Jobs for Medievalists

Librarian (Rare Book Cataloger) – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress is seeking a catalog librarian for its Rare Materials Section, US Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. This is a full-time federal position, starting at the GS9 grade with promotion potential to GS13. The ideal candidate will possess cataloging experience and/or education as well as one or more European languages. The initial multi-year assignment of the incumbent will be to participate in completing the retrospective conversion of titles held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division (RBSCD). In later years, the incumbent will also catalog rare titles for the Law Library, the Prints & Photographs Division (P&P), and other special collections throughout the Library. The retrospective conversion of RBSCD holdings is incomplete and requires a revisit of manual files to insure all titles are represented in the online catalog. The successful candidate will work closely with RBSCD custodial staff and with other special and general collections catalogers as well as preservation and conservation staff. He/she will report to the Section Head of the Rare Materials Section.

View the full job posting and instructions on how to apply at the USAJOBS website:

If this link does not work, please go to and search “160247” as a keyword. This is the job announcement number.

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