Jobs for Medievalists

Cataloger (2014 opening)

The Folger Shakespeare Library, a premier research library located in Washington, DC, seeks a Cataloger to join a team dedicated to descriptive cataloguing and maintaining national standards. The Cataloger performs original and copy cataloging of various vault and open-stacks materials in OCLC and Hamnet, a Voyager-based local integrated system. Materials include books, serials, microfilm, electronic resources, objects, and other non-book materials in various languages. This includes: establishing and revising name headings in the LC/NACO authority file according to NACO policies and Folger procedures, processing transfers, replacements, and de-accessions, and other cataloging projects or administrative duties as assigned. Monday through Friday, 35 hour work week, with occasional Saturday duty in the Reading Room.

This position requires a B.A. degree, preferably in the humanities, and one to three years experience in a research library environment. A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and cataloging experience is preferred. Applicants must have cataloging facility in at least one European language other than English (Latin, German, French, and/or Italian preferred), strong computer and organizational skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, the ability to follow technical instructions, and a meticulous attention to detail. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LC subject headings, MARC21, and/or working experience with OCLC Connexion. Salary: mid- to high 30’s and exceptional benefits.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: Cataloger, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE. For additional information on the Folger, please visit us at

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