Jobs for Medievalists

Position Available: Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator, Ohio State U

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications for the position of  Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator.  This Administrative & Professional staff position leads a program consisting of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the diverse Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections through the library catalog and other library discovery tools. Under the general direction of the Head of Special Collections Description and Access, works collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical control over materials described in the library catalog; facilitating the discovery and the use of these materials by researchers, and ensuring that the library can effectively manage collections; establishes policies, procedures and best practices; supervises department staff with cataloging responsibilities.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience cataloging library materials, including expertise in standards used for library cataloging including AACR2, MARC, or RDA; ability to understand, interpret, and apply complex policies and procedures; project management and workflow analysis capabilities; demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently.

Desired qualifications:

Advanced degree; familiarity with rare books and manuscripts cataloging; supervisory experience; experience with use of Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials (Books), descriptive bibliography, or other related practice; familiarity with metadata standards, such as Dublin Core or EAD; experience creating metadata; reading ability in one or more non-English language (Western European preferred).

Target salary: $36,000 – $40,000 Annually

Go to for a completed description and to apply. Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2014.

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