Hebrew/Yiddish Cataloger for LAC Group – Virtual/Remote

LAC Federal seeks a Hebrew/Yiddish Cataloger (Virtual) for ongoing cataloging work, for a prestigious Museum located in Washington, DC.   This cataloging work can be accomplished remotely from any location and pays on a per-piece rate. Some rare materials cannot be shipped and must either be done on-site or using surrogates (photocopies of the material). Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew and/or Yiddish and English and have previous experience cataloging foreign language materials. All applicants must be able to successfully pass a cataloging skills test.  Candidates with a strong understanding of Jewish literary forms and traditions are strongly preferred.  In addition to Hebrew and Yiddish, the Museum has a need for cataloging Judaica in other European languages such as German and Slavic languages such as Polish. Candidates with a knowledge of any of these languages are also encouraged to apply. Must have a strong focus on details and quality control.

Responsibilities:

  • Search, retrieve and/or update bibliographic records in ILS;
  • Perform original and copy cataloging of print monographs, serials, and foreign language materials;
  • Perform both descriptive and subject cataloging;
  • Provide accurate Romanization of Hebrew;
  • Create and update holdings records;
  • Ensure work conforms to client standards, and collaborate in a team environment;
  • Assist with processing and cataloging.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
    • Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred but not required
  • Foreign language proficiency in Hebrew/Yiddish;
  • Previous original cataloging experience in Hebrew/Yiddish foreign language;
  • Must have experience with AACR2, RDA, RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards.
  • Must have experience with authority control
  • Experience in data entry;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Proficiency using Word & Excel;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction;
  • Ability to work independently

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

 

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