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Librarian – Printed Rare Materials Audit

Do you have an excellent understanding of library documentation procedures and cataloguing standards (particularly RDA, AACR2 and DCRM)? Do you have experience of working with printed rare materials, improving existing records and reconciling uncatalogued material in a library management system? Would you relish the opportunity to take on a key inventory and cataloguing role in a leading medical humanities library?

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art.

Additional info

This fixed-term post has been created in response to Wellcome Collection’s recent award of Museum Accreditation and runs for 2 years. As part of a closely-integrated team of librarians, archivists and documentation professionals, you will take a central role in an inventory and documentation project to make sure our early printed books and ephemera (pre-1851) are accounted for and catalogued to current sectoral standards. You’ll be responsible for physically reviewing items in the collection, identifying and resolving catalogue and informational anomalies, researching provenance where appropriate and liaising with a wide range of staff.

We are looking to recruit a qualified librarian who will relish the opportunity to rationalise, enhance and improve the visibility of our early printed materials, building and sharing a strong working knowledge of our collections through cataloguing and data auditing. We are committed to widening access to our collection and the post-holder will demonstrate a genuine interest in improving data quality and access.

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