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Rare Visual Materials Catalog Librarian (Richard Cheek World War II Graphic Arts Collection)

The Boston Athenaeum seeksaRare Visual Materials Catalog Librarian to catalog posters from its Richard Cheek World War II Graphic Arts Collection. The poster collection addresses a wide range of issues related to all facets of the conflict both American and European. The Rare Visual Materials Catalog Librarian reports to the Chief Technical Services and will join a collegial Technical Services team.

This position is a temporary two-year contract position with benefits.

- Creates full descriptive MARC 21 original and complex copy cataloging of bibliographic records in OCLC Connexion following DCRM(G) standards and local practice for a variety of graphic materials related to World War II.
- Assigns appropriate access points from theName Authority File, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and form/genre terms for rare materials according to national standards and local practice.
- Advises Digital Programs with metadata for digital surrogates, when necessary.
- Meets and maintains established goals as to quantity and quality of work production.
- Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

- Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
- Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school required.
- A least three years recent experience performing original, complex cataloging required.
- Working knowledge of MARC21 coding, LC-PCC PS, OCLC Connexion and bibliographic standards, and Catalogers Desktop required.
- Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work required.
- Proficiency in establishing or editing LC/NACO authority file records according to NACO/RDA standards required.
- Formal training in rare visual materials strongly preferred.
- Experience using ExLibris Voyager integrated library system strongly preferred.
- Experience handling rare materials strongly preferred.
- Formal training in rare book cataloging preferred.
- Reading knowledge of a European language preferred.
- Knowledge of mid-twentieth century history desirable.
- Ability to lift 40 pounds required.
- The successful candidate will have the ability to carry out detailed procedures with accuracy under minimal supervision and to work collegially with other staff members.

Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability, to

*The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. Retirees encouraged to apply.

Relevant research areas: North America, 20th Century, Book arts, Lithography

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