Library Associates Companies (LAC) seeks candidates for the position of Project Archivist / Cataloger to work on site at an ongoing project in New Orleans, LA. Working with both restored and undamaged materials, the Project Archivist / Cataloger oversees the remaining Katrina recovery process for archives and will create MARC records in Voyager and OCLC for all processed collections. In addition, the incumbent in this position will design an EAD implementation plan and will ensure that all existing and new MARC records conform to necessary standards for EAD cross-walking and implementation.
Primary Responsibilities - This is a list of primary responsibilities and is not intended to be all-inclusive:
§ Analyze the level and quality of existing MARC records for archival materials;
§ Review and assess finding aids and other access tools for all processed collections;
§ Work in conjunction with the client to develop a workable cataloging timetable and priorities;
§ Create original MARC records in OCLC and Voyager to full level for the description of archival materials ensuring the compliance of data with EAD data fields and crosswalks;
§ Provide the client with EAD crosswalks and an implementation proposal;
§ Potentially create more detailed finding aids for processed archival in collections with minimal finding aids;
§ Oversee the archival processing tasks associated both with the Katrina Recovery Project and with the cataloging of collections;
§ Keep the Project Manager informed of all issues relating to the archives piece of the project;
§ Participate in the management and oversight of elements of the Katrina Recovery Project;
§ Supervise Archival Cataloging Technician and other archival project staff.
§ Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program;
§ Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic libraries;
§ Original and copy cataloging of archival materials mandatory;
§ Experience working with MARC bibliographic and holdings records mandatory;
§ Strong knowledge of Encoded Archival Descriptions (EAD) mandatory;
In order to apply and be considered for this position, please follow the registration link below.
Library Associates Companies (LAC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.