Hi, and apologies for cross-posting:
The Processing Technician position is located in the Processing Unit of the
Recorded Sound Section in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded
Sound (MBRS) Division at the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
(NAVCC). Incumbent reports to the Recorded Sound Processing Unit Head and
is responsible for the accessioning, processing, conservation, and
reference servicing of the audio collections of the Library of Congress.
Serves under the guidance of staff trainers, team leaders, and supervisors
and works independently on less complex collection materials. Following
extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library
collections for use, preservation and storage. Receives incoming
collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly
distributes all types of library collection items for processing; completes
appropriate forms and/or data records for accessioning, recording, and
statistical reports; using primary bibliographic databases, receives and
sorts materials into categories and identifies duplicates. Accessions newly
received material. Prepares materials for long-term storage and/or digital
conversion. Performs basic conservation on materials as needed, including
re-housing, cleaning, rewinding and labeling. Prints and attaches labels
and barcodes. Alerts the supervisor to the presence of material requiring
evaluation for special treatment and other considerations. Identifies, in a
variety of formats, recorded sound materials, title, source, date of
acquisition, and other important data to serve as the basis for initial
processing and cataloging. Inputs information in manual/automated systems
for inventories, container lists, shelf lists, or other kinds of finding
aids using box/folder information, series titles, and other data compiled
during processing and/or provided by a librarian, cataloger, curator,
specialist, or supervisor.
Performs manual/automated preliminary access/inventory cataloging for
single items or collections following the established procedures of the
Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains
the collections. Handles requests for collections materials. Retrieves
items from storage and delivers them to the proper location or staff.
Arranges, sorts, shelves new materials and re-shelves materials returned to
the stacks according to shelf order. Identifies and removes items suspected
of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for
further determination of disposition. Examines collection materials to
assess physical condition under the guidance of specialists and selects
best copies for retention. Withdraws materials in need of conservation
treatment and re-labeling, forwarding them for appropriate correction.
Effects shifts necessitated by growth of collection. Inputs information in
manual/automated systems for inventories, container lists, shelf lists, or
other kinds of finding aids using box/folder information, series titles,
and other data compiled during processing and/or provided by a librarian,
cataloger, curator, specialist, or supervisor.
Prepares simple materials for reformatting such as digital scanning. Such
preparation includes, but is not limited to, counting and marking pages and
items, examining completed copies against the original material, and
linking scanned images to appropriate bibliographic and inventory data
records. Works with staff and/or contractors to prepare and scan
collections for preservation. Operates scanning equipment. Retrieves and
returns scanned materials to collections storage areas.
Under minimal supervision, conducts basic background research on the
collections and research correspondence assigned. Carries out basic
research to refine and amplify the curatorial files; to provide preliminary
records for the creation of catalog entries, captions, and other
documentation necessary for the control and access to the collections; to
create finding aids, catalogs, and other publications; and to develop
caption information and documentation.
Performs other duties as assigned.