Hourly Librarian II (or Librarian I in training) – The New York Public Library

This is an hourly Librarian II (or Librarian I on a training basis) position, temporary for six months.Under the general supervision of the Librarian III, catalogs original designs, artwork and prints. Performs original and copy cataloging in OCLC, and updates records in local Innovative Interfaces system, CATNYP. Produces MARC records in accordance with local and national standards. Creates authority records for personal names and corporate entities not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File. Identifies conservation needs. Consults as needed with appropriate NYPL archival, conservation and cataloging staff. Performs related duties as required.
Required Experience

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. Master’s degree or undergraduate degree in art, dance or dance history preferred. Successfully demonstrated professional experience required for appointment at the Librarian II level. Successfully demonstrated professional cataloging or archival processing experience, including original cataloging. Successfully demonstrated professional knowledge of dance history. Successfully demonstrated experience with AACR2, MARC formats, LC subject headings, LC cataloging policies and practices, and/or artworks cataloging resources. Successfully demonstrated ability to work in a computer-cataloging environment; experience with OCLC and CATNYP (Innovative interfaces) preferred. Successfully demonstrated ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions and work effectively with staff at all levels. Successfully demonstrated organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment and ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment. Successfully demonstrated computer skills, including MS Word and Excel. Demonstrated experience handling and cataloging original artworks preferred.

Education Requirements

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. Master’s degree or undergraduate degree in art, dance or dance history preferred.



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HR Dept job code: LM-L2DAN
The New York Public Library
188 Madison Ave., Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10016 USA
Phone: 212-592-7300
Fax: 212-592-7327

Email:  lsresumes@nypl.org

WebSite:  www.nypl.org

Library Information

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library is the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Chronicling the art of dance in all its manifestations – ballet, ethnic, modern, social, and folk – the division is much more than a library in the usual sense of the word. It is part museum, part film production center, and part consulting service to the professional dance community. It preserves the history of dance by gathering diverse written, visual, and aural resources, and it works to ensure the art forms continuity through an active documentation program.

Posting Date

June 15, 2007

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