Assistant Cataloger, Strong National Museum of Play® Library and Archives, NY

Job Title: Assistant Cataloger
Organization: Strong National Museum of Play® Library and Archives
Location: Rochester, New York,
Description: Assistant Cataloger

Strong National Museum of Play® Library and Archives

Job Type: IMLS grant-funded contract position through October 2008; full-time Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week.

Education: MLS/MLIS from ALA accredited library school

Job Description and Qualifications:

Must have recent experience in original and complex copy cataloging. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Under the direction of the Supervising Cataloger, the successful candidate will perform both original and complex copy cataloging of toy trade catalogs using Anglo-American cataloging rules, MARC format, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, and authority control maintenance procedures using OCLC Connexion, resolve cataloging problems, and create and maintain authority records according to national standards. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; perform duties in a professional manner; work independently and in a team; exercise sound judgment; work well under pressure; prioritize workload; and manage several tasks simultaneously.

Must submit to and pass a drug screen and a criminal background check as a condition of employment. We are a smoke-free building and smoking is not allowed on museum property.

Application Information:Resume, letter of application, and references to: Kathie Dengler, Vice President for Human Resources, Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607. Email address:

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