Aga Khan Cataloger – MIT Libraries

The Libraries, to perform original and complex copy MARC cataloging of materials in the Aga Khan collection, including text and special formats in English, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and other languages. Will create original catalog records in OCLC; create authority records for all unique headings in accordance with local practices; process, research, identify, and perform original cataloging for images and photographs of art, architecture, and urban planning in an online database; perform authority work following national standards and MIT practices; work with staff to prioritize workflow; participate in provision of reference and circulation activities; and direct students in routine tasks. May assist faculty and students in the use of analog and digital collections, including online access to digital images. Will report to the head of cataloging and metadata services and to the Rotch images librarian.

REQUIREMENTS: current enrollment in library school program or ALA-MLS/MLIS; ability to transliterate Arabic and Persian and catalog in these languages; ability to catalog in Turkish; knowledge of monographs cataloging, cataloging standards, authority standards, and metadata standards demonstrated through successful coursework or experience; initiative; flexibility; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; solid organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and exercise good judgment; excellent analytical skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills for receiving training, collaborating, problem resolution, and public service; and solid computer skills and knowledge of database programs. Fluency in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish desirable; as are experience in original or image cataloging in an academic environment and knowledge of VRA Core. MIT-00004487-O

This is a temporary, two-year appointment.

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