Job Posting: Three positions at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Temporary Cataloging Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

As part of a comprehensive collections management project, the Cataloging Assistant will perform hands-on cataloging of the 7,000 uncatalogued library materials.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Undertake ongoing cataloguing and organization of the Library and Archives collection and other collections management activities.
  • Perform accurate and consistent copy cataloging and original cataloging including accurate and consistent documentation of bibliographic information and assignment of Library of Congress classification and subject headings.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or relevant professional experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Library of Congress systems and AACR2r standards.
  • Ability to work with computer database systems. Experience with PastPerfect preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance behind accurate and consistent description.
  • Knowledge of Swedish language is preferred

Temporary Objects Cataloger

POSITION SUMMARY

As part of a comprehensive collections management project, the Objects Cataloger will perform hands-on cataloging and update catalog records for 5,000 museum objects.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Develop accurate description of museum collection objects.
  • Create accurate photographic representations of items to incorporate into records.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Demonstrated museum object handling, registration, and cataloging skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computer database systems.  PastPerfect preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience with collections photography and digital image handling.
  • Some background in Swedish language or culture desirable.

 

Project Librarian/Archivist

POSITION SUMMARY

As part of a comprehensive collections management project, the Project Librarian/Archivist will provide direction to the Catalogue Team and work with the Collections Registrar to create cataloging processes and policies. The Project Librarian/Archivist will also undertake ongoing cataloguing and organization of the Library and Archives collection and other collections management activities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The Librarian/Archivist will:

  • Perform accurate and consistent copy cataloging and original cataloging including accurate and consistent documentation of bibliographic information and assignment of Library of Congress classification and subject headings.
  • Work with the Collections Registrar to oversee and train project team and ASI volunteers.
  • Update PastPerfect database catalog and online catalog.
  • In accordance with the Collections Policies, advise on library/archives collections deaccesions.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience in library, archives, or collections management strongly preferred.
  • 1-3 years’ experience as a working in a library or cultural heritage institution.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), AACR2r, and Library of Congress classification and subject headings preferred.
  • Ability to work with computer database systems. Experience with PastPerfect preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to be well-organized and self-directed.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards required.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Computer literacy, specifically in Windows-based database management, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively.
  • Some background in Swedish language desirable. 

More information and application: http://www.asimn.org/about-us/employment-opportunities

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