Job Opportunity: Paid Cataloging Internship at the Dallas Museum of Art

Cataloging Internship – Fall 2019

Dallas Museum of Art

The Mayer Library is pleased to offer a paid cataloging internship for the fall 2019 semester. The ideal candidate is a current MLS student who is enthusiastic about cataloging and has an interest in art history. This position may also be adapted for course credit or as a practicum. The intern will get experience in cataloging and classification, improve bibliographic search skills, and gain an understanding of museum library practices. I’ll be attending the annual conference in Salt Lake City and will be happy to talk with anyone who’s interested.

Read the full description and apply online here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/100826

Application deadline: April 15

Responsibilities:

Perform copy cataloging on books in the library’s backlog.

Search for MARC records in OCLC Connexion.

Update records in the library’s bibliographic database.

Perform end processing on select materials.

Assist with other cataloging projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate program for library and/or information science.

Completed coursework in descriptive and subject cataloging.

Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, and Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems.

Exacting attention to detail.

Ability to take direction and work independently.

Ability to lift 25 lbs. and push a book truck.

Applicants with an interest in art history and/or museum work preferred.

The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library is the art research library of the Dallas Museum of Art. Originally established in 1936, the collection opened to the public in 1944 and has grown over time into an essential resource for DMA staff, docents, and the general public. The non-circulating collection numbers 100,000 volumes and supports research on all areas of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. For more information, visit DMA.org/research/library.

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