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Carter Burden Project Cataloger
(Temporary, Part-Time)

Job Responsibilities

The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a temporary, part-time Project Cataloger to work on the Carter Burden Collection of American Literature. This position is responsible for creating records in CORSAIR, the Morganís public access collections catalog, for books and other printed items in the Burden Collection. This will include searching for copy and fully cataloging each item in OCLC, overlaying preliminary records in Voyager, importing name authority records as needed, and physically processing books including the assignment of accession numbers and the printing of a barcode flag for each volume. This temporary part-time position will work a total of 500 hours. The position reports to the Head of Cataloging and Database Maintenance.


  • Master's in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree with at least three years of cataloging experience in a library setting
  • In depth knowledge of the MARC format and of AACR2 required; familiarity with RDA is preferred
  • Experience with an online library system required; experience with Voyager and the OCLC Connexion client preferred
  • Must work with accuracy and attention to detail and possess strong computer skills
  • Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy boxes and books
  • Ability to push a fully loaded book truck

Compensation: Competitive

To apply: Interested applicants please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

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