Washington, DC

What you'll be doing

Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger's reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds. Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices.

What your background should be

Applicant must have progressively responsible experience. Ability to communicate in English, Spanish (or Portuguese), and Italian. Knowledge of library acquisitions and cataloging rules, practices, and procedures. Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies. Ability to communicate in writing. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Required Schooling / Training

Not specified

Who is the client company

This is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States.
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