Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Library collects, curates, and facilitates access to a wide variety of rare and unique materials, chiefly in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The person in this position participates in that mission by working with colleagues to provide access to titles in the McGehee Miniature Book Collection, which comprises more than 16,000 titles in multiple languages covering a wide variety of subjects, of which approximately half are uncatalogued. Reporting to the Manager of the Metadata Creation & Organization unit, the Miniature Books Project Cataloger will be responsible for original and copy cataloging titles from this unique collection.
** This is a restricted-term, 12 month position dedicated to processing the donated collection. **
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's in Library Science
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience cataloging rare and unique materials in an academic or research library.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Ability to independently adhere to standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCRI and DCRM(B). - Ability to independently work with OCLC and an integrated library system to create MARC cataloging records. - Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and productively in a team environment. - Demonstrated success in working within a project schedule. - Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. - Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft office, Integrated Library Systems
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.