Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Asian Language Cataloger, Ingalls Library

The Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art seeks an Asian Language Cataloger. This individual will be responsible for original and copy cataloging of book and non-book materials in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages in the field of art utilizing national cataloging standards, LCCN, LCSH, CJK characters and standards and transliteration standards. The Cataloger will also perform associated name and series authority work for ArtNACO funnel projects, resolve complex cataloging and authority problems, translate Asian language information for museum staff and act as an interpreter for visitors as needed.

The Ingalls Library is a nationally recognized art reference library (including image library and museum archives). Founded in 1916, the library contains approximately 450,000 volumes, including journals, 92,000 auction catalogues, and 24,000 clipping files. The image library contains approximately 285,000 digital images, and 6,000,000 photographs of works of art and architecture, including individual photographs and microfiche.

Qualified candidates will possess an ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science (required) and a Bachelor’s degree in art history (desired) coupled with at least two years of related experience; comprehensive knowledge of current cataloging practices required, including working knowledge of AACR2 rev. ed. cataloging rules, knowledge of RDA, LC classification, LCSH subject headings, and MARC21 format; familiarity with an integrated library system and OCLC required; fluency in English and Chinese required; reading knowledge of Japanese and/or Korean desired; knowledge of common digital metadata standards desired.

Position available immediately. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with three references by September 30, 2010 to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Attention Human Resources, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or email to: resume@clevelandart.org.