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Foreign Language Cataloger - LAC Group

Location: USA - DC - Washington DC

LAC Group is seeking a Foreign Language Cataloger to work at a prestigious federal agency on Capitol Hill. The selected Cataloger will process titles in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and/or Turkish by supplying required metadata in MARC21-compliant bibliographic records. Hours for this role are flexible and can be either full-time or part-time.

  • Utilize the Library's ILS using knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as Resource Description & Access (RDA), the RDA Toolkit, Cataloger's Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC21, etc. to supply the required bibliographic information.
  • Search each title to be processed to prevent the creation of duplicate records, process duplicate copies, and check authority control of headings used in access points.
  • Complete the cataloging in the bibliographic record for foreign language titles in any subject area, following the bibliographic record content guidelines
  • Supply the required descriptive elements and Library of Congress Subject Headings for single-part monographic materials being cataloged.
  • Provide dual-script descriptive cataloging data (in the original script and in transliteration) for Russian language titles, with transliterations conforming to the ALA-LC Romanization Tables for Russian.
  • Identify and refer to staff any headings requiring authority work (name, title, or subject) for the materials being cataloged; contractor is not required to perform authority work.
  • Exercise care in the handling of Library materials to avoid loss or damage.

  • Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and foreign language skills for reading, analyzing and transcribing the works in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and/or Turkish
  • 1+ years of cataloging or metadata experience including working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LC and Dewey Classification;
  • Must have expert knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA), the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit are also required.
  • Knowledge of Cyrillic script and letters is highly desired;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard cataloging practices and applications in Voyager.
  • Focused attention to detail and the ability to follow standard procedures in the physical handling and processing of materials

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.