Cataloging and Donations Management Librarian – full time - Leo Baeck Institute Library, New York

Job Information

Description

The Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, New York), is seeking a full time Cataloging and Donations Management librarian. 

The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to preserving the history of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on German-speaking Jewish communities. It is one of five partner organizations at the Center for Jewish History. For more information about the Leo Baeck Institute, please visit our website at http://www.lbi.org

Responsibilities

 Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Cataloging and Donations Management Librarian 

  • Performs copy and original cataloging of print and non-print materials published in German and English, based on RDA, MARC21, and Library of Congress cataloging standards
  • Manages all aspects of library donations, including checking lists, processing donated items, and maintaining donor correspondence
  • Provides training in cataloging and other skills to other staff members as needed
  • Assists with collections development and performs other professional  duties as needed
  • Proactively participates in library projects to maximize access and improve data quality
  • Streamlines cataloging procedures and participates in relevant committees
  • Compiles statistics and reports to monitor progress
  • Provides occasional reference services related to the German-speaking Jewish communities 

Hours 

  • Full time Monday – Friday 

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Solid reading knowledge of German required
  • Strong cataloging and technical skills
  • Proficiency with OCLC Connexion and Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system or similar library systems
  • Interest in German-Jewish history
  • Fast learner, detail oriented, and accurate
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills
  • The ability to work well independently or as a team member 

Desirable qualification 

  • Working knowledge of Hebrew 

Salary and Benefits 

Salary and benefits will commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Application 

Please send your cover letter and résumé to Ginger Barna, Head Librarian (gbarna@lbi.cjh.org)