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

Job Information


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


 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 


  • Full time Monday – Friday 


  • 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 


Please send your cover letter and résumé to Ginger Barna, Head Librarian (