Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency
Cataloging – Full Time
The Folger Shakespeare Library (Folger) invites applications for the Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency. The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency (“Seiler Residency” for short) is a nine-month term-limited position for new library professionals made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Folger. This Residency runs from September 2016 through June 2017. The 2016/17 Seiler Resident will work hands-on with 17th-century printed books while being actively trained and mentored by Folger librarians. The focus of the residency will be on rare book cataloging, but the Seiler Resident will also have the opportunity to work directly with acquisitions staff, curators, and other professionals in order to gain a thorough and practical understanding of rare materials librarianship. Specific activities will be tailored to match the Seiler Resident’s individual interests and needs, with the understanding that these may change over the nine months as the resident develops professionally. The Seiler Resident will be an integral part of the Folger staff, participating in departmental meetings, attending talks, and contributing to the collegial environment on a professional level in order to gain genuine career-oriented experience. Additional information about the residency and potential projects is available on Folgerpedia. Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV, and must have received a master’s degree within the 18 months prior to application from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Familiarity with key people and events from early modern British culture is required. Our ideal candidate will have a background (or coursework) in the field of rare books or descriptive bibliography, and bibliographic knowledge of Latin. Ability to carefully handle fragile materials is necessary. Applicants must have strong computer and organizational skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, the ability to follow technical instructions, and a meticulous attention to detail. Knowledge of basic technical processing/cataloging functions and services to include cataloging standards such as RDA, and MARC21 as well as the use of OCLC Connexion preferred. Knowledge of DCRM(B) a plus. Working knowledge of Voyager desired. Experience cataloging for a research library environment a plus. This is a full time, 35 hours per week, residency with salary and benefits. Applications are due by June 30, 2016.