The American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming seeks a Two-Year Rare Book Cataloger (Assistant Archivist) to perform original and adaptive cataloging of rare materials. The titles are chiefly in English, with some in modern European languages and Latin.
Responsible for original and adaptive cataloging of the Toppan Library rare book collection. Creates and adapts OCLC bibliographic records using current standards. Knowledge of rare books and experience in the proper handling of rare materials. Applies prescribed appraisal criteria and condition evaluation procedures while maintaining appropriate records.
STATUS OF POSITION: Two-year contract position, non-tenure track faculty status (assistant archivist).
ALA-accredited masters (MLS, MLIS, etc.) degree
Experience with LCC, LCSH, DCRM(B) with AACR2/RDA, MARC, and related cataloging rules and tools
Knowledge of rare books and experience in the proper handling of rare materials
OCLC cataloging experience
Ability to prioritize work, carry out and follow work instructions, and direct the work of student employees
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skill
Ability to create and maintain accurate documentation pertaining to the cataloging project
Experience cataloging rare books
Experience using an integrated library system or library management system (work is done in Sierra)
Experience with project management and supervision
The AHC is responsible for maintaining the University's Archives, and for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the historical documentation of select aspects of cultural heritage at the local, state, national, and even international levels. Our mission is to support the administrative and educational curriculum of the University by enabling historical research and interpretation across a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. We meet these mandates through acquisition, stewardship, accessibility, service, instruction, exhibition, outreach, digitization, and collaborative programmatic activities.
The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center supports the mission of the University by sharing unique aspects of American history and cultural heritage with the UW community, faculty, staff, and campus organizations, and by making these resources available to citizens of Wyoming and to diverse global audiences. The AHC strives to make this history and cultural heritage readily accessible through a variety of platforms that foster both individual and group discovery to promote and enhance scholarly research and inquiry, curriculum development, and continuing education.