Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Grant-Funded Position at American Antiquarian Society
Position title: Cataloguer, North American Imprints Project

The American Antiquarian Society has an immediate opening for a rare-book cataloger. The Society's North American Imprints Program is currently creating a detailed union catalog of U.S. imprints published from 1801 through 1820. The position is grant-funded; funding is in place for the next 24 months, and additional funding will be sought for continuation of the project.

Essential Responsibilities:
Successful applicants are expected both to create new MARC records and to enhance existing MARC records, working both from original books and pamphlets and from digital and microform surrogates. AAS utilizes Endeavor Information Systems' Voyager integrated library system.

Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as experience with the MARC formats, with AACR2, and with "Bibliographic Description of Rare Books". The MLS is required for this position; familiarity with Voyager and knowledge of Microsoft Access and/or SQL is desirable; a background in American history and a reading knowledge of German are highly preferred.

The position is available immediately.
Salary: Minimum $35,000 negotiable based on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Days, Professional Development Opportunities
Work hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Additional information will be provided upon request.
Please submit a letter of application and resume to Edward J. Harris, Jr., Director of Administration, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609. Electronic applications should be sent to eharris@mwa.org. Deadline for applications is 15 June 2007.

The American Antiquarian Society is a learned society founded in 1812 that supports a research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876. The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.