[Aaus-list] Job: Russian Cataloger (, Hoover Institution, California) at Hoover Institution Library and Archives

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Russian Cataloger (, Hoover Institution, California)
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Stanford University

**Russian Cataloger - 67759**


The Hoover Institution is seeking qualified candidates for the position of
Russian Cataloger. The position is a full-time non-career track position
for a
one-year fixed term. Please supply a resume including education and relevant
experience and a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications and
the names and addresses of three references with knowledge of the applicant's
suitability and qualifications for this position.


Under the direction of the Librarian, the Russian Cataloger will serve to
reduce the existing Hoover backlog of Russian materials, identify and catalog
hidden collections and to enable their discovery through the Stanford online
catalog. Assist library patrons (faculty, students, researchers and other
library users) with identifying and locating sources of information. Research
and answer inquiries.


 * The Russian Cataloger will be responsible for the original and copy
cataloging of monographs and serials primarily in Russian, but including
other Western languages such as German and French. Original cataloging is
performed according to RDA and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules as applied
through BIBCO and the Library of Congress. Subject analysis and
classification are also done using the Library of Congress system. The
Hoover Library follows and consults as practicable with staff from the
Stanford University Libraries Metadata Department to comply with Stanford
University Libraries wide policy and practice.
 * Some maintenance may be performed (e.g. added volumes and added copies,
deletions, withdrawals). Errors discovered and reported are corrected by
the cataloger and other staff as appropriate. Occasionally, re-cataloging
and reclassification are necessary.
 * The cataloger may be asked to serve on the service desk in the reading
room. The cataloger may answer reference queries, written and oral, as
 * Special projects may be assigned.


**Education & Experience:**

Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline such as
background in Russian history or politics of the 20th century, preferably a
graduate degree in a subject field germane to the Russian collection with
demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of
and relevant experience such as working in cataloging and experience with
antiquarian books.

**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:**

 * Expert knowledge of Russian required and working knowledge of another
European language is desirable.
 * Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills in English
and Russian.
 * Theoretical and practical knowledge of current cataloging procedures
and principles as defined in RDA, AACR2, the MARC Bibliographic,
Holdings, and Authorities formats, LC subject headings and
 * Ability to learn rapidly and implement new cataloging procedures and
principles adopted by the Department and the Stanford University
Libraries required. Knowledge of rare materials cataloging standards such
as DCRM would be a plus.
 * Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata
and cataloging standards, and Sirsi's Symphony system and its web
version, used in Searchworks, the online catalog of the Stanford
University Libraries.
 * High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, word
processing spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email,
Internet, Integrated Library Systems) required; high level computer
competency kept up to date through continuous learning required.
 * Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time required.
 * Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while
maintaining a very high level of productivity.
 * Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
 * Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a
wide variety of people.
 * Ability to work independently and as a team member in a rapidly
changing environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows.

 * Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
 * Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation,
grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull
objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
 * Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand,
kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
 * Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
 * Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to
650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
* - Consistent with
its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable
accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to
perform the essential functions of his or her job.


 * May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to
dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

 * Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with
Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
 * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses
and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
 * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University
policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel
policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative
Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a public policy
research center devoted to the advanced study of domestic and international
affairs, founded at Stanford University in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the
first president of the United States. The Institution's Library and Archives,
with more than 700,000 volumes and 6,000 collections, constitute one of the
world's largest repositories of materials on twentieth- and twenty-first
century social, economic, and political change. In particular, the Hoover
Library holds a large number of rare books, serials and government
publications that document the Russian Revolution, communism and Soviet
history and politics.

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity
and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by

Job: Library

Location: Hoover Institution

Department URL: http://www.hoover.org

Schedule: Full-time

Classification Level: G

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