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    This position is located in the History and Military Science Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

    The position description number for this position is 058498.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime, compflex, or maxiflex work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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    The History and Military Science Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and classification skills to provide original and copy cataloging, primarily for material in the following subject areas: US history, history of Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, military science, naval or defense issues. The incumbent should also have knowledge of the theoretical aspects of historical study.

    Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs research in the cataloger's reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

    Analyzes material to determine subject content. Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices in order to determine a given work’s relationship to the existing collections. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

    Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

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