This position is located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012616.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.Learn more about this agency
The purpose of this position is to assist in preparing descriptive information generated from the Community Collections grant program, a limited-term project to collect and archive contemporary community-driven cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which is home to one of the largest repositories of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, will offer grants to individuals to work within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as oral history interviews and audio-visual recordings of cultural activity, from the community perspective. The initiative is part of “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Under the direction of the Director of the Archives, the incumbent performs the full range of original cataloging duties for unpublished or rare born-digital materials, which requires specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history, and/or considerable knowledge of analog and digital specialized format areas (manuscripts, photographs, audio and moving image materials, etc.).
Working in a team environment, follows cataloging rules and applies archival theory and practice for describing collection materials. Creates and edits MARC catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file. Joins a team that administers the American Folklore Society (AFS) Ethnographic Thesaurus.
Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy, consistency, and cultural competency in performing work assignments.
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