Project Cataloger for Rare Hebraica (part-time, temporary) – Yeshiva University Libraries – NYC

Position Summary

Perform original and copy cataloging tasks of rare books and materials in the Hebrew language. Use bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC, and authority records to compose accurate descriptive data. Input records into Virtua.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of Hebrew materials under the supervision of a catalog librarian.
  • Use bibliographic utilities and authority records to create accurate descriptive data.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience & Educational Background

  • 4 years of library experience preferred.
  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree.

Skills & Competencies

  • Very good reading proficiency in Hebrew required. Knowledge of Rabbinical texts and ability to read Rashi script preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

Application Instructions

Submit letter of interest and résumé.

About Us

Occupying four newly renovated levels in the Mendel Gottesman Library Building (levels 2 through 3A), the Pollack Library offers a wide range of collections and services in support of University academic programs, both undergraduate and graduate. With its collection of over 317,000 physical volumes, and access to more than 50,000 electronic-journals, several hundred databases, and 428,000 electronic book titles shared with other libraries at the Wilf and Beren Campuses, the Pollack Library provides students and faculty members with a vast array of information sources. Computing, wireless access, scanning, copying and printing services, along with software tools such as electronic reserves and citation programs, support research and learning activities.

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, and psychology.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations — Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
Staff members have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

Comments are closed.