Dear all,

Please post the attach add as wide as possible.  Applications are 
accepted electronically only at by Dec. 7.  You 
will find additional information at Thank you 
very much for your help in distributing this add.

Yelena Luckert

Head, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians

Librarian for History, Jewish, Slavic and Women's Studies

University of Maryland Libraries

College Park, MD 20742

Phone:  301-405-9365

Fax:  301-314-2795

Title:                Judaica and Hebraica 

Category:        Exempt, Contingent II (contractual)
Department:  Metadata Services
Benefits:         22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave
                         3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
                         Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, 
and Prescription

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Judaica and 
Hebraica Cataloger (contract).  Reporting to the the General 
Resources Cataloging Unit Head  the Judaica and Hebraica Cataloger is 
responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of 
Jewish and Israel Studies materials, in Hebrew or Yiddish, as well as 
in English and other languages, and in all formats. Catalogs using 
relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated 
Institutions (USMAI) and local standards in both a consortial 
database and OCLC. Trains and supervises student assistant(s) direct reports.


·                                            High School Diploma or equivalent

·                                            Proficiency in reading, 
writing and speaking Hebrew language; familiarity with Hebrew 
romanization system; in-depth knowledge of history, literature and 
other aspects of Jewish culture, including rabbinics; knowledge of 
Yiddish desirable.
·        Minimum of three years of relevant experience in libraries 
with a minimum of two years of copy cataloging and /or database 
maintenance experience in an academic, research, or special library 
in one or more of the following areas: monographs cataloging, serials 
cataloging, or authority control.
·        Knowledge of and proficiency with automated library systems, 
AACR2, RDA, LCPSs, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH and MARC 21 
formats, and OCLC Connexion.
·        Must be able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response 
to shifting priorities and changing constraints.
·        Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work both 
independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and 
to interact effectively with a broad variety of staff within and 
outside of Technical Services; ability to communicate clearly, 
knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons 
potentially affected by the scope of the work.

This is a contractual appointment

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online 
at No relocation assistance will be 
provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the 
University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for 
employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes 
the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of 
three references.

The position is open until filled.  Application review will begin on 
Dec. 7, 2011.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a 
policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate 
against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, 
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry 
or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political 
affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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