Banner Default Image


Back to job search


  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 25950

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £17.70 - 17.70 per hour

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    8 months

  • Startdate:

    2019-12-02 00:00:00


Part Time Contract until 31st July 2020 (22 hours a week)

Full Time Contract for 5 months (35 hours a week)


£17.70 per hour

Monday to Friday (Part Time hours offers flexible days)

About the company

Our client is a centre for Art and Architecture who are now seeking a Cataloguer, on either a part-time or full-time contract basis to initially focus on addressing the cataloguing and classification backlog. This role reports directly to the Head of Library Services

What you’ll be doing

Whilst focussing on the back log, you will also catalogue and classify of new items and in stock material together with general library duties and responding to enquiries


  • Responsible for cataloguing documentation
  • Responsible for editing the classification scheme.
  • Monitoring the post-acquisitions workflow and shelves in order that new acquisitions are available to library users in an expedient and efficient manner.
  • Collect and utilise the information from cataloguing statistics
  • Catalogue new acquisitions on the Library’s automated system (Aleph) according to Resource Description & Access (RDA)/ Anglo American Cataloguing Rules 2nd Edition (AACR2) and using the MARC21 format
  • Provide subject indexing for new acquisitions, using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • Check authority terms against the pre-existing headings in Aleph indices and the Library of Congress name authority file, creating new authority terms where necessary
  • Classify new acquisitions according to the Library’s in-house classification scheme.

User Support

  • Participate in regular issue / enquiry desk duties
  • Responsible for specific aspects of the user education programme, including induction tours, information retrieval training sessions and writing of leaflets and web guides
  • Respond to enquiries by telephone and email

Library Support

  • Participate in shared and routine daily duties including shelf-tidying, closed access collection and return, security and environmental checks.

Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Relevant professional or postgraduate qualification
  • Substantial knowledge and practical experience of online cataloguing using RDA, AACR2 and MARC21
  • Knowledge and experience of cataloguing multiple formats (Books, E-Books and Multimedia material)
  • Understanding the structure of RDA and FRBR (Fundamental Requirements for Bibliographic Records)
  • Knowledge and experience of original cataloguing and editing download records
  • Knowledge of subject indexing using LCSH
  • Language skills in one or more modern European or Arabic languages beneficial

Why you should apply

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced cataloguer to join a fantastic organisation

If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5468 or  020 7378 5459 on  or Daniel.