INTERNSHIP LISTING :Remote Cataloging Volunteer- Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library (Oakland)

ORGANIZATION TYPE: Special Libraries [law, medical, etc.]
LOCATION: (Remote as of March 2020)
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library (http://marxistlibr.org/ )
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
JOB TITLE:
Remote Cataloging Volunteer
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library for Social Research aims to preserve
the history of the working class by maintaining an accessible
library/archive, organizing classes and discussions, and providing
community space and resources to promote critical thinking. We are
inclusive, independent, nonsectarian, anti-capitalist and committed to
democratic ideals.
We are in the midst of cataloging our collection of over 13,000 books,
and need the help of volunteers with cataloging knowledge and
experience. Training will be provided to those interested in acquiring
cataloging and metadata skills. Since the onset of COVID-19, we have
been cataloging books remotely, meeting weekly through video
conferencing software.


As a volunteer, you will help with:
 copy cataloging
 data entry
 processing of library collections including applying spine labels and
barcodes
 original cataloging (depending on experience)
 various administrative projects including fundraising, recruitment,
and outreach
Depending on qualifications and experience, there may be an
opportunity to assist the Cataloging Librarian with classification and
subject analysis.
Some physical labor, including carrying books, moving boxes, shelving,
re-shelving, and shifting may be required. If you are otherwise interested
and unable to perform these tasks, please let us know so we
can accommodate you.


POSITION STATUS:
open
TASK TYPE: Non-Archival
WORK TO BE DONE: Remotely
QUALIFICATIONS:
The following qualifications are recommended but not required.
– Knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging guidelines
– Familiarity with creating and editing bibliographic records in MARC
21 format
– Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and
subject headings
– Previous experience with an ILS, preferably Koha
– Familiarity with cataloging tools and standards such as ClassWeb,
the RDA Toolkit, MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data and
OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
– Subject matter expertise in any of the following: Marxism, anticapitalism, anti-colonialism, communism, the Labor and Peace
movements, liberation movements, etc.
– Familiarity with Windows OS, wireless networking, and basic tech
support
HOURS: Initial schedule will be 4-6 hours on Saturdays. When it’s
possible to meet in person, we will discuss possible changes to the
schedule.
PAID/UNPAID: Unpaid
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a resume and cover letter
indicating interest and experience via email at Email: akleinman@marxistlibr.org