Wiener Library Job Advertisement - Cataloguer

Friday, 21 July, 2017

Job Description: Cataloguer

Full-time, temporary post based in Central London, WC1

Salary: £25,500

Responsible to: Head of Collections

The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era.  We are seeking a qualified Librarian to join the Collections Team for 18 months full-time, to catalogue our book, pamphlet and audio-visual collections. For someone with an interest in modern history this is an opportunity to help develop Britain’s foremost collection regarding the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. As we are a small organisation we are looking for someone who is a good team player willing to be involved in other projects as necessary.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The priority task is to catalogue and index books, periodicals and audio-visual materials including

  • Cataloguing new books, periodicals and audio-visual material to AACR2 standard

  • Indexing all printed and audio-visual materials using our in-house thesaurus

  • Maintaining and developing the in-house thesaurus

  • Working with the Archivist and Photo Archivist to ensure the thesaurus works across all resources

  • Liaising with the supplier of our collection management team (Soutron) to maintain and update the system, together with other members of the Collections Team

  • Surveying the audio-visual collection backlog and prioritising material for digitisation and cataloguing

  • Liaising with the Digital Team regarding the digitisation of material

  • Supplying engaging content for our social media platforms to market the collections

  • Contributing to Reader Services, including staffing the enquiry desk on a rota basis

  • Keeping up-to-date with professional developments regarding RDA and other cataloguing standards

  • Other duties and projects as may be assigned

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to the Administrator Suzy Bartlett

For an informal talk about this position, please contact Kat Hubschmann, Head of Collections, on 020 7636 7247 or

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 August 2017

For the full requirements please visit the Wiener Library Working & Volunteering page.