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Cataloging and Metadata Services, Slavic quick cataloger

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Open until 11:45 pm, 13 January, 2013. Posted 05 December 2012.


Cataloging and Metadata Services, Slavic Section

Job Title:

Slavic Quick Cataloger

Date Posted:

05 December 2012

Closing Date:

Open until 11:45pm, 13 January, 2013

Number Available:



$9.19 - $9.85 per hour, depending on experience.


10 hours per week.

Schedule to be arranged, weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm


Position involves searching on complex bibliographic databases, sorting materials according to Cataloging procedure criteria, and updating and inputting records for the Libraries' catalogs. Cataloging materials from Russia and Eastern Europe, working with all Slavic languages, Hungarian, Romanian, and Baltic and Central Asian languages.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Able to comprehend and discuss complex procedures, both written and oral, in English.
    • Able to proficiently read, transcribe and comprehend at least one language written in the Cyrillic script.
    • Able to read, transcribe and identify bibliographic elements in other Slavic languages.
    • Able to type accurately and quickly, be willing to learn computer procedures and the Library of Congress transliteration tables.
    • Attention to detail and reliable work habits.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Ability to read, transcribe and identify bibliographic elements in other assigned languages, for example Romanian, Hungarian, Baltic and/or Central Asian languages.

    Application Process:

    1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
    2. Submit the following materials by uploading your documents to the Library student employment online dropbox:
      • Application form
      • Resume.

      Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

      For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
      Erik Dahl