US Embassy Job Vacancy : Librarian

US Embassy Job Vacancy : Librarian

Hiring company : US Embassy Jakarta 

Based company : Jakarta

Position : Librarian

Posted : 2023

Deadline : on going

Salary :Unknown

Employment Type : Full time

Address of company : Jakarta


  • Performs independent online original descriptive cataloging in real time for monographs, serials and non-book materials in accordance with international standards, viz., Resource Description Access (RDA which replaced previous standard of AACR2), Library of Congress Policy Statements, and current revisions, and other cataloging manuals. Determines the level of cataloging description and the priority to be assigned to each newly acquired monographic publication. Decides whether the publication needs full level cataloging or minimal level cataloging to provide optimal access for users of the international automated database.
  • Searches titles against several automated bibliographic databases to determine its relationship to other works in the database. Determines and establishes access points to provide optimal access to the work for researchers and other users of the database. Creates bibliographic records in MARC21 and BIBFRAME format (the international format for automated cataloging) which will be automatically uploaded into the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog and the international bibliographic utility, OCLC.
  • Prepares name authorities, or modifies existing authorities as needed, following RDA standards for authorities. Research existing authorities to ensure they meet current, revised standards by searching encyclopedias, searching the internet, using contacts or calling sources.
  • Upgrades bibliographic records to full level by performing independent online original subject cataloging in real time for monographs, serials and non-book materials. Assigns current subject headings and classification numbers. Incumbent is expected to maintain high standards of Library of Congress by achieving a minimum accuracy rate of 85%.
  • Proposes new or amendments to current subject headings and classification numbers to be added to the official Library of Congress Subject Headings and classification schedules. Prepares subject authority records to serve as standards for use by the American libraries and other libraries throughout the world.
  • Prepares indexes and finding aids for ephemeral materials, by applying latest standards in metadata.
  • Using the LC Classification and Shelf-listing Manual, incumbent performs shelf-listing for materials acquired for Library of Congress’s collections (except those for the Law Library of Congress).
  • Ensures cataloging duties are performed at levels of productivity consistent with the incoming workloads. May review work performed by other similarly placed catalogers.
  • Stays updated with and absorbs new or modified cataloging rules, cataloging policy, rule interpretations and other automated searching and cataloging tools.


Advises LOC-Jakarta’s Acquisitions Librarians on (a) innovative techniques to be used when searching the Library of Congress official catalog and other international bibliographic databases; (b) changes needed in an existing bibliographic record when the same publication is acquired in another format.

Stays abreast of trends in American academic research on Southeast Asia and collection development needs of the Library of Congress and American universities who participate in LOC-Jakarta’s Cooperative Acquisitions Program for Southeast Asia (CAPSEA) by maintaining contacts with subject specialists.

Minimum four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in library work, one year of which must have been as a descriptive cataloger.

Knowledge of international bibliographic databases and how to search them. Thorough knowledge and understanding of descriptive and subject cataloging. In-depth knowledge of publishing, literary, political and social trends in Indonesia.

In-depth knowledge of Library of Congress rules governing descriptive and subject cataloging: Resource Description Access, Library of Congress Policy Statements with current revisions, and LC Classification and Shelf-listing Manual. Knowledge of how to catalog the full range of formats, e.g. maps; CD-ROMs; complex, multi-part government documents, conference proceedings, etc.

Good knowledge of current Library of Congress acquisitions and collection development policies. Knowledge how to analyze content of a monograph so as to determine level of cataloging needed to provide optimal access for users.

To work with precision and accuracy with careful attention to detail for cataloging various physical formats, utilizing effective work techniques and on own initiative so as to complete tasks in a timely manner. Skills and ability to do bibliographic searching techniques in manual and online databases. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

To read and interpret complex cataloging rules and rule interpretations, accurately following oral and written cataloging instructions; adjust workloads as needed to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines; expert bibliographic searching techniques in manual and online databases. Communicate effectively with authors, publishers, dealers, government officials and academicians at all levels of professional life in order to create name authorities. Ability to work with precision and to pay careful attention to detail.Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree (Sarjana Strata-1) in Library Science, Information Studies, Communications or Humanities.

Good working Knowledge of English is required - This may be tested.

Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia is required.

Limited Knowledge in at least one regional language - This may be tested.

onsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

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