Job: Librarian/Cataloguer

8.5.16 – Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg

Sarah P’s comments:  A rare opp for a law librarian…however they do not say whether you have to be EU resident. They did advertise this position on IFLA which suggests they are open to applications from elsewhere but check before you apply.

Job description

As a cataloguer, you will work together with the other librarians to provide effective access to the library collections and resources. You will have the essential mission of ensuring that users are provided with bibliographic data of high quality to conduct their research in the most convenient way.


Your tasks

– Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of print and electronic resources (mostly in
English, German and French);
– Create authority records;
– Be familiar with AACR or similar rules of cataloguing;
– Ensure correct data input into the library integrated system Aleph, according to MARC standards;
– Assist the compilation and implementation of Cataloguing Instructions for the library;
– Execute diverse administrative tasks supporting the global activity of the library.

Your profile

– You hold a Master degree in Library Science or equivalent and you have at least 5 years of
professional experience, preferably as a cataloguer;
– You have experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of Aleph being an asset;
– You are fluent in English, German being considered as an advantage;
– You have been working with legal publications and information before, preferably in a
research/academic institution;
– You are flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize;
– You are open and enjoy working in an international environment;
– You are open to continuous learning and curious to acquire new skills.

Joining us

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online and follow our usual application process.


Diana Castellaneta

Apply online


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