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Catalog Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA


The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Catalog Department who will play an important role in maintaining accurate information in various databases. The intern will resolve problems generated by the Library's conversion from a card catalog to an automated system, and the barcoding of the circulating book collection.

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, organized, ambitious, and must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program.

Hours: Flexible schedule; About 15 hours per week.

Compensation: $13 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.


  • Utilizes the library's two classification systems, the library's online library system (Voyager), and OCLC
  • Edits cataloging records to ensure accuracy with the library's holdings
  • Helps resolve any cataloging conflicts
  • Retrieves books from the shelves for titles represented in Voyager by brief records
  • Searches OCLC for bibliographic records for titles and replaced the Voyager records with those from OCLC
  • Shelves and shifts books
  • Performs end-processing of new circulation books
  • Collaborates with all other departments when necessary
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


  • Submit to and pass background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Department of Motor Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work independently
  • Must have some flexibility in scheduling
  • Must be able to list forty pounds

The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. Retirees welcome.

TO APPLY : Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability to

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