Library cataloging is the best, how do I do more of it?
November 15, 2012 11:22 AM Subscribe
What are my options re: doing cataloging work for money? Ideally as a contract cataloger, an outsourced worker, or remotely/virtually? What should I learn if I love library back of house/technical services?
posted by blnkfrnk to Education (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I almost have an MLIS (one more semester) and I currently do remote copy and original cataloging for one company. I am pretty well-versed in current conventions, and I have a good handle on what I need to learn to fully transition to RDA. I love it and I hate my current retail day job, so I would like to find more cataloging work that is similar. I'd like to make enough money to live modestly ($20-30K a year) and make this my main gig.
How do I find temp or permanent cataloging work? Are there companies I should be looking for and actively soliciting? What search terms should I be using in job searches?
Bonus: I like cataloging in general and would consider moving for the right opportunity. The field of technical services calls to me. What skills should I looking into learning? Are there similar jobs you'd recommend outside of the library field?