Project Catalogers

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate full- and part-time contract positions available (20-37.5 hours/week) for a cataloging project at a major public library in the Boston area. The estimated time period is 6 months, with the possibility of extension contingent on continued funding.

Duties: Perform copy and original (brief record) cataloging on a variety of materials.

Required qualifications:

  • MLS (ALA accredited) OR equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates must have recent experience in original and copy cataloging. Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing.
  • Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs.

Compensation: $19-$23 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits available after 30 days of employment for those working 30 or more hours per week.

Notes: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply.

Project positions are located in both downtown Boston (easily accessible by public transit) and south of Boston.

Contact: Please email cover letter and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, at

 Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095.