Everything you wanted to know about cataloging…

It’s been interesting to see the type of candidates that have applied for the Project Cataloging Assistant positions, and interesting to see which of those candidates have been offered positions and have accepted them.  Perhaps having to do with the opportunity this project gives in terms of professional cataloging experiences, there have been a number of candidates having, or nearly finishing, degrees in library science.  This will be helpful to the project in that many aspects of the work will be familiar to them, perhaps making the training process progress more rapidly.  At the same time, we have several strong candidates who do not have library backgrounds, and they bring their own particular strengths to the project.  All possess excellent French skills which, as we’ve discussed, is a must.  All are bright and eager to participate in the project.  It’s exciting to imagine a team of Project Cataloging Assistants that will be able to work collaboratively, each sharing from their own particular knowledge base — be it cataloging skills, or French language skills and a knowledge of French history and culture.  No doubt we’ll all have a lot to learn as we go along, and hopefully we’ll all be able to learn a thing or two from each other.

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