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Christian Periodical Indexer

Position Description:  Complete and submit indexing for article and review entries for assigned journal(s)

Position Type: Annual appointment by the CPI Team

Reports to: CPI Team

Average Number of Hours/Week: Varies with frequency. Volunteer position with token compensation

Key Responsibilities:

  • Commits to indexing journal(s) as assigned from the CPI Team
  • Indexes all articles and reviews per CPI formatting
  • Assigns and verifies subject headings for articles per Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Verifies names in Library of Congress Name Authority when available
  • Submits indexing per stated CPI indexing deadlines


  • Interest in professional development activities
  • Attention to detail
  • Cataloging experience helpful, but not required
  • Basic computer skills