Librarian

Position Summary:
The Librarian is a full-time, exempt staff position responsible for developing long-range planning and priorities, organization, access, preservation, description and maintenance of the library. The position manages and maintains all aspects of the library. Provides leadership, planning, and management for the library, including overseeing staff; maintaining budgets, policies and procedures; planning and managing grant projects; and collaborate with education, exhibition, and public programs staff to integrate the  library within the activities of the larger organization.

This position works closely with volunteers and other Museum staff to implement programs that serve the membership and the institution's mission and that are guided by its long-range plan.

Principal Responsibilities:
The Librarian is responsible for the overall organization, management and supervision of the library including developing, articulating, and implementing goals for the department.  Supervises a librarian, volunteers, and interns. The librarian develops and coordinates library programs.

Library

  • Creates and maintains research guides
  • Community outreach to create collaborations and increase library use
  • Develops collections and makes acquisitions
  • Catalogs library material (both copy and original cataloging)
  • Performs all technical services needs
  • Provides reference/research services via telephone, e-mail, and in person
  • Serves as Staff Liaison to the Friends of the Library fundraising group
  • Manages overdue and lost/damaged materials
  • Manages integrated library systems and electronic databases
  • Provides access to oral history collection
  • Supervises volunteers and interns
  • Serves as Records Manager for the museum
  • Facilitates reading discussions and other library programming

General

  • Maintains professional and technical awareness by attending educational
    workshops, reviewing professional publications, established persona networks, and participating in professional societies

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or related degree from an ALA-accredited institutionTwo years’ experience in library and/or archive setting
  • Evidence of strong leadership, budgeting, project management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards and principles
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems 
  • Ability to perform collection development and catalog Spanish language materials preferred
  • Background in history and reading knowledge of German, Hebrew or French preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, including the ability to present information in a variety of formats
  • Ability to keep track of the overall picture while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail in a variety of situations
  • Ability to perform under pressure and work with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office products

Reports to: Managing Director

Directs: Volunteers and occasional interns

 
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