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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

F/T - Head Librarian - Conjuring Arts

The Conjuring Arts Research Center is currently seeking a Digitization Librarian and a Head Librarian. Conjuring Arts is a non-profit library located in Midtown Manhattan that is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts. Please visit us at for more information.

Head Librarian Position

Responsibilities include:
*Overseeing the day to day operations of a small non-profit library comprising approximately 12,000 volumes dating from the late 1400s to the present.
*Acquiring and cataloging books, manuscripts, and periodicals of all ages
*Editing metadata in the library’s database, Ask Alexander (
*Functioning as the main contact for the library’s nearly 300 members, keeping up with new memberships and renewals, and coordinating the mailing of the library’s bi-annual journal
*Hiring and supervision of the library’s interns

*Experience working with rare and delicate literary materials
*Excellent customer service skills
*Knowledge of Microsoft Office
*Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

*MLS from an ALA accredited college or university
*Experience in cataloging, archives, reference, digitization, and/or other general library work
*Knowledge of web design

This position is ideal for anyone interested in special libraries, rare books, digitization, magic, and/or gaining experience in all areas of library work. Recent or May MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Please specify that you are applying for the Head Librarian Position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Originally posted on Library School listserv.