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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

F/T - Librarian/Archivist - The Wildlife Conservation Society, The Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Job Opportunity:

Job Title:  Librarian/Archivist          
Location:  Bronx Zoo  
Reports to:  Library Director  
Position Summary: The Librarian/Archivist at the Wildlife Conservation Society is a professional position encompassing the skills of both librarian and archivist.  The position is responsible for maintaining the efficient operation of the WCS Library and providing high quality services to WCS staff.  At the same time, the Librarian/Archivist will assist the Director in managing the WCS Archives. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Copy and original cataloging
  • Database searching (ISI Web of Science, etc.)
  • Reference services, answering and fulfilling reference requests
  • Interlibrary loan (OCLC)
  • Ready reference questions from staff
  • Assessing the Archives with knowledge of archival techniques and housing methods
  • Creating finding aids and inventories
  • Assisting outside researchers who request information from the Archives
  • Other library/archives duties not described here are implied

Experience and Skills:

  • Some cataloging experience (Innovative’s Millennium experience a +)
  • Experience searching online databases and the Internet
  • Reference experience, including interlibrary loan
  • Knowledge of archival techniques
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • EndNote or similar database
  • HTML programming
  • Interest in science (preferred)