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Thursday, August 15, 2013

F/T - Ref. Librarian, NY Hist'l Soc (NY)

Reference Librarian, NY Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is seeking an experienced reference librarian to join its staff in the Library’s Manuscript Department. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional, able to thrive in a busy department with multiple responsibilities, projects, and deadlines: provide reference assistance to a diverse group of researchers on-site and remotely; present collections to groups visiting the library; register researchers on-site; page and re-shelve collections; participate in collection development; contribute to the library’s blog and reading room displays; attend library and institution-wide meetings.

M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited program; minimum of two years professional experience in a library with special collection holdings; strong public service orientation; experience presenting to groups; demonstrable knowledge of emerging library technologies, electronic reference sources, and traditional print resources; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; initiative, flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based, user-centered environment. Must be able to work Saturdays, September through May.

Previous experience working with manuscript collections; knowledge of New York or American history; familiarity with the Archivists Toolkit and Atlas’s Aeon collection management system.

Salary: $38,000-$41,000, commensurate with background and experience. Attractive benefits package.

To Apply:
For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to In the subject line please reference the job title.  The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.