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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Solo Librarian, Horological Soc of NY (NY)

The Horological Society of New York is seeking a Solo Librarian to establish and manage its Midtown Manhattan location. The position is full-time. The Librarian will be responsible for all aspects of the Library including its daily opening and closing, collection content and use, reference and research support, collection development and cataloging, and all other tasks necessary to provide the Society’s members and friends with exemplar information services. The Librarian must be excited about the challenge of building a special library and its related systems and services from the ground up. The Librarian must be able to work independently and enthusiastically with minimal supervision. The Librarian may be responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers. 


● Provide oversight and collection management for a specialized library horological collection. 
● Respond to reference and research requests in person, over the phone, and online. 
● Perform research using electronic and print resources in the library. 
● As appropriate, circulate and monitor the circulation of library materials. 
● Organize catalog and process library materials according to standard bibliographic practices. 
● Manage collection development by evaluating the changing information needs of users and identifying and implementing improvements to library collections and services. 
● Make recommendations regarding the library collection by suggesting the purchase of new materials suggesting the removal of outdated materials. 


● MLS/MLIS (Masters of Library/Information Science) from an ALA Accredited school. 
● Proficiency in using, Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
● Knowledge of or experience using bibliographic information databases such as and web-based search engines. 
● Demonstrated evidence of detail-orientation and organization skills. 
● Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
● Ability to listen actively, work cooperatively and interact positively with others. 
● Ability to work independently with limited supervision. 
● Prior experience as a solo librarian is preferred by is not required. 
● Interest, curiosity and initiative in learning about the field of horology and networking with other horological library and information professionals nationally and internationally.

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