Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian (Boston Athenaeum, Massachusetts)
The Boston Athenæum seeks a librarian fluent in emerging technologies to manage electronic resources and serve as part of team that covers the reference desk. This position reports to the Head of Reader Services and supports the work of the Boston Athenæum across all departments. The position is fulltime, 35 hours per week, with full benefits. Responsibilities: Manage electronic resources; including acquisition, licensing, processing, and maintenance Coordinate with serials acquisition in Technical Services Department. Oversee collection development (working with subject bibliographers) and negotiate purchase with vendor or consortium liaison Maintain electronic resources webpage Participate in project to digitize finding aids Serve on committee that maintains website Work with all departments’ collection management systems Provide general and specialized reference assistance and occasionally work at circulation Work some evenings and Saturdays in scheduled rotation among reference staff Offer public presentations of reference services to members Serve on a weekly basis in special collections room Must be able to lift 40 pounds Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: Education MLS from an ALA-accredited institution Experience Experience offering public services in a library, using cataloging software (preferably OCLC), content management systems (e.g., Drupal), digital collection management software (e.g., ContentDM and The Museum System), email marketing software (e.g., Constant Contact) Experience editing and maintaining webpages and websites, proficiency with HTML and CSS Proficiency with Microsoft Office; experience with image editing Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with visual resource librarianship, Drupal, EAD, Raiser’s Edge, proxy servers Experience dealing with vendors Experience editing text, knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Familiarity with PHP, XSL and XML For further information see www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/39. E-mail résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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