Society of Southwest Archivists

Librarian (Librarian I/II) in City Archives & Special Collections | New Orleans Public Library (New Orleans, LA)

  • 23 May 2022 12:46 PM
    Message # 12790775
    Hannah Wood (Administrator)


    • Librarian I Civil Service Class: $37,027.00 Annually
    • Librarian II Civil Service Class: $44,061.00 Annually

    Job Function:

    The Librarian I/II position is a post-MLS degree position in the City Archives & Special Collections of New Orleans Public Library requiring archival knowledge, skills and responsibilities. Employees in this position combining both the application of professional library principles and archival practices to reference service and various other assignments involving specialized local and genealogical resources. Employees in this position may also be required to supervise clerical and/or paraprofessional staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides instruction and reference service to patrons
    • Accessions, appraises, arranges, describes, and otherwise makes available archival collections in various media (including electronic records)
    • Creates Finding Aids, inventories, web content and other access points
    • Creates digital surrogates for original materials
    • Works with City agencies to identify and transfer records of enduring archival value to the City Archives
    • Assists in the creation, design and implementation of projects
    • Designs and presents presentations on local, genealogical and archival/special collections holdings to community, professional, or scholarly audiences
    • Assists in the creation of exhibits of original materials, displays and digital galleries
    • May plan, assign, and review the work of paraprofessional, clerical, and volunteer workers engaged in a variety of library activities
    • May advise and assist with collection maintenance and collection development, analyze collection development needs, oversee selection of material, catalog incoming materials, etc.
    • May serve on system-wide teams for programming, outreach, technology, etc.
    • Maintains records/statistics and prepares reports and will handle money when needed
    • Knowledge of and ability to work within professional Archival standards and best practices
    • Stays informed about NOPL services and activities
    • May act as Closing Librarian and Librarian in Charge as needed
    • Positively represents the Library to the public and other agencies
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in Library Science with concentration in Archival Studies from an ALA accredited or approved equivalent graduate school OR Master’s Degree in Library Science
    • Must hold a valid Louisiana Driver’s License
    • Must be able to work at any location in the New Orleans Public Library System
    • Must be able to work nights and weekends

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Certification with the Academy of Certified Archivists or CRA/CRM (not required)
    • Previous library and/or customer service experience a plus
    • Project planning and experience working in a team environment
    • Experience with Content Management Systems such as Content DM and Archives Space
    • Experience with OPACs
    • Skilled in programs such as Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint

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