RESEARCH & ADMINISTRATIVE LIBRARIAN
POSTING DATE: August 3, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 2, 2022
The Maine Historical Society's Brown Research Library seeks an energetic and motivated librarian with a passion for history to lead its professional research staff and manage its beautifully designed year-round reading room. This is a fundamental role within the Brown Research Library and the wider institution, with a specific focus on library public services, historic research, reading room administration, and collection development. A forward-looking and creative position, the Research & Administrative Librarian facilitates access to traditional library, archival, and special collections, while positioning MHS as a 21st century research facility.
Core duties include answering reference inquiries; scheduling and facilitating research appointments, including reference interviews, for library, archival, digital and museum collections; fee-based research services; patron orientation, bibliographic and user instruction; retrieving and re-shelving materials; and performing stack maintenance. The Research & Administrative Librarian's work includes reading room management, including implementation of library policy, procedure, and collection use guidelines; supervising library assistants and volunteers; and maintaining a clean and orderly reading room environment for patrons and collections alike. Additionally, the position supports MHS' research fellowships, library and institutional collection development, and MHS strategic initiatives.
Please learn more about the position and how to apply at this link: https://www.mainehistory.org/about_opportunities.shtml
Jamie Kingman Rice
Deputy Director | Collections & Program
Maine Historical Society
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