Assistant Librarian (Part-Time)

Position Summary: The assistant librarian at Holocaust Museum Houston assists in all aspects of the operations of a museum library, particularly collection development, cataloging, circulation and reference services. This position is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Maintains and updates Houston Holocaust Survivor Registry;
  • Participates in all collection development activities;
  • Assists in cataloging (copy and original), processing and circulation of library materials;
  • Provides professional reference services to patrons and Museum staff in person, by telephone, electronically and/or by mail;
  • Assists library users in accessing print or electronic resources;
  • Shelves/retrieves library and archival materials;
  • Tracks and sends notices of overdue library items and fines to users;
  • Creates, writes and updates library publications such as manuals, guides, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials;
  • Assists in implementing Saturday library programs; and
  • Supervises and trains weekend volunteers.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in library and information science or 18 credit hours completed in an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in library and information science;
  • Ability to work Saturdays, noon-5 p.m.;
  • Excellent communication skills and sense of professional responsibility; and
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently or as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in an academic, public or special library;
  • Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, courses in collection development, cataloging and reference services;
  • Interest in a career in special/museum librarianship; and
  • Reading knowledge of German or Hebrew preferred.

Reports to: Director of Library and Archives

Directs: Volunteers

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@hmh.org or complete the online form submission box on this page. No phone calls please.

 
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