[Libs-Or] Job Opening - Oregon Historical Society - Reference Specialist

Shannon Bougher Shannon.Bougher at OHS.org
Thu Feb 5 08:47:22 PST 2015


Please post the below job announcement to the list.  The job description is attached. Thank you for your help!

Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is currently recruiting for a Reference Specialist. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Coordinator, the Reference Specialist works closely with other staff in providing reference and information assistance to patrons of the research library.  The Reference Specialist is responsible for introducing patrons to reference materials in all formats and providing bibliographic instruction in research methods and database use.  Additionally, the Reference Specialist maintains reference collections including but not limited to books, serials, microfilm, government documents, digital materials, video & audio materials, and biography and subject files.  This positions requires the employee to work Saturdays.

For consideration, qualified applicants must have the following minimum requirements:

*         BA or BS degree in history or related discipline.

*         Experience working in a research library.

*         Knowledge of current principles and methods of professional library service

*         Knowledge of current library organization

*         Knowledge of current reference and cataloging procedures.

*         Knowledge of current library automation procedures and practices.

*         Basic knowledge Microsoft Office application (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) is essential.

*         Knowledge of searching techniques in online resources, such as Google.

*         Ability to operate a microcomputer, microfilm readers, reader/printers, and other library automation terminals and equipment.

*         Excellent customer service skills.

*         Strong attention to detail.

*         Be able to read and write in the English language.

*         Valid Driver's License.

*         Will be required to work Saturdays.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

*         Knowledge of United States and Oregon history.

*         Knowledge of MARC cataloging, Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

*         Knowledge of theory and practice of library and archival work.

*         Experience working with researchers and conducting research in a research library setting.

*         Knowledge of special collections procedures, including security and preservation procedures.

*         Knowledge of the holdings of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

*         Experience and skill in genealogical research.

Please see the job posting and job description found on the OHS employment website for additional details and requirements. This position is non-exempt with an hourly pay rate of $16.99/hr with a schedule of 34 hours per week, including Saturdays. This position is eligible for participation in OHS sponsored benefits.
For a complete job description and to submit your application please visit http://ohs.org/about-ohs/employment. Qualified candidates can submit cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs at OHS.org.

The Oregon Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to seek and employ the best qualified personnel, to provide opportunity for advancement of employees, and to administer our personnel policies in a manner that will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital or veteran status, national origin, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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