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Archivist/Library Assistant Historical Society of Carroll County MD

06 Oct 2023 2:18 PM | Jason Illari

Library Assistant (Part-time, 20hrs per week, Wednesday-Friday and occasional Saturdays 11am-4pm)

Description: Reports to the Executive Director on assigned library projects and initiatives. Works closely with the Library Committee. Oversees management of the Society library, manuscript collections, reading room stacks, and archival materials. Schedules volunteers in the Library and prepares Library Committee agenda in consultation with the Library Chair and Executive Director. This position also helps coordinate and spearhead initiatives outlined in the HSCC Strategic Action Plan. Starting rate: $18.00 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staffs the library desk in coordination with volunteers
  • Coordinates the library staffing calendar to ensure adequate coverage
  • Oversees and assists with research requests
  • Supervise interns, volunteers and work-study students
  • Updates inventory of all HSCC archival materials
  • Makes recommendations for and rehouses HSCC archival collections based on condition and need for access
  • Works with the Publications Committee to prepare the Society’s Journal
  • Assists with the preparation of items for digitization
  • Handles HSCC opening and closing responsibilities in coordination with other staff.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience

Skills needed:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, volunteers, board members, community members in person and in written communications.
  • Knowledge of collections software a plus, possible familiarity with Proficio/Rediscovery a plus
  • Knowledge of library and archival standards and best practices required; demonstrated knowledge of library collections management, a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines
  • Ability to cover Saturday hours in the absence of volunteer librarians
  • Physical ability to shelve and move materials in the library and to other buildings on a regular basis

The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland

210 East Main Street Westminster MD21157


Point of Contact: Jason Illari, Executive Director

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