The Allen County Public Library is one of the largest genealogy libraries in the world. That library now has a new job opening, looking for someone with genealogy expertise as well as library qualifications. If you have the qualifications, you could become a valuable member of the team.
Here is the job posting:
In preparation for the exciting opening of a greatly expanded and completely renovated Main Library in January of 2007, a new librarian position has been created in the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The position announcement is included below.
Librarian II (full-time)
Reynolds Historical Genealogy Collection
Allen County Public Library
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist department manager and other staff members with public service work, explaining research principles and procedures to patrons. Participate in collection development. Help in planning and implementing departmental programming, particularly educational outreach.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree with knowledge of genealogical librarianship acquired through appropriate graduate or undergraduate course work in history, archives, and genealogy. Previous genealogical research experience strongly desired. One year's library experience. Good general reference and librarian skills. Strong commitment to responsive proactive library service. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to conduct a wide range of classes, from individual tutorials and small group presentations to seminar and conference lectures. Ability to write frequent articles and collection descriptions both for instructional and public relations purposes. Familiarity with contemporary technology and its applications in the information, historical, and genealogical fields. Ability to work positively with a wide variety of staff members and the public. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability and willingness to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.
COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $35,547 and up, depending on experience. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.
APPLICATION: Please send letter of interest and qualifications, resume, and the names of three professional references to Charlene Holly, Human Resources, Allen County Public Library, PO Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to (260) 421-1389; or bring in person at 200 East Berry Street on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00am - 5:00pm, or on Wednesday from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Our phone number is (260) 421-1230. For further information see our home page at http://www.acpl.info/hr.