Librarian – Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

We are seeking a full-time librarian for PEM’s Phillips Library, a rare book and manuscript library. This primary responsibility of this position is performing original cataloging of all printed materials including serials, manuscripts, and rare books, and to work as needed with library patrons.

The position will catalog new acquisitions and as well as printed materials not currently included in the Library catalog. Activities also include creating finding aids for manuscript collections. Participates in the analysis, development and evaluation of cataloguing procedures and maintains documentation relating to cataloging. Identifies and recommends solutions related to inconsistencies in bibliographic and holding records.

Duties include supporting the library staff in greeting and orienting patrons to the reading room, offering reference assistance and recommending search strategies that may include sources beyond the Library. Must be able to work some weekends and evenings.

The Librarian will manage other responsibilities or tasks to meet institutional needs such as the supervision of interns and volunteers, and special projects as assigned.

A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program is required. Computer skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent oral and written communication skills are required as well as knowledge of MARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH/LC classification schedules and OCLC. A flexible creative approach to providing bibliographic control over a large and diverse collection; the ability to work with the public and previous library experience a must.

Application Information:Please send your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, email jobs@pem.org or fax to 978-740-3630.

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