Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is seeking applications for a positive, customer service oriented and creative SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN.
The Special Collections Librarian reports to the Special Collections Manager. The essential job functions include: serve as a referral resource for paraprofessionals and professionals in all areas of the Library in order to meet the needs of the customers; pursue an increasing knowledge and awareness of archival issues and techniques and apply those techniques constructively to the Librarys collection; train and/or mentor staff as assigned through, but not limited to, acting as mentor to new staff; learn and disseminate new information and conduct training workshops. Serve as Manager-In-Charge or Assistant to Manager-In-Charge when assigned.
This position requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university. Desired qualifications include: knowledge of local history; interest and/or experience with special collections and archival techniques; familiarity with preservation techniques and experience with collection development. Excellent computer skills and Internet searching techniques with previous experience in customer service is preferred.
The starting salary is $35,714. Excellent benefits, including BCBS health/dental, retirement and cafeteria plan, with 22 days vacation and 12 days sick leave.
Application and more specific job information is available at web site: http://www.tscpl.org/jobs.asp Please submit an application with resume and a list of three professional references to Human Resources, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66604-1374. 1-785-580-4492 EOE Applications accepted through August 20, 2004. A pre-and/or post-employment drug screen, a criminal history record check, and a physical capacity test are required as a condition of employment.