Archivist Librarian

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Company Name: 
Charleston County Public Library
Location: 
Charleston, SC
Job Description: 

LIBRARIAN – SOUTH CAROLINA ROOM AND CHARLESTON ARCHIVE: Full time position as archivist of the Charleston Archive. Under the supervision of the manager of the South Carolina Room, the candidate will be responsible for the Archive. Provide professional reference services and in depth research assistance in the area of SC history, culture and genealogy. Duties will include time spent on the South Carolina Room Information Desk assisting patrons and responding to queries received by email, phone, and mail. Other duties may include processing archival collections and creating user’s guides; responding to research requests communicated in-person and through other means; processing reproduction requests for archive material; digitization of archival material and creation of metadata following accepted standards and best practices, as well as overseeing the work of other staff in the same area; preservation; outreach to local groups and organization; some programming. Knowledge and/or interest in local history and genealogy a plus. Experience with varied formats of records including manuscripts, printed materials, photographs, and audio-visual materials. Continue to develop and implement policies to ensure that records are processed in accordance with accepted standards and practices. Must have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the public and library staff. Communicate pleasantly and effectively with library users and staff, orally and in writing. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch/departmental operations, including assisting at other departments’ service desks and periodic supervisory duties of the entire facility. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technological advancements as they arise. Must have stamina for periods of standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping. REQUIREMENTS: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program and ACA certification or equivalent, or ACA certification or equivalent combined with graduate degree in history or related discipline. If ACA certification or equivalent is not currently held, candidate must obtain ACA certification within 3 years of employment. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification; a valid South Carolina driver’s license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $43,513.60 - $44,824.00 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

Qualifications: 

REQUIREMENTS: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program and ACA certification or equivalent, or ACA certification or equivalent combined with graduate degree in history or related discipline. If ACA certification or equivalent is not currently held, candidate must obtain ACA certification within 3 years of employment. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification; a valid South Carolina driver’s license with a safe driving record.

How to Apply: 

Apply on line at: www.ccpl.org Go to Careers and click on the job link.