Schaumburg Township District Library
  • 04-Aug-2022 to 03-Sep-2022 (CST)
  • Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • 23.17-28.96 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Join an award winning 5 Star Library! The Schaumburg Township District Library has an onsite part-time Genealogy Librarian opportunity. We are looking for a personable individual to lead our genealogy programs, services and collections. This individual will take over our well-established genealogical research services, building upon that foundation of excellence and innovation, to help drive programs and services to build community partnerships, implement innovative programs that appeal to a diverse audience and develop a genealogy collection that is inclusive and reflective of our diverse community. Our opportunity is for 25 hours per week to be scheduled during library hours that will be required to work some nights and weekends on a rotation. The schedule is based on the needs of the library and could change if and when needed. The hourly rate range for this position is $23.17 to $28.96; based on skills and qualifications.

Position Summary:

The Genealogy Librarian serves as the lead for our genealogy programs, services, and collections and is responsible for providing in person and virtual genealogy reference and research assistance to library users. This position will staff our service points, including the Reference Desk, phones, online interactions and respond to an array of challenging and detailed research questions.

Requirements for All Employees:

  1. Ability to be a team-player and work pleasantly and effectively with all patrons, staff, supervisors, and others.
  2. Ability to learn various job functions, perform them correctly, and understand the necessity in overall library operations.
  3. Ability to independently function efficiently in a changing and varied environment with frequent interruptions.
  4. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details.
  5. Ability to follow all library policies and procedures.
  6. Demonstrates commitment to incorporating principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into everyday work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide basic instruction to customers in how to begin genealogy research and use of genealogy resources such as census records, telephone directories, military service records, newspapers, vital records, etc.
  • Provide instruction in using online genealogy databases provided by the library.
  • Conduct research activities as directed, including 1-on-1 appointments with library patrons.
  • Responsible for collection development for the print genealogy collection.
  • Prepare finding aids in multiple formats.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to community groups and organizations to promote use of the genealogy collections.
  • Develop and present workshops and programs related to genealogy research issues.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the library's ongoing participation in the Library of Congress' Veterans' History Project.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with regional genealogical societies.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and move a cart up to 100 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree required.
  • Two or more years of experience in a library or similar setting, using resources that enable genealogy research. Experience in video production, digitizing, and managing digital collections is preferred.
  • Active participation in genealogy/local history groups, committees, or professional organizations.
  • Ability to analyze library collections and assist in their development, maintenance, and preservation; is responsible for selection, deselection, and evaluation of library materials.
  • Should enjoy engaging customers of all ages and cultures, to connect them with their interest and informational needs.
  • Must be a quick learner with excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated instruction skills. Program development skills preferred. Experience with presentation and public speaking is preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and excel in our culture.

If you are interested in applying for the Genealogy Librarian position, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

Schaumburg Township District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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