Public Services Librarian
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian. The position reports to the Director of Library Services. The position is available immediately.
About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at www.jtsa.edu/library.
Provides reference and other library services in Jewish studies to library users, including reference, interlibrary loan, off-site retrieval, circulation and stack maintenance. Builds Judaica collection of print and electronic resources.
Duties and responsibilities:
3-5 years experience
Demonstrated ability to provide reference services and other public services for library users.
Proficiency in Hebrew and other Jewish languages, in Jewish Studies including rabbinic literature, and expertise in reference materials in print and electronic formats.
Knowledge of Yiddish and other European languages is desired.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work in a team environment.
Experience with the ExLibris product suite (ALEPH500, Primo, SFX).
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS is required. Advanced degree and/or proficiency in Jewish studies including rabbinic literature preferred. Excellent Hebrew. Other European languages are desired.
Send cover letter, resume and three references by September 6, 2016 to. firstname.lastname@example.org