Reference Librarian/Archivist, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a part-time or full-time reference librarian/archivist to provide on-site and remote reference services for the Society's library and archival collections, and to create, edit, and maintain digital catalog records, inventories, and finding aids. The reference librarian/archivist reports to the library director and collaborates with the collections stewardship team.

Key responsibilities include providing on-site reference services to library users; maintaining the security of the library reading room; responding to remote inquiries and research requests; creating, editing, and maintaining digital catalog records and finding aids for the library and archival collections, following prevailing best practices for metadata standards; and processing specific collections within the Society's manuscript, photograph, map, broadside, ephemera, and rare book collections.

Required Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; excellent organizational, research, writing, and oral communication skills; experience providing reference and research services to a diverse public; broad understanding of library and archival collections management principles; broad understanding of best practices and standards for digital collections creation and preservation; experience creating original catalog records using professional metadata standards, including AACR2, MARC, RDA, EAD, DACS, and Dublin Core; competency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook; experience working in a collaborative environment at a historical society or other institution with archival, library, and museum collections.

To view a complete position description, visit To apply, please send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF, to Joan Desmarais, Assistant Executive Director, at Subject line of the e-mail should read: Reference Librarian/Archivist Application [your last name].

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