Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Reference Librarian supports the services and activities of the Reference and Public Services department; advises library patrons and staff in the selection and use of materials related to film and the performing arts, and provides reference and in-depth research assistance to virtual and onsite library users. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Reference and Public Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to library patrons, scholars and staff; assists in the training and supervision of reference staff and public services support staff; participates in abstracting and indexing and selection of published materials for the core collections; participates in tours and workshops, etc.; maintains and shares expert knowledge of reference-related activities and trends; may provide bibliographic instruction and outreach to Academy staff; may participate in wider Academy projects. This position collaborates with the department head to implement policies and procedures for reference services as well as applying creative solutions to developing and improving practices and procedures using current and emerging technologies; may be responsible for assisting and developing the library’s patron portal.

Position Requirements:

• Master’s degree in library and information science
• Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in film studies
• Professional work experience in an academic or special library
• Expert film history/industry knowledge
• Experience with specialized research for film-related requests
• Strong service orientation
• Project management skills preferable
• Experience working with web development tools, web interfaces and library systems
• Must be available to work evenings as required
• Other duties as assigned

Personal Characteristics
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the public and staff
• Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work with a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance multiple projects and effectively set priorities

Physical Demands
• Ability to lift materials weighing 25lbs on and off shelves and five-drawer filing cabinets

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