Reference Services Librarian & Instructional Coordinator
(September 9, 2019)
The Center for Jewish History seeks a full-time professional librarian to assist researchers in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and to help coordinate the Center’s academic outreach. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in special collections, reference, and outreach, with an emphasis on primary source literacy and collection-based instruction.
The Center for Jewish History provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of forward-thinking and professionally engaged Center staff who provide access-oriented services for the collections held by the five partner institutions.
The Reference Services Librarian & Instructional Coordinator will report to both the Senior Manager for Public Services and the Director of Academic Programs. As a member of the Reading Room team, the Reference Services Librarian will provide a high standard of patron service and ensure the seamless delivery to researchers of the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. As Instructional Coordinator, this staff member will assist with the development and implementation of innovative pedagogical programs and lesson plans that draw upon the partners’ unique historical collections, helping to coordinate teacher training workshops, school visits, and collaborations with local colleges and universities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.