Tuesday, May 31, 2011

PA Job Posting - Library Assistant

Part-time Library Assistant

25 hours/week

Othmer Library of Chemical History

Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Othmer Library of Chemical History of the Chemical Heritage Foundation is looking for a part-time library assistant. The Library Assistant reports to the Director of Library Services and works closely with the Reference Librarian and others in the library.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is the leading global institution dedicated to the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences. CHF is located in the heart of Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia. For further information, see our website at www.chemheritage.org.

Responsibilities: provide functional support for the Othmer Library; assist Reference Librarian in collection management activities and assist reading room visitors; assist Technical Services Manager with ongoing projects.

Requirements: Possesses excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Possesses strong interpersonal and service orientation. Possesses ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Possesses flexibility in adapting to change as library priorities and information technologies evolve

Qualifications: Associate’s degree, previous experience working in libraries or is currently seeking an MLS from an ALA-accredited program preferred. Special consideration will be given to applicants with the following qualifications: strong service orientation; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Duration: Monday-Friday – Maximum of 25 hours per week -- Business hours only; no evening or weekend work available

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:
Elsa B. Atson
Director of Library Services
Othmer Library of Chemical History
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106