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Local History & Genealogy Supervisor, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library (Pittsfield)

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, is looking for a captain of its Local History & Genealogy team.
In the past weeks, staff have applied for grants, sent off a special collection to be digitized and preserved, done initial intake on a donated research collection, started a chat reference service, and learned about new options for cloud computing, storage, and back-up. Are you ready to jump into the fun? If you are a visionary, flexible professional looking to lead a friendly, knowledgeable, supportive staff, come help us build the next level of our Local History, Herman Melville, Berkshire Authors, and Genealogy collections and services.
Our collections of historical documents, photos, artifacts, and publications are strong; our colleagues are wise and motivated; now we’re looking for someone who can honor the past and imagine the future to engage new and wider audiences. Is that someone you?


Education: A masters degree in library science.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
- Specialized knowledge of library operations, procedures, and services.  
- Progressively responsible professional library experience, including management and supervisory experience.
- Must maintain knowledge in current trends in field of expertise (e.g., online searching, business resources, music and arts resources, local history, genealogy, archives, etc.).  
- Knowledge in reference services and current print and electronic reference resources.   
- Ability to discern patrons needs, and ability to communicate clearly when answering questions and providing information, ensuring patron understanding. - Understanding of integrated library systems, computing, basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting.  
- Skill in personal time management, and demonstrated patience and skill in dealing with general public.
- Basic arithmetic, as well as general knowledge of office procedures.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$23.75 to $31.13 per hour in 10 steps (35 hour/week position)

Closing Date

Sunday, March 14, 2021

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2021-02-12 |  Quick link to this job