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Archivist/Local History Librarian, Ipswich Public Library (Ipswich)

Under general direction of the Director of Library Services, manages the operation and administration of the Local History Collections in all formats. Oversees specialized Selection, Acquisitions, Material Classification and Cataloging, Inter-Library Loan Transactions and Correspondence, Grants and Preservation/Conservation related to these Collections. Coordinates Local History with other library services. Answers in-depth reference and research questions accurately and efficiently based upon a professional knowledge of information sources, reference procedures, in-depth knowledge of the Ipswich Public Library Historical Collections. Implementation of programs, outreach and marketing related to Local History. Related work as required.


• Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with specific education and experience in preservation and archives management; or any equivalent combination of education and work experience related to local history and preservation.

• Experience in writing grants and managing grant-funded projects, including budget management and reporting.

• Experience in all aspects of public library programs, including planning, budgeting, and marketing and publicity.

• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations including planning, budgeting, cataloging systems, automation and electronic data retrieval.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills. Ability to recognize and accomplish priorities and work cooperatively; ability to interact effectively with other library staff, staff members of other town departments, local history stakeholders, state officials, citizen boards and committees, and volunteers.

• Ability to establish local history goals and objectives for the library; to manage multiple project assignments under occasional time constraints; to analyze complex issues and to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations.

• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for the library's local history collections, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals and officials.

• Ability to apply principles and practices of short- and long-term planning, staffing, directing, coordinating, delegating, reporting, and budgeting.

• Ability to use and apply word processing and spreadsheets.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$30.00  / hour

Salary Notes

19 hour per week position, no benefits

Closing Date

12pm on April 4, 2023

How to Apply

A detailed job description along with instructions on how to apply can be found on the Town of Ipswich website.


2023-02-14 |  Quick link to this job