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Local History and Genealogy Librarian

Covington, KY

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 rnPosition Summary:    The Local History & Genealogy Librarian provides reference services to patrons of all ages and abilities. Under the direction of the Local History & Genealogy Services Coordinator, the Local History & Genealogy Librarian assists with collection development, promotion of departmental services and collections, and development of resources needed to satisfy patron informational needs. The position requires the ability to work a variety of days, evenings, and weekends.  rn rnPrincipal Responsibilities:  rnrnProvide patron assistance with inquiries using all available resources. rnOrganize, preserve, and develop the department's archival collections. Create finding aids for those collections. Create displays using the department's collections.rnIn coordination with the department programmers, develop and present programs, social media sessions, tours, and computer instruction for patrons in the library and the community.rnParticipate in the department's cemetery tours and evening lock-in programs.rnAssist with collection development and maintenance as assigned.rnConduct oral history interviews and promote the library's oral history collection and services.rnBe aware of library services events, trends and issues at the local, state, and regional levels.rnServe as senior staff on duty when necessary.rnOther duties as assigned.rnrn rnQualifications:rnrnMLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited university.rnPrevious genealogical or local history research experience preferred.rnStrong, proactive service orientation with excellent communication skills.rnFamiliarity with current technologies and their applications to the fields of archives, local history, and genealogy.rnInterpersonal skills to effectively deal with the public and coworkers in a positive, professional manner.rnDemonstrated ability to work in a team environment.rnA sense of humor, tact, enthusiasm, and a cooperative spirit are essential.rnLight to moderate physical demands include ability to bend, kneel and reach to retrieve library materials and carry items weighing 20-30 lbs, and have the ability to push book trucks or bins weighing up to 100 lbs.rnrn rn 

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