Jobs/Apr 04, 2022

Assistant Librarian, American Numismatic Society

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The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is inviting qualified individuals to apply for the full-time position of assistant librarian. The assistant librarian will help the head librarian carry out all functions of the ANS Library and Archives. The primary focus will be on original and copy cataloging of monographs, auction catalogs, journal articles, and other items, many of which are in a variety of languages other than English; therefore, an ability to comprehend and work with numerous foreign languages and scripts is essential. Knowledge of world and American history, particularly in the area of numismatics, are particularly desired. Familiarity with the processing of archival collections would be highly valued. Experience with TEI XML and linked open data will be helpful

The assistant librarian will interact with the public—assisting researchers, helping students in the Society’s annual Eric P. Newman Summer Seminar in Numismatics, and overseeing the Library when the head librarian is absent. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills. The ANS is committed to producing scholarly works and programs that make use of its collections, including those of the Library and Archives, through various publications, presentations, and online content, so demonstrated oral, written, and digital proficiency are desirable.

An ALS-accredited MLIS/MLS degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates with: professional experience as a library cataloger, including AACR2, RDA, MARC 21, LCSH, AAT, etc., particularly involving a Koha ILS; a second advanced degree, or strong scholarly background in world history, languages, or numismatics; experience working with and cataloging rare books; knowledge of archival principles and descriptive conventions such as DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF; and experience with digitization projects and the digital humanities.