Library Specialist II — Virginia Museum of Natural History — Martinsville, VA

Oct 4, 2006 by

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Librarian (Role Title: Library Specialist II)
Salary Range: Pay Band 4
Location: Martinsville, VA
Minimum Starting Pay: $28,987
Position #00084

An exceptional job opportunity with the Virginia Museum of Natural History is now available. The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia s natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth. VMNH is constructing a new 90,000 square foot, purpose-built facility, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2006.

As Librarian, you will be responsible for procurement of materials; overseeing loans and organizing the library collection for maximum accessibility. The Librarian will manage the bibliographic catalog database; is responsible for original/copy catalog entry; maintains the authority files database; upgrades OCLC hardware and software as necessary; and supervises volunteer staff.

This position requires knowledge of the principles, theories, and skills of library science; a knowledge of general library procedures; the ability to catalog a wide range of materials; a basic knowledge and ability to use reference tools; knowledge of professional cataloging principles Library of Congress MARC formats, AACR2 cataloging rules, Dewey Decimal system, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress and OCLC Authority Control; knowledge of OCLC policies and procedures; ability to adapt standard usage to the needs of the library; ability to modernize bibliographic information for the online database; excellent written and oral communication skills.

A Master of Library Science or Library and Information Science degree preferred.

The Librarian will be heavily involved in assisting with the move of the library and archive materials to the new facility. This is expected to take a minimum of two (2) years to accomplish.

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at

Only online applications are accepted. If you need computer or Internet access or assistance in completing the online application, please contact the Human Resources Office at 276-666-8617. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. November 21, 2006.

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