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The Library Project Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of the library, including receiving and distributing periodicals, ordering books, and receiving donations from members. The primary project is to review the collection and identify material to be withdrawn, identify rare and special collections publications, and select books for rehousing or conservation treatment. The priorities include managing the collection of books and ensuring orderly shelving and easy access. Addition responsibilities include interlibrary loan services and assisting members access publications in the collection. This is a part-time onsite position (25 hours per week) and reports to the Century Curator.


Review and rationalize periodical subscriptions, in consultation with the Literature Committee. Manage the ordering, receipt, and distribution of current periodicals. Develop retention policy for all titles and discard back issues at the appropriate time.
Management and maintenance of book stacks including re-shelving, shelf reading, shifting, inventory, and space management projects.
Following withdrawal guidelines, select books for weeding (selections reviewed by Literature Committee)
Develop and clarify circulation policy. Maintain circulation records and follow up with members holding overdue books.
Manage inter-library loan services for members.
Provide orientation to the library for club members.
Participate in the creation a Collection Development Policy.
Following guidelines, and in consultation with the Literature Committee, add new purchases and gifts to the collection. Maintain a strict policy regarding accepting gifts.
Identify rare and valuable books in the collection and relocate them to a more secure location.
Monitor need for maintenance, repairs, and other facilities issues to be addressed and improved and make recommendations for the most effective use of the library physical space.
Review collection and identify books in need of conservation.
Collect and report library statistics.
Assess the utility of the current catalog (Mandarin), ensure necessary upgrades, and add bibliographic records to the system.
Occasionally work with the Curator to create compelling displays/exhibitions of selections from the collection.


Experience and Skills:

·         Library experience required

·         Project management experience, with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities

Ability to take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively, handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to prepare and present reports and presentations, both written and in-person
·         Attention to detail and organizational skills.

Familiarity with library collection development policies
·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently climb stairs, use stepladders and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and also push or pull objects weighing 300-400 pounds on wheels (book trucks).

Knowledge and Education:

·         B.A. required, work toward an M.L.S. preferred

·         General knowledge in the humanities and related fields

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite


$30.00 per hour

Expected work hours: 25 hours per week (5 hours per weekday), exact schedule TBD, 50 weeks per year

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