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Posted: 5/4/17

Employer
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.


Position
REFERENCE SERVICES LIBRARIAN
Type
professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
$45,000.00 - $52,000.00
 
Description The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit membership organization, has a full time opening for a library professional to serve as the main Reference Services Librarian in the DAR Library. The National Headquarters located across from the Ellipse, near the White House, at 1776 D Street, is well known as the home of Constitution Hall and Memorial Continental Hall, both National Historic Landmarks. It includes the DAR Library, one of the nation's premier genealogical research centers and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library. The Reference Services Librarian will have the opportunity to provide genealogical reference services to researchers in the DAR Library and contribute their skills in educational programming, development of web-content, and collection development. The successful candidate will also have a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical and American historical research, and a genuine desire to share their passion and expertise with others. Essential Responsibilities Include: Providing informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media such as books, periodicals, online databases, other internet resources, CD-ROMS, etc. Working with the Directors in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities. Working with the Directors and other staff members in development of content for, and the daily management of, the Library’s social media platform(s). Working with other staff to create and implement new content for the Library’s webpage, including the creation of materials such as finding aids, writing of short online subject guides, and the updating general research guides for publication and/or online posting. Collaborating with others in the selection of new books and other research materials and providing input on acquisitions for the collection. The position works full-time (40 hours per week) Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at www.dar.org.
OPen until
none given

How to apply
Submission Requirements: Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications and skills for the position along with salary requirements to: Attention: Human Resources Director National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 1776 D St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006-5303 E-mail: resumes@dar.org Fax: 202-737-5702

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