Wednesday , February 1 2023

City of Dallas Job Application Online – Librarian Genealogy

City of Dallas

Position Purpose

The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

The Genealogy Librarian – Public Service provides quality reference services to library customers through research, in-depth assistance and technical help for the library and its customers. This position requires a familiarity with genealogy records and research methods, but the librarian in this position should be eager to continue their genealogical education to provide excellent frontline customer service, effective genealogical programming, and dedicated community engagement. The Genealogy Librarian oversees the Heritage Lab Maker’s Space and must be knowledgeable about archival standards, digitization best practices and technology troubleshooting.

Essential Functions

Works at the reference desk and answers customer questions and requests by creating research plans and strategies to answer family history-related questions. Researches in-depth reference requests – in-person and by phone and email.
Assists, instructs, and helps patrons with the use of computers, databases, digitization equipment and specialized software.
Helps develop and promote unit and system-wide genealogy programming.
Organizes and maintains the genealogy collection for optimal usage by library patrons and staff, which may include creating finding aids and other wayfinding and display material.
Works with local community groups to encourage a broader general appreciation of the materials in the collection and the services the library provides.
Leads genealogy collection development by finding, evaluating, and selecting new materials for purchase that suit the needs of the community including representation, language, and interest.
Serve as Person in Charge when assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited program

Preferred Experience

1-3 years



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