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Date:          Tue, 10 Feb 1998 12:28:26 -0600
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From:          Jennie Paxton <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:       Vacancy Announcement -- Louisiana
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Please post the following announcement on your listserv.  Thank you.

                                        Shreve Memorial Library
                                         PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
                                      Genealogy Librarian (Librarian II)
                                Assistant Special Collections Librarian

SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian, this
individual would be responsible for a variety of duties including
scheduling personnel and ordering materials particularly those materials
required by the Genealogy and Louisiana Collections.  (See note below).

Must possess an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS)
degree; course work and/or experience in special collections is preferred.

Must demonstrate the ability to:
        *  handle both routine operations and long-range planning.
        *  work well with the public and other staff.
        *  supervise, train and evaluate support staff.
        *  schedule department staff and work flow for maximum effectiveness.
        *  communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
        *  develop balanced collections of materials.
        *  keep detailed records currently and accurately.

                                        GENERAL DUTIES
*  Provides assistance to patrons of all ages with answers to "reference"
questions (relating to all collections in the department) and with help in
locating materials.
*  Oversees daily activities; assigns tasks; coordinates work flow.
*  Coordinates with supervisor regarding major departmental decisions.
*  Have the ability to use various computer programs and databases,
including CD-ROMs.
*  Must be able to work one weekend a month and one evening (until 9:00
p.m.) a week.
*  Performs other duties as assigned.
*  Responsible for assisting with planning and implementing move of
Genealogy Department to the new Broadmoor Branch (move scheduled for mid-
to late 1999).
        NOTE:  This position will transfer to the new Broadmoor Branch (when the
Genealogy       Department moves there) and come under the supervision of the
Branch Manager.

    Noon, March 6, 1998           Two (2) weeks after selection         $2102/month

CONTACT:  Christina Liggins or Jennie Paxton    Phone:  (318) 226-5890 or
(318) 226-4789
                FAX:  (318) 226-4780            P.O. Box 21523, Shreveport, LA  71120

        Shreve Memorial Library is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity
                and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Jennie W. Paxton, Coordinator of Personnel & Administrative Services,
Shreve Memorial Library
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