LibrarianAmerican Planning Association - Chicago
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as a special librarian in the field of urban and regional planning? A position with the American Planning Association (APA) may be just the opportunity you are looking for. APA is currently searching for the right candidate to fill the position of Librarian in its Chicago-based Research Department.
As part of APA's research team, the Librarian develops and maintains APA's collection of books, serials, and vertical files, which is considered one of the finest collections of materials on urban and regional planning practice in the country. In addition to classification, cataloging, and shelving/filing library materials, the Librarian will play a leading role in developing the Planners Digital Library, which will be accessible to off-site users via the web. The Librarian will also join his or her research colleagues on teams assigned to perform sponsored research, preparing bibliographies and identifying intellectual resources on specific topics. The Librarian will assists the research director in identifying sources of funding for research projects.
Candidates should have a masterís degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an American Library Association accredited institution plus at least three years professional library experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong customer service orientation and excellent communication and organizational skills.
Chicago is one of the most diverse, livable cities in the nation. Easily accessible by public transit, APAís Chicago office is located on beautiful Michigan Avenue just steps away from famous landmarks including the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the lakefront,. APA offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package and supports the professional growth of its staff. Salary is commensurate with experience. APA is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Interest piqued? For a more detailed job description, a copy of Planning Research Highlights, and important instructions on how to apply for this position, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following EXACT words in the subject line: APA Librarian Job Description.
Position will remain open until filled.