Special Project Planning: 25%
Uses standard approaches to perform a variety of duties related to special projects involving administrative and program issues. Conducts extensive research and compiles data from diverse sources. Extracts and assembles information, conducts analysis and develops reports or presentations.
Coordinates special events such as public program lectures and meetings with donors. Schedules and receives special visitors; gives tours of Library facilities, collections and/or operations; and arranges visits to other institutions and benefactors.
Research Services: 50%
Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews and/or written requests. Provides accurate, competent research guidance on the use and technical aspects of special collections. Examines publications, electronic resources and trends in topics related to a specialized field. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Prepares basic and standard responses to written, telephone or electronic media inquiries.
Assists with the full range of librarian duties, including reference, processing, preservation, publication and exhibition work. Identifies and provides basic documentation on items and collections for purposes of preservation, processing and cataloging. Monitors condition and preservation needs of items in collections. Assists with special reference services, such as unprocessed collections. May participate in professional associations related to the field.
Writing and Editing Services: 25%
Assists in producing written materials on a specific subject matter. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, memos and formal correspondence. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in developing and presenting information. Analyzes changes to various projects and prepares reports of the changes for review.
Work may involve drafting in publishable form expository, descriptive or analytical text for such products as online or printed publications, catalogs, checklists, brochures, finding aids, collections guides, monographs, articles and consumer products. Through correspondence, research assistance and personal contacts, may inform the interested public (government officials, scholars, publishers, writers, learned societies, etc.) of the Library's resources and services.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS:
Performs various other duties as assigned.