The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center has an immediate opening for a Reference Specialist in the Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center. This position performs library and reference services and assists in planning and coordinating research visits. A primary responsibility is to administer and implement the image rights and reproduction process. The person in this position serves as the primary guide to patrons in locating requested information so that they become informed users of the Center’s historical materials including historic photographs, rare books, and printed and electronic resources.
To review the complete job description including the minimum qualifications of this position or apply, please visit the Anchorage Museum website employment page. The position is open until filled.
Here is a list of a few positions that have opened up at libraries here in Anchorage:
- The Anchorage Museum Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants for this year’s William E. Davis Internship. This summer internship position is funded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum Association. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3000. Training will include assisting with library and archival work, including processing and describing photograph collections, creating finding aids, and reference services. To apply or for further details, please visit the Museum’s website. Any questions about the internship should be directed to Brandi Kirk, HR Director at email@example.com or (907) 929-9217. The position will last for 10 weeks, May-September 2012, start and end dates are flexible. Work schedule will be Monday – Friday. Open until filled.
- The UAA/APU Consortium Library seeks a Circulation Evening Supervisor. The person in this position will be the key circulation contact to manage and guides evening operations of the library, particularly in its function as an “After-Hours Study Facility”. This position provides supervision of the Library Patrol student pool and direction for other circulation staff working in the evenings. Work hours are typically Sunday-Thursday, 4:00pm – 1:00 AM, with an earlier shift during the summer. Application deadline: April 30. Details and instructions for applying can be found at UAKJobs.
- The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is now accepting applications for a part-time Student Temporary Employment Program position at its Anchorage facility. Duties include performing routine and repetitive tasks which are incidental to the placement, storage, and maintenance of Federal agency records. More information can be found via NARA’s Facebook page.
ARLIS, the Alaska Resources Library & Information Services, has been offered some short-term funding to hire students this summer.
If you (or anyone you know) would like some paid work experience in a library between now and September 30, and you are 16 or older, enrolled as a student at least 1/2 time for fall 2010, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, please contact Leslie Champeny at 786-7663 or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday, June 18.
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