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Librarian, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

Center Librarian

REPORTS TO

Executive Director, manages Library Assistant, works closely with all other departments. 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF THE FRENCH CULTURAL CENTER:

Created in 1945, our lending library offers 29,000 documents in all formats and is the second collection of this type in the U.S. (among a network of approximately 100 Alliances Françaises in the U.S.). The library actively acquires works originally published in French. We serve a diverse audience ranging from beginner-level students to native speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Holds a Master of Library Science (preferred)
  • Has an appreciation and knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Is creative and able to review existing programs and marketing material and suggest improvements and new additions
  • Has a great team spirit
  • Is friendly and finds it easy to interact both on a one-on-one basis with users and to welcome groups

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Library.
  • Handles collection development and acquisitions, including sorting donations as well as weeding.
  • Classifies and catalogs new acquisitions (about 50 new items per month).
  • Shares daily circulation duties (about 1h30 per day, and covers all while the assistant is away).
  • Organizes bi-annual book sales to raise funds for new acquisitions.
  • Oversees budget and takes part in fundraising efforts, including finding funding for special projects and supporting other departments in fundraising.
  • Evaluates and reviews policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Keeps track of records and statistics and reports bi-weekly on activities.
  • Handles reference and readers advisory services, makes recommendations in support of French language learning and CECR goals.
  • Provides marketing and social media content, contributes to the blog.
  • Creates bibliographies and relevant displays.
  • Handles two monthly activities (one book club and one discovery workshop); suggestions for more programs welcome.
  • Promotes online collections offered on Culturethèque, sits on the editorial committee, contributes to editing platform, reporting technical issues, and training users to use the platform.
  • Hires and trains staff.
  • Makes public appearances such as guided tours of the Library for new members, potential members, and school visits.
  • Attends the Salon du livre in Paris once a year to stay informed.
  • Keeps informed of library trends and technological developments and makes informed recommendations concerning the library in general.
 

SCHEDULE

September-June: Tuesday through Saturday. 

July-August: Monday through Friday.

COMPENSATION

$55,000-$61,000 per year depending on experience, 12 days paid vacation, health benefits.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

January 10, 2018
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