Monday, March 21, 2011

Employment Opportunity, Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Through March 25, 2011, Multnomah County Library is accepting applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), temporary (six months) Government Documents Librarian.

About the Position:This position provides professional oversight of the government documents collection of Multnomah County Library, the only major public Federal Depository Library in Oregon.

Following Federal Depository Library Program guidelines, responsibilities will include:

* Using and applying existing guidelines and policies regarding federal documents
* Assessing and de-selecting print federal documents
* Identifying print materials now available in acceptable electronic formats
* Withdrawing identified items and offering those materials to other depository libraries
* Identifying print depository materials to be cataloged and assessing cataloged depository items
* Completing weeding of reference federal documents collection
* Possibly assist in weeding and focusing the Oregon state documents collection

Requirements:Requires an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent, plus a minimum six months of relevant experience with a Federal Depository Library Program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the FDLP program guidelines and practices; knowledge of print and electronic government resources; the ability to work independently; and good project management skills.

To Apply: For more information and to apply online, please go to