Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian

We're hiring for an Electronic Resources Librarian here at the Alaska State Library. This position will coordinate the Library's serials collection and other electronic resources. It is a full-time Librarian I, pays $4,355 monthly with state benefits, and is located at the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum in Juneau, Alaska. The job description and application information are available on Workplace Alaska.

The Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum building in Juneau, Alaska, with the iconic Nimbus sculpture in front. Photo by Lara Swimmer.

Here are four reasons why you should apply for this position and consider moving to Juneau.

1. It's in Alaska. If you've ever wondered about living in Alaska, this could be your chance! Juneau is a great place for people who love kayaking, hiking, and the outdoors, and prefer cool temperatures and mild winters. If your image of Alaska is a frozen block of ice, think again. Juneau's weather is less extreme than most of the country. My friend in Washington, D.C. reported a colder Thanksgiving Day than we had here.

2. Juneau has a great library community. There are three branches of the Juneau Public Libraries, a university library at the University of Alaska Southeast, and the State of Alaska operates the law library, legislative library, and the Alaska State Library. No matter your library interest, there's a way to pursue it in Juneau.

Staff photo of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum.
This position is based in the library, but you'll have a chance to work with people from special collections, archives, and museums.
3. Working here is a great way to explore the field. The Electronic Resources Librarian position is part of the Library's Information Services section, but that doesn't mean that the work is limited to state government needs. Since the Library shares a facility with the Alaska State Library Historical Collections, the Alaska State Archives, and the Alaska State Museum, this is a perfect place for an information professional interested in history or heritage work to get a wide variety of experiences.

The Reading Room of the Alaska State Library
The Library's Reading Room gets beautiful natural light thanks to the clerestory windows that circle the building.
4. You'll love coming to work. Our building opened in 2016 and we still can't get over how lucky we are to work in this beautiful space. Our office windows overlook Gastineau Channel and Douglas Island and you can see mountain goats on Mount Juneau from our break room. Many coworkers enjoy walking to the shops downtown or along the new seawalk to the whale park on their lunch breaks. We have dedicated parking and indoor racks for bikes.

The recruitment closes on Monday, December 3, at 5 pm Alaska time. Come join our team as our next Electronic Resources Librarian!

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