Librarian 2 [Government and Public Services Librarian]

at Alaska State Library (view profile)
Published May 31, 2022
Location Juneau, Alaska
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Master's degree from an accredited college in library or information science, media services, or a closely related field;
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $2,656.00 Biweekly
Hourly or Salary? Salary


You’ll never be bored in this position! 

Working with a dedicated staff, you’ll coordinate outreach to employees of the State of Alaska. You’ll manage a small collection of licensed electronic resources and services geared primarily toward these employees, providing access to information they need as efficiently, inexpensively, and smoothly as possible. And you’ll oversee the Richard Foster Reading Room, a beautiful and spacious area open to the public, ensuring a comfortable, well-functioning space where staff provide outstanding service. This position supervises one paraprofessional position

Mission and Culture
As the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, we promote lifelong learning for Alaskans through Alaska’s diverse history, art, and culture, while this section serves as the primary research library for state government. This position plays a key role in a forward-thinking team that implements both the Division’s and Library’s missions by providing free, equal, and continual access to information, positive user experiences, and support of good governance and lifelong learning.

Benefits of Joining Our Team
As part of our small team serving State employees, researchers, and the general public, you'll have an opportunity to make a difference in almost every aspect of Alaska and Alaskans' lives. Mindful of this, the team is passionate about the work we do and consistently strives to help each other in working towards this goal. In-person public service is an important part of what we do, but some telework may be available.

The Working Environment You Can Expect
The Alaska State Library is located in the state capital of Juneau, an extraordinarily beautiful location in Southeast Alaska, with a small-town feel but big-city arts and culture just steps away from amazing hikes, skiing, diving and other outdoor activities. The Alaska State Library is located in the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, a modern building in a prime downtown location, with high-quality environmental controls and plenty of room for social distance.

Our ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:

    • Experience negotiating with vendors, such as experience negotiating license agreements.
    • A history of demonstrating exceptional customer service in person and via phone and email.
    • Knowledge and experience in marketing and outreach, including user research, iterative planning, and implementation.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with and serve people from varied backgrounds and different situations with compassion, friendliness, courtesy, and tact.

Master's degree from an accredited college in library or information science, media services, or a closely related field;
Two years of journey-level professional librarian experience. This experience is met by service as a Librarian 1 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

The nitty-gritty:

Job Code:  34652
Job Title:  Librarian 2 (PCN 05-3079)
Open Date:  05/16/22
Closing Date:   06/6/22 05:00 PM Alaska time
Position Open To:  All Applicants
Job Type:  Full Time
Range:  18
Salary:  $2,656.00 Biweekly
Department:  Education & Early Development
Division:  Libraries, Archives & Museums
Location:  Juneau
Bargaining Unit:  Supervisory