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Research/Special Projects Librarian 


Job Summary:

The Special Projects Librarian will be responsible for a variety of specialized and changing library projects, primarily focused on providing research assistance and acting as a liaison to Academy staff. This position will also assist with internal exhibitions, provide reference assistance to Library patrons, compile and analyze statistics, and perform other duties as needed. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Reference and Public Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth research and project support for Academy staff, acting as point person for internal Academy requests. This may include, but is not limited to: research and fact checking Academy-related materials, digitization orders and organizing and managing requests for library materials.
  • Work with the Programming Department, Chief Preparator and other departments across the Academy to coordinate exhibitions for single-night Academy events.
  • Manage special projects and provide key departmental administrative functions in support of the Reference and Public Services Department.
  • Responsible for providing reference assistance during assigned shifts, both in person and via telephone or email.
  • Generating monthly statistics data and creating usable reports for collection managers and Library Director.
  • Participate in abstracting and indexing of published materials for core collections.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • ALA-Accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Degree in Film History or related experience.
  • Minimum 2 years reference experience, preferably in an academic or special library.
  • Prior experience in Project Management strongly preferred.
  • Experience with library systems, including AdLib, InMagic, and CONTENTdm.
  • Knowledge of copyright and the rights and reproduction process preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively with others.
  • Service oriented focus and willingness to provide assistance across departments.
  • Ability to work creatively in a diverse environment, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines as needed.
  • Ability to operate with a high level of initiative, circumspection, and judgment.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for periods in excess of 2 hours, climb stairs, and lift up to 25 pounds. May have to tolerate dusty/dirty materials.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Research/Special Projects Librarian  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/3/2018  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws , including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, the Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy's commitment to diversity.


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