Philadelphia, PA: African American History Subject Specialist & Reference Librarian, Library Company of Philadelphia

Job Opening Title: African American History Subject Specialist and Reference Librarian

Institution/Organization Name: Library Company of Philadelphia

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Philadelphia, PA, USA

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Library Company of Philadelphia, an independent research library whose collections document all aspects of pre-20th century American history and culture, seeks a reference librarian/subject specialist in African American history. Duties include reference assistance to our Reading Room patrons and inquiring public, shared curatorial responsibilities for the Library Company’s African Americana, coordination of activities for the Program in African American History (PAAH), including assisting the PAAH Director with administering all aspects of the Mellon Scholars Program; and other duties as assigned. Requirements include advanced degrees or strong background in library science and African American history; familiarity with automated library cataloging systems; excellent computer and communications skills; and a demonstrated ability to work with the public. Salary is in the 40s. Comprehensive benefit package. EOE. Visit

For information about the Library Company’s Program in African American History, visit

Applicants should send a single pdf document comprising a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to: Applications accepted until the position is filled.


About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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