Librarian – Grolier Club

The Grolier Club of New York invites applications for the position of Librarian. The Librarian of the Grolier Club oversees the day-to-day activities and operations of the Library. These duties fall into three general categories: management, administration, and leadership; curatorial; technical services; and public service and outreach. Qualifications include a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program (or the equivalent in education or experience), preferably with an emphasis on bibliography and/or the history of the book; at least 3 years’ experience in a research library setting; experience cataloguing rare materials; knowledge of archival practice, preferably including the archiving of digital content; familiarity with online bibliographical systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently; strong interpersonal skills; excellent computer and web skills; supervisory experience; knowledge of Latin sufficient for cataloguing, plus reading knowledge of one or more modern foreign languages; and the physical capacity to move book trucks, lift heavy volumes, and shift archival boxes. Also desirable are an additional advanced degree in European or American history or literature; acquaintance with conservation and preservation theory and practice; and knowledge of book collecting and the antiquarian book trade.


Application review will begin 3 October 2022. For more information, visit the Grolier Club’s website.