Reference Librarian Genealogy & Local History, Montgomery County Library

By IS Lab May 20, 2020

Job Details

DEPARTMENT: Montgomery County Library
JOB TITLE: Reference Librarian Genealogy & Local History
BI-WEEKLY SALARY: $45,163-$59,000
LOCATION: Central Library Conroe, TX
SHIFT HOURS: Monday-Friday (8:00am-5:00pm) Includes evenings and Saturdays as assigned SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: Montgomery County Human Resources Department
ADDRESS: 501 N. Thompson, Ste. 400 Conroe, TX 77301
PHONE: (936) 539 – 7886
FAX: (936) 788-8396
OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm (Friday: Closed from 12:00pm – 1:00pm)


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from and ALA accredited program or equivalent
  • Three (3) years or more professional librarian experience, knowledge of special collections methods and practices, with at least one year of management/supervisory experience
  • Experience in genealogy and local history research
  • Strong public service background
  • Advanced training or certification desirable
  • Demonstrated organizational planning skills
  • Ability to direct and motivate staff
  • Ability to achieve objectives in a team setting
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide range of users having diverse ability’s
  • Technology competence, including but not limited to computer skills for access/input, online searching, microform organization/reproduction, and equipment troubleshooting for maintenance

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the operations of the Genealogy & Local History room, a unit of the Montgomery County Memorial Library System
  • Supervises staff of 2.5 FTE, including selection, training and evaluation
  • Coordinates, develops, and evaluates services that address users’ information needs
  • Preforms information delivery and reference services
  • Provides collection development, promotion, and maintenance for the unit
  • Participates in microfilm and database acquisitions for the unit and library system
  • Presents programs for genealogy and local history training, both onsite and during outreach
  • Plans and completes special projects, including digitization
  • Develops annual budget request and monitors expenditures for approved allocations
  • Participates in System committees and professional organizations; attend meetings and conferences; maintains knowledge of current developments and practices in the field
  • Requires evenings and weekend hours, as scheduled
  • Any and all other duties assigned

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