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Reference Librarian - Genealogy & Local History

Montgomery County Memorial Library System

Conroe, TX

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$47,421.00 to $64,065.00 per Year   Calculate


Conroe, TX





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

  • 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
  • Performs 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

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

  • Salary dependent upon qualifications
  • Monday-Friday (8:00am-5:00pm) Includes evenings and Saturdays, as assigned

Additional Info & Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from an 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 abilities
  • Technology competence, including but not limited to computer skills for access/input, online searching, microform organization/reproduction, and equipment troubleshooting for maintenance


Human Resources / Job Listings

HR Info

Submit applications to: Lana Beathard, Montgomery County Library, 104 I-45 North, Conroe, Texas 77301  lana.beathard@countylibrary.org 936-522-2128

Posted Jan 5, 2022