Reference Librarian (Open until filled)

Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR

The Oregon Historical Society Research Library is expanding its reference team. We seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented professional to assist in-person and remote researchers of all skill levels and with wide-ranging interests in Oregon History, providing direct access to the unique and varied collections that the OHS Research Library holds. In addition, this position will advance the educational mission of OHS to the general public, educators, and high school and post- secondary students through instruction in the use of primary sources and library resources, and outreach projects.

The OHS Research Library is committed to providing broad access to its collections for teaching, learning, and research, both onsite in our newly renovated downtown Portland library and online through digital collections and digital history websites. The library holds the largest collection of archival and published materials relating to the history of Oregon, including the historical regions of the Oregon Country and the Oregon Territory. Our collections serve as a foundation for scholars, teachers, students, and the general public to research and reflect on our state and regional history. The resources and staff of the OHS Research Library play a significant role in fulfilling OHS’s mission to “preserve our state’s history and makes it accessible to everyone in ways that advance knowledge and inspire curiosity about all the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon.”

The Oregon Historical Society practices and promotes inclusiveness. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community and are committed to the equitable treatment of all people and the elimination of discrimination in all its forms. We are, furthermore, committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates.

Link to full job announcement.

About State Library of Oregon

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