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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University is a world renowned center for research focused on the early Americas (15th-19th centuries) and based on its exceptional collections; the JCB supports research and researchers through its digital initiatives, fellowships and programs including for Brown faculty and students and communities locally and around the world.

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB) seeks a Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian to join its outstanding team. Reporting to the Assistant Librarian for Research and Reference Services, the Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian's primary responsibility will be close attention to the needs of readers in the JCB Reading Room and their use of rare materials, including paging, instructing on the careful use of, and then re-shelving those materials.  The Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian will work in close coordination with the reading room staff as well as curators to facilitate research from fellows, other readers, staff and students.


  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 years of experience in an academic library, public library, school library or other cultural heritage or educational institution with a library setting.
  • Experience with public service, reference service, customer service, or other similar work.
  • Successful experience working directly with diverse audiences.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter with their completed application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian


John Carter Brown Library


Grade 10

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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