Assistant Librarian (Full-time; College Park, MD)

Location:  American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD

Essential functions

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives, a special collection in the history of modern physics, astronomy, and allied sciences at the American Institute of Physics, seeks an Assistant Librarian to be responsible for administering the print holdings and overseeing the daily operations of the Library.  Duties include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, database maintenance, providing reference services, overseeing digitization and other related activities. The successful candidate will work to improve access to the book and journal collections, supervise part-time assistants and student interns, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library as needed.


  • MLS degree (ALA approved) and two years of professional experience are required.
  • Experience/familiarity with library automation, cataloging standards, conservation, and digital formats are preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 40-pound boxes of library materials.
  • Knowledge of science is not required.

If you have the qualifications for the above position, please send resume and required documents to the Human Resources Division at AIPHR@AIP.ORG

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