Special Collections Librarian Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking a Special Collections Librarian position in an organization where I can apply my experience and efficiently contribute to the company’s growth.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Highly experienced in development, administration and upkeep of library for special collections
  • Profound knowledge of special collections and archivalprotocols, digitalization and preservation practices
  • Outstanding knowledge of digitization standards, metadata schemas and cataloging procedures
  • Familiarity with using archives management software, database management systems, Microsoft Office and Google Tools
  • Ability to arrange, maintain and describe archival and manuscript collections
  • Ability to deliver library reference and outreach services related to special collections

Professional Experience:

Special Collections Librarian

St. Olaf College

August 2012 – Present


  • Cataloged, described and arranged all specialized collections and archives.
  • Preserved and provided access to Special Collections in all formats.
  • Coordinated and provided library research and instructional services to all patrons.
  • Mentored and directed all library assistants and student workers.
  • Created, maintained and updated informationresearch aids and library catalogs.
  • Planned and presented library exhibits, workshops and class instructions.

Special Collections Librarian

College of Southern Nevada

May 2009 – July 2012


  • Directed and supervised Special Collections library operations and staff.
  • Developed and implemented policies related to acquisition, access and usage of special collections.
  • Procured, cataloged, preserved and described special collection materials.
  • Prepared and provided bibliographies, library guides and instructional materials, as needed.
  • Created and executed promotional programs and exhibits for publicizing special collections.
  • Developed and maintained strong professional relationships with institutions, community, donors, and grant agencies.


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences

Murray State University, Murray, KY