The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual with knowledge of psychoanalytic literature or that of a related field to serve as Center Librarian. This librarian serves an organization of trained analysts, analytic candidates and community members. This librarian will be responsible for cultivating a strong relationship with these membership groups through collection development, instruction in research methods and online resources, and reference work. Duties also include providing general academic reference service with some evening and weekend responsibilities. Essential tasks include developing instructional materials, designing and implementing an information literacy program, and evaluating and making recommendations for the improvement or replacement of the library’s existing integrated online system.

  • Full training in psychoanalysis for mental health professionals
  • Continuing education for mental health professionals
  • Training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Programs for the general public in a variety of arts and educational programs
  • Support for psychoanalytic research and selected community consultation for educators
  • A library with the largest collection of psychoanalytic publications in the western United States

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reference assistance and support to members
  • Production of on-line tutorials
  • Preservation and cataloging of archival materials
  • Monograph and serials cataloguing
  • Management of subscriptions and negotiation of prices with vendors
  • Collection development
  • Inter-library loan services
  • Book sales/store management
  • Preparation and fiscal management of library and bookstore budgets

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited MLS is required and two years’ experience, preferably in an academic library, is preferred. A degree in a field related to the Center’s mission is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent speaking, writing, and teaching skills and a familiarity with emerging technologies in research and delivery of information. The ability to supervise support staff and the ability to work as a team member on cross-organization collaborative projects is essential, as is participation in professional organizations at the local and national levels.

SALARY: This is a full time position with a starting salary of $55K.

BENEFITS: Benefits include full health, dental and vision insurance and a generous paid time off program.

DEADLINE: Formal review of applications will begin February 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. The effective start date for this position is negotiable but could be as early as March 1, 2011. Please forward a cover letter and resume to or to SFCP-COO, 2340 Jackson Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco 94115.