JOB: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis Library, Part-Time Library Assistant, San Francisco

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, established in San Francisco since 1941, seeks a new part-time Library Assistant working alongside a librarian, volunteers, and interns in our SFCP Library and archives. The position requires substantial experience with a wide variety of library and archival work on either the paraprofessional or professional level.

SFCP is a tightly knit community of MD’s, Psy.D’s, MFT’s, and other mental health professionals drawn together through a desire to study psychoanalysis and learn new ways to think about individual and social problems. The institute offers courses that range from a four year candidacy in Psychoanalytic Training, to two year programs in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, to individual lectures on psychoanalytic topics held in the evenings. Working at the institute would give you a role to play in one ‘wing’ of the Center; the library and information services part, increasingly important as a support structure for the other ‘wing’, the training, classes and written research part.

The position will involve meeting the library and information needs of a patron base of about 150 students and 800 library patrons. This will involve a thorough knowledge of library services and good customer relationship skills, including such things as scanning and compiling readers for students, mailing books to patrons, making copies/scans of articles for email delivery, Docline and inter-library loan, shelving, cataloging books and other library materials including audiovisual materials, reference desk work, outreach on library programs and activities, and making and tracking library material orders as well as skill with invoicing.

The position of assistant librarian at SFCP is a difficult job; one which requires flexibility as well as an appetite for intricate and hard work; but it is one which we believe the winning candidate for the position will find an eye-opening and mind-changing experience, as they are exposed to the full gamut of psychoanalytic books, recordings, art, archival materials, and culture as they exist yesterday and today.

Compensation is 20.00 per hour. The ability to lift a 20 pound weight will be required.

Please submit a C.V. as well as a cover letter to:
Eric Rosen, MLIS
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
or email Eric Rosen at

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring people independent of disability, ethnic background, gender or any other factor.

Application deadline: 1/31/2017