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  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    p/i archivist
    (June 20, 2018)

    Archivist (Bergen County, New Jersey)

    Our client seeks a part-time (8 hours/week) skilled and knowledgeable professional to serve as Archivist.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will:

    • Arrange, describe, and create finding aids for archival collections
    • Accession new collections
    • Catalog books and objects
    • Assist researchers
    • Supervise volunteers
    • Maintain archival policies and procedures
    • Maintain reference statistics
    • Weed collections
    • Update and maintain website and Facebook page
    • Assist in creating timeline of Jewish history in North Jersey
    • Assist in creating exhibitions
    • Assist in greeting visitors and giving tours

    Requirements

    • Ability to employ basic preservation techniques and proper handling of records and artifacts
    • Processing experience
    • Knowledge of Google Docs and Microsoft Office
    • Required: Bachelor’s degree; Preferred: Master’s degree in Library Science or History or actively enrolled in library program / history graduate program

    Contact:

    Angela Dzikowski

    Pro Libra Associates

    adzikowski@prolibra.com

    800-262-0077

    908-918-0077

    To Apply: Please send resume with contact information to adzikowski@prolibra.com


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Map Project Assistant
    (June 20, 2018)

    Job Description: Map Project Assistant

    Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is seeking a Map Project Assistant for a grant-funded digitization and online access project called Portal to the Past: Creating Brooklyn Historical Society’s Digital Map Collection that includes facilitating digitization, photography, and conservation; some preservation work; digital asset management; metadata preparation; and website coordination. Tasks entail handling delicate and valuable manuscript and published maps manipulating metadata for multiple online access catalogs, creating blog and social media posts, and making presentations to professional audiences related to the collection and project. This project intersects with the Revealing Long Island History project so that project staff will prioritize cataloging, digitization, and access to maps with direct and tangential relationships to the history of Long Island. Both project teams will coordinate activities to maximize the goals for each project. The Assistant’s direct supervisor is Julie May, Managing Director of Library & Archives while also working closely with the Map Cataloger and Digital Projects Archivist.

    About the Grant-funded Project

    BHS’s project, Portal to the Past, to digitize the institution's extensive collection of Brooklyn-centric flat and folded maps was designed in response to ongoing feedback from researchers and BHS staff with regard to current level of access to maps, particularly for the purpose of research and re-use in educational materials and academic publications. In addition, it answers the need to make Long Island materials accessible by overlapping with the goals set forth in the Revealing Long Island History project. The project will consist of five major activities toward the ultimate goal of delivering digital images of maps and corresponding metadata online for broad access: 1) enhancement of cataloging data to include GIS coordinates; 2) professional conservation, where needed; 3) boutique and mass digitization; 4) creation of an interoperable metadata set for deployment to online access tools; 5) development of a map-dedicated online portal

    Responsibilities

    • Enhance MARC records with GIS coordinates
    • Coordinate and track maps for conservation and digitization
    • Create blog and social media posts promoting the collection and project
    • Manipulate metadata files for ingest into multiple online access tools
    • Flatten and encapsulate folded maps
    • Arrange in-house photo shoot and assist photographer
    • Work with other project staff to create wireframes; work with developers and designers
    • Populate map portal with metadata and digital assets
    • Illicit feedback from stakeholders about portal design and usability

    Qualifications

    • Experience handling rare and delicate archival materials preferred
    • Familiarity with online access catalogs
    • Experience manipulating datasets
    • Cataloging experience preferred
    • Digitization experience required
    • MLIS program graduate with a concentration in Archival Management, Museum Studies, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, User Experience, or Digital Management for Cultural Heritage or Rare Books and Special Collections in the Digital World.
    • Familiarity with the geographic landscape of Brooklyn and Long Island preferred
    • Project coordination experience preferred

    Compensation

    2 days per week during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. This is a grant-funded term position beginning August 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Pay rate is $25/hour. Benefits include free admittance to NYC museums.

    To Apply

    Post a cover letter and resume to library@brooklynhistory.org. The subject line of the email should read: [last name] Map Project Assistant. No phone calls please.

    About Brooklyn Historical Society and The Othmer Library

    The Brooklyn Historical Society Library was one of only a handful of cultural organizations in the fast-growing City of Brooklyn in the mid-nineteenth century. Founded in 1863, the library has a premier collection of research materials on the history of Brooklyn that today includes over 100,000 bound volumes, 60,000 graphic images, 2,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and over 2,000 maps and atlases. The library also holds family histories and genealogies, rare books, periodicals, serials, journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that document Brooklyn's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods. The collection was designated a major research library by the U.S. Department of Education and has been used by countless students, teachers, genealogists, researchers and scholars.

    The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Temporary Processing Archivist
    (June 20, 2018)

    FULL-TIME TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITY

    Archives and Records Management Department

    AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION

    New York, NY

    For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

    The Archives and Records Management Department of the American Civil Liberties Union, located in downtown Manhattan, is seeking applicants for a Full-time temporary Processing Archivist for 6 months at 35 hours per/week.

    The mission of the ACLU’s Archives and Records Management Department is to support the ACLU and ensure access to its records throughout their lifecycle. The department works in collaboration with the administrative, financial, legal, technical, and business staff of the organization to store, manage, and retrieve documents from creation to either disposal or retention. In addition to the 2,000 cubic feet of records kept onsite, the department maintains an extensive collection of ephemera, publications, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The Archives and Records Management Department also manages the regular transfer of records to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library of Princeton University, which houses ACLU records in its Public Policy Papers collection and serves as the archival repository for the ACLU’s national offices.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Accession and catalogue inactive records, chiefly from the Legal Department, as well as ACLU publications and ephemera
    • Assist Archives and Record Management office staff with their day-to day work, including:

    o Maintaining and building on-site archival collections, such as board records and press releases;

    o Preparing records for transfer to Princeton University;

    o Digitizing archival materials as needed;

    o Providing assistance to ACLU staff by responding to circulation requests and reference questions

    Experience and Qualifications:

    • MLIS degree (or equivalent graduate-level program with a concentration in archives and/or records management) OR be currently enrolled in such a program, required Students must have completed at least six courses, including an introductory archival course
    • General knowledge of archival principles and best practices for archives, including basic preservation measures
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on special projects to improve access to archives and ensure preservation of records in all forms
    • General familiarity with, and interest in, U.S. history preferred
    • Prior work or internship experience in archival and/or records management capacity strongly preferred

    COMPENSATION

    Salary commensurate with experience

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to archivesjobad@aclu.org with “Temporary Processing Archivist” in the subject line.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this opportunity.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction.

    The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

    The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations.


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archive Intern
    (June 20, 2018)

    The Company:

    Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Trisha Brown. Since 2009, TBDC Archive has followed this mandate, establishing a comprehensive record of Brown’s creative process and legacy, in addition to evidence of her collaborations with artists who are themselves leaders in music, theater, and the visual arts.

    Description:

    TBDC Archive is currently accepting applications for the position of Archive Intern for the Fall 2018 Semester. Interns will become a vital member of the TBDC Archive team by assisting with special projects, including data entry, cataloguing moving image and sound recordings, digitization projects, and archival processing.

    Responsibilities:

    - Assist with archival arrangement, rehousing, and description

    - Digitize selected material for preservation and access

    - Additional cataloguing duties as needed

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science

    - Coursework / knowledge of archival processing and best practices

    - Interest in performance archiving / modern and contemporary dance

    Compensation:

    This is an unpaid internship and must be completed for course credit.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Anne Boissonnault at archives@trishabrowncompany.org


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Digital Archives Assistant
    (June 20, 2018)

    The New School Archives and Special Collections (the Archives) seeks an enthusiastic, tech-savvy and self-motivated Digital Archives Assistant (DAA) to report to the Assistant Director for Digital Archives.

    The DAA will support the digital initiatives and daily activities of the Archives, especially related to processing, tracking and making available digitized and born-digital material.

    The DAA will follow established workflows for migration of obsolete media into archival formats, scan-on-demand and larger digitization projects, transformation of digital objects, creation of metadata records and other tasks related to the long-term preservation of born-digital records in all formats.


    Responsibilities

    Perform tasks related to processing digital material, including digitizing and disk transfer, editing, records creation, data cleanup and other activities related to digital collections in the Archives.

    Create, edit and maintain records in various content management systems, including CollectiveAccess, Archivists Toolkit, and Excel.

    Carry out disk transfers and BitCurator file reporting, create derivative and streaming files, participate in appraisal and acquisition of born-digital collections.

    Carry out scan requests and in-house scanning projects.

    Participate in adapting and improving processes and workflows to specific project needs, assist with documenting policies and workflows.

    Catalog objects in collections management database according to established workflows, guidelines and best practices.

    Inventory, track, and perform quality control on digital projects.

    Conduct and perform quality control on web crawls.

    Perform basic video and audio editing tasks related to making files easily accessible.

    Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Understanding of principles of archival arrangement and description.

    Knowledge of digital imaging and digital preservation standards.

    Experience with scanning and photographic equipment.

    Familiarity with bibliographic and/or other metadata standards and their application.

    Strong computer and database management skills.

    Aptitude for accurate, extremely detail-oriented work, with excellent communication, writing, and research skills.

    Ability to work independently on multiple projects and priorities, while following required workflows and guidelines.

    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

    Expertise using photo editing and photo management software, especially Adobe Photoshop.

    Ability to rapidly apprehend and apply new technologies.

    Ability and willingness to lift 40-pound boxes.


    Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or coursework or experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum, or relevant degree.

    Bachelor’s degree in photography, film production or related discipline.

    Experience working in archives or special collections setting.

    Experience using Archivists Toolkit or similar digital content management system.

    Experience with basic editing of digital audio and video.

    View listing and apply

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archival Technician Intern
    (June 19, 2018)

    The Municipal Archives of the NYC Department of Records & Information Services seeks archival technician interns for quality control of digital images and metadata related to the digitization of a photographic collection.

    The archival technicians will perform quality audits on images in photo viewing software, such as Adobe Photoshop. The technicians will also perform quality audits on metadata in Microsoft Excel. The technicians will be required to enter data and notes into spreadsheets and report regularly on progress.

    The archival technician position calls for computer literate individuals who ideally have had previous experience working with digitization, archival documents, and/or goal-oriented production projects. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks which require the ability to balance efficiency and accuracy.

    Required Skills:

    • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
    • Ability to set goals and milestones, and meet multiple deadlines
    • Detail-oriented

    Preferred Skills:

    • An understanding of modern archival and/or information science theory, standards, and practices and their implementation
    • Knowledge of the New York City geography and history
    • Previous experience working with handwritten documents and maps

    To Apply: Please send Resume to Recruit@records.nyc.gov

    The selected candidate will be notified directly.


  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archives
    (June 14, 2016)

    For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

    The Archives and Records Management Department of the American Civil Liberties Union, located in downtown Manhattan, is seeking applicants for a 21 hour per week temporary part-time role for 2-3 months.

    The mission of the ACLU’s Archives and Records Management Department is to support the ACLU and ensure access to its records throughout their lifecycle. The department works in collaboration with the administrative, financial, legal, technical, and business staff of the organization to store, manage, and retrieve documents from creation to either disposal or retention. In addition to the 2,000 cubic feet of records kept onsite, the department maintains an extensive collection of ephemera, publications, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The Archives and Records Management Department also manages the regular transfer of records to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library of Princeton University, which houses ACLU records in its Public Policy Papers collection and serves as the archival repository for the ACLU’s national offices.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Accession and catalogue inactive records, chiefly from the Legal Department, as well as ACLU publications and ephemera
    • Assist Archives and Record Management office staff with their day-to day work, including:

    o Maintaining and building on-site archival collections, such as board records and press releases;

    o Preparing records for transfer to Princeton University;

    o Digitizing archival materials as needed;

    o Providing assistance to ACLU staff by responding to circulation requests and reference questions

    Experience and Qualifications:

    • MLIS degree (or equivalent graduate-level program with a concentration in archives and/or records management) OR be currently enrolled in such a program, required Students must have completed at least six courses, including an introductory archival course
    • General knowledge of archival principles and best practices for archives, including basic preservation measures
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on special projects to improve access to archives and ensure preservation of records in all forms
    • General familiarity with, and interest in, U.S. history preferred
    • Prior work or internship experience in archival and/or records management capacity strongly preferred

    COMPENSATION

    Salary commensurate with experience

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to archives@aclu.org with “Archives and Records Management” in the subject line.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this opportunity.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction.

    The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

    The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations.


  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Senior Manager for Public Services

    (June 4, 2018)

    The Center for Jewish History (NYC | cjh.org) is one of the world’s great sites of research into the Jewish past. It is the collaborative home to five in-house partners—American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. When the Center opened its doors eighteen years ago, it made a commitment to preserve the collections housed within its walls and make them accessible to scholars, students, and diverse audiences by implementing a unique, shared services model across all five partners. In recent years, the Center has taken on a wide-ranging educational mission and dedicated itself with new passion to interpreting historical sources in meaningful ways to as wide a public as possible.

    The Center for Jewish History seeks a Senior Manager for Public Services to take a leading role in increasing the accessibility of and advancing public engagement with the collections. The Senior Manager will join a dynamic team of colleagues dedicated to collaboratively advancing the Center’s shared services model and maximizing discoverability of collections that total more than 30,000 linear feet of archival materials, 500,000 volumes, thousands of art and artifacts, and nearly 50 TB of digital assets.

    The Senior Manager fosters consistent, high-caliber service to both researchers and the five partner organizations. The Senior Manager reports to the Director of Archive and Library Services and oversees all operations in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and the Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, which are open to the public and together handle annually over 3,500 researcher visits, as well as the Scholars’ Lounge and the David Berg Rare Book Room.

    Responsibilities:

    • Ensure excellent service to researchers in a closed stack environment through the management of a team of 7 full- and part-time librarians and archivists. Team management includes providing direction and mentoring staff; training new staff; determining reference desk scheduling; and continually evaluating and fine-tuning workflows.
    • Update, enforce and/or create policies to further professionalize the Center’s access practices and improve researcher’s experience.
    • Engage with school groups, lead instructional sessions for researchers, and guide staff in developing curriculum guides for educators.
    • Collaborate across Center departments and with partners to design, develop, execute, and analyze new services, pilot projects and programs.
    • Support the planning, curation, and implementation of online and physical exhibitions to promote and increase public engagement with collections.
    • Promote and advocate for the work undertaken by the department, including participating in coordinated outreach efforts, special tours, and maintenance of statistics on output.
    • Complete tasks associated with grant-funded projects, including proposing and helping to shape new projects; assisting in determining funding sources; building and controlling all project budgets; and contributing content to narrative and financial grant reports.
    • Contribute to discussions about user experience and the Center’s systems.
    • Determine and monitor spending in the departmental budgets, including electronic resources management.
    • Participate in professional organizations and represent the Center at relevant conferences and other events as appropriate.
    • Handle other mission-driven projects as directed by the Director of Archive and Library Services.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or similar graduate-level training, such as archival science.
    • Minimum of 2-3 years experience managing staff.
    • Minimum of 2-3 years experience managing projects from planning to completion—preferably in reference, instruction, education, and/or exhibition areas.
    • Minimum of 4 years experience in handling reference inquiries.
    • Familiarity with the current issues and current standards relevant to reference and access services in archives and libraries.
    • Commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment and presenting diplomatic, adaptable and pragmatic approaches to problem-solving.
    • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Dedicated interest in and awareness of Jewish history.
    • Acquisitions experience.
    • Familiarity with one language represented in the multilingual partner collections, such as Yiddish, Hebrew, German, or Russian.

    The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Rachel Miller, Director of Archive and Library Services, at rcmiller@cjh.org. No phone calls, please.


  • Friday, June 01, 2018 7:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Librarian for Archival Arrangement and Description 
    (June 1, 2018)

    New York University Libraries seek a creative and collaborative Librarian for Archival Arrangement and Description to oversee its archival processing and description program. The position is based in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) of Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS). Reporting to the Head of ACM and in close collaboration with the Accessioning Archivist and Digital Archivist, this position will play a leadership role in ACM, a unified technical services department supporting NYU’s three archival repositories: Fales Library, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and New York University Archives.

    The position will help to shape the way NYU Special Collections arrange, describe, manage, provide access to, and facilitate discovery of NYU’s rich archival collections in support of research, teaching, and learning in the libraries. The successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent support to our researchers by leading the Special Collections Processing Team, overseeing the processing and description work of three FTE professionals, grant-funded and project-based staff, and multiple student workers; directing the ongoing application of thoughtful archival arrangement and descriptive practices; contributing to policies, procedures, and workflows for productive and efficient processes; performing hands-on collections processing as needed; ensuring a user-centered, access-driven approach in all arrangement and description work; and seeking out opportunities for innovation in all of these endeavors. This position will also closely collaborate with other librarians and archivists throughout the Division, especially colleagues in Special Collections and the Preservation Department. Librarians are expected to serve as partners in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students and providing responsive and innovative information services.

    Under the general supervision of the Head of Archival Collections Management, the successful candidate will:

    • Oversee the arrangement and description program, including supervising archival arrangement and description work in the unit by professional, project, and student staff; setting policy and best practices for processing and descriptive work; developing program goals and metrics to evaluate work; developing processing plans; and helping to plan and prioritize large-scale processing projects.
    • Arrange or oversee arrangement of archival records in accordance with accepted archival standards. Describe or oversee description of archival collections according to archival standards in the collections management database (ArchivesSpace) and publish EAD-encoded finding aids on the web. Aid in creation and be responsible for maintenance of documentation and policies for arrangement and description.
    • As a member of the senior staff and in close collaboration with the Head of ACM and the Accessioning Archivist, assist in implementing professional standards and best practices and setting priorities for collection management, processing, description, digitization, and discovery. Collaborate with Curators and Special Collections Public Services colleagues to ensure that descriptive tools and products are responsive to research needs and priorities. Participate in general planning and policy development in the support of ACM strategic directions; assist in project development for fundraising activities as appropriate; plan and manage specific library projects.
    • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist to develop tools and workflows for the arrangement and description of born-digital materials and in the ongoing administration of and workflow for imaging and ingest of born-digital materials within existing collection holdings. In collaboration with colleagues from the department of Knowledge Access Design & Development, coordinate strategies and workflows for integrating EAD records into NYU’s primary discovery portal.
    • Collaborate with colleagues in the Preservation Department to ensure proper handling and housing methods for archival collections and the integration of good preservation assessment practice within the processing program. Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats during processing work and consult with Conservator for recommendations on treatment.
    • Participate in unit-wide meetings and planning; contribute to department reference services by providing reference assistance in person and remotely; serve on relevant library-wide committees. Actively contribute to the profession through professional service, research and publication.

    At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about our values, see http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/

    About NYU Libraries

    Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating with and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participate in a variety of consortia and collaborate closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.

    Qualifications:

    • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
    • Five or more years of professional experience in archival arrangement and description, preferably within an archive or special collections in an academic or research library. At least 3 years successful supervisory experience required.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in archival theory and practice, especially accessioning, processing and description, including minimal and basic processing strategies. Demonstrated experience as lead processor on large-scale and/or complex processing projects, managing multiple processors, setting and meeting goals, and developing metrics to measure progress throughout a project. Demonstrated experience and familiarity with current approaches to accessioning, processing, and description of born-digital holdings preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials and proficiency in the use and application of DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, LCNA; strong working knowledge of EAD and XML, including experience with XML schemas and the use of XML editors and the manipulation of metadata across systems and platforms. Demonstrated proficiency in the use, maintenance, and support of automated archival collections management systems (particularly ArchivesSpace).
    • Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation issues as they relate to archival collections. Knowledge of rights administration and management issues for archival collections.
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem- solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills and experience working collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization and team environment. Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.

    Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

    To Apply: To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/50703 Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PART-TIME ARCHIVIST OPPORTUNITY
    (May 30, 2018)

    PART-TIME ARCHIVIST OPPORTUNITY, GROLIER CLUB LIBRARY

    The Grolier Club of New York, America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts, is seeking a trained archivist to assist on a part-time basis (20-24 hours/week) in the processing of its archival and manuscript collections.

    Responsibilities include physically arranging and describing manuscript and archival materials; preparing electronic finding aids according to professionally accepted standards and best practices; assisting in the conversion of electronic finding aids to MARC format for entry into OCLC and the library’s local online catalog (VIRTUA); and encoding finding aids for posting onto the Grolier Club’s website. Additional duties include assessing the preservation and conservation needs of the library’s archival collection (approximately 1,500 linear feet); recommending appropriate housing and/or treatments; and working with the Librarian to develop guidelines for institutional records management policies. The ideal candidate holds an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school (or equivalent) plus one to three years experience arranging and describing archival collections in a cultural heritage environment (or the equivalent combination of education and experience). Familiarity with DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, AACR2, and other LC cataloging standards are required, as isproficiency in basic Microsoft office applications and automated library systems. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are also a must. Additional preferred qualifications include knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections; familiarity with institutional records management; and an awareness of current trends in digital preservation practices. Candidates must be able to work in conditions where dust is frequently encountered, lift boxes weighing up to 30 lbs; push and pull loaded book carts and other library equipment and materials; and work for prolonged periods in standing, bending, and stooping positions.

    Hours: 20-24 hours/week

    Salary: $20/hour

    Candidates are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume, and an example of a finding aid they have created to the attention of Meghan R. Constantinou, Librarian mconstantinou@grolierclub.org.


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