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Monday, June 24, 2019 10:31 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Adjunct Processing Archivist [part-time]  

(June 24, 2019)

The College of Staten Island Library seeks applicants for the position of Adjunct Processing Archivist [part-time] for the 2019 Fall Semester.

Duties include:

  • Processes incoming and existing collections to library and national standards, including re-boxing/re-foldering, and creating finding aids.
  • Updates legacy finding aids to include recent accessions.
  • May assist researchers with the use of archives and special collections in person and by phone, chat, email, or other means.
  • Physically maintains the collection, pulling and re-shelving materials used.

Required Qualifications

Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.

Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends.

One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment.

Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats.

Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA).

Strong interpersonal, customer service, facilitation, and communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, working cooperatively with others or independently.

Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Working experience using ArchiveSpace and Omeka.

Physical Work Environment

Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks.

Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks.

Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.

Salary, depending on qualifications, begins at $42.95 per hour.

Starting date: September 5, 2019

Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2019.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three names of references to: Library@mail.csi.cuny.edu



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