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  • Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:24 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Projects Archivist
    (November 7, 2018)

    The Digital Projects Archivist will play a significant role in the Library & Archives Department consisting of 5 full-time, 1 part-time professional, and several interns. He/she will serve on BHS committees, participate in public programs, and represent BHS and his/her digital archive perspective and expertise in professional regional and national organizations such as A.R.T., MARAC, ARLIS, and SAA. The DPA will manage existing digital assets, facilitate ingest of born-digital collections, digitize two-dimensional collection items, supervise digitization interns, and contribute to strategic planning of BHS's digital program by revising policies based on resources and opportunities, work toward improving procedures for born-digital materials, and collaborate with professional colleagues with the digital archival field. In addition, the Digital Projects Archivist will contribute to the Photo of the Week series and perform reference duties during public research hours. The DPA will report directly to the Managing Director of Library & Archives.


    • Oversee staff- and researcher-requested digitization of collection items and distribute assets to internal users and external partners
    • Provide day-to-day and long-range administrative oversight of digital assets
    • Apply project management methodologies for digital assets and related projects. Enforce digitization and photography standards
    • Item-level cataloging using Past Perfect; collection-level record enhancement using ArchivesSpace
    • Research and assess copyright status for all requests
    • Assist in bringing existing assets up to appropriate standards, including reorganization of file directories and metadata cleanup projects
    • Work closely with staff in departments across the institution to improve access to digital assets for daily use, special projects, and initiatives
    • Provide quality control for all metadata to assure accuracy and consistency across the institution
    • Supervise part-time digitization staff and interns
    • Research and make recommendations on emerging standards and best practices in digital asset management including DAM software, digital asset preservation, metadata, and digital rights management
    • Serve on the Library reference desk during the Library’s open hours as needed, including one (1) Saturday per month
    • Serve on Brooklyn Historical Society committees
    • Weekly blogging and Photo of the Week participation

    Required Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years post-MLS processing experience.
    • Masters in Library and Information Science, with a specialization with a specialization in Museum Studies, Computer Science, or Archival Management
    • Experience with database management, maintaining and establishing standards and practices for digitization and metadata creation, file formatting, and data migration.
    • Thorough understanding of digital still image file creation, including: image size, bit depth, color profiling, image resolution and compression.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work as both independently and as part of a team
    • Very high level of organizational skill with keen attention to detail and the ability to advocate and implement best practices and institutional policy regarding the institution’s digital assets.
    • Strong computer skills, including a complete working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Bridge software.
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff at all levels across the institution and with outside organizations and vendors.
    • Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies
    • Supervisory experience, either within an archive or another work setting
    • Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs repeatedly, including handling these materials while standing on rolling ladders and stepstools.
    • Ability to work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, five days a week
    • Demonstrated reliable attendance to ensure successful and timely project completion
    • Experience manipulating datasets for access purposes
    • Team player with the ability to organize information at a high level, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and creatively solve problems

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Practical experience with image cataloguing, data preservation, and electronic distribution of digital images and video for cultural heritage objects and projects.
    • A thorough understanding of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues.
    • Undergraduate degree in history. A working knowledge of U. S. history is needed, to determine how collections fit into state and national issues for purposes of cataloging; knowledge of legal processes and terminology; and knowledge of Brooklyn or New York history is preferred.
    • Experience handling and providing basic preservation treatments for historic materials.
    • Experience supporting curatorial and exhibition projects.


    Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, 401k, and support for professional development. BHS staff ID grants free entrance to museums around New York City.

    To Apply:

    Please email a cover letter and resume to library@brooklynhistory.org. The subject line of the email should read: "[last name] – Digital Projects Archivist". Applications will be reviewed immediately. No phone calls please.

    About the BHS and the Othmer Library:

    BHS' Othmer Library and archives house the most comprehensive collection of Brooklyn-related materials in the world. In 1993, the U.S. Department of Education designated the Othmer Library as a “major research library” under Title II-C of the Higher Education Act. Today the collection includes more than 100,000 books and pamphlets, 60,000 photographs and prints, 2,000 feet of archival collections, and more than 2,000 maps and atlases. These materials include family histories, rare books, periodicals, serials, journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that document Brooklyn's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.

    We draw from these holdings to create interpretive exhibitions that prompt students, scholars and members of the general public to reconsider the fundamental facts of history in light of primary source documents and artifacts. BHS serves almost 80,000 people annually by providing opportunities for civic dialogue and community engagement for children and adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities, educational programs for New York City students, and professional development workshops and written curricula for teachers.

    Posting Date:

    November 7, 2018

    Founded in 1863, BHS is a nationally recognized urban history center comprised of a museum, scholarly research library, and education center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history. The mission of the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is to connect the past to the present and make the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today’s diverse communities and for generations to come.

    Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity employer. Diversity and equity are core values of the institution.

    Our work is strengthened by the wide range of perspectives, positionalities, skills and experiences of our present and future staff. We are 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

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 6:37 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Part-Time Adjunct Processing & Digital Archivist
    (November 6, 2018)

    The Archives & Special Collections of the College of Staten Island Library seeks an Adjunct Processing & Digital Archivist to create access to research resources and facilitate their use by researchers. The Archivist will provide leadership to ensure the processing, long-term preservation, and discovery of analog, born-digital, and digitized materials.

    An initial project will involve establishing an effective interface for digitized student publications. Other projects will include devising a plan for long-term curation and effective researcher access to digital audio-visual collections.

    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).

    Knowledge of tools and systems for digital preservation (e.g. Archivematica, BitCurator, ePADD, FTK, Preservica, RDF, and Semantic Web).

    Knowledge of tools and systems for Web preservation (e.g., Heritrix and/or Memento Time Travel).

    Attention to detail and accuracy; organizational skills in planning, prioritizing and achieving goals and coordinating complex projects.

    Ability to think creatively, take initiative, solve problems, and work both independently and collaboratively.

    Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff and students; and a commitment to customer service. Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.

    Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

    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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience coordinating with IT staff.

    Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description and management of born-digital materials.

    Knowledge of strategies, including digital forensics, and technology in use by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material.

    Familiarity with, or aptitude for, the implementation of best practices, principles, standards, and tools such as OAIS, Dublin Core, MODS, and PREMIS.

    Experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of digital materials in an archives or special collections setting.

    Knowledge of legal and ethical issues affecting privacy, records restrictions, and access.

    Familiarity with ArchivesSpace or similar archival collections management tools.

    Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.

    Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist certificate, or courses toward its completion or willingness to pursue the DAS.

    The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The college offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls over 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff. The campus is commutable from Brooklyn via the S93 bus or by car over the Verrazano Bridge; from Manhattan by ferry/shuttle bus; and from New Jersey by car via the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing.

    The Archives & Special Collections of the CSI Library collects, preserves, and makes available primary and secondary materials that document the history of Staten Island and the College of Staten Island. The Archives’ focus is the history of the College and records the activities of the administration, academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and related organizations of the College of Staten Island and its predecessor institutions. The Special Collections concentrates on the history of Staten Island political culture and public policy discourse, especially in the period since consolidation with New York City in 1898. As a unit of the Library, the Archives & Special Collections supports effective teaching and learning through training students to conduct research using primary source materials. The unit engages the public through programs, lectures, physical and online exhibitions, and cooperative projects with other Staten Island historical repositories, sharing knowledge of archival and library practice and technology to promote preservation and access to Staten Island materials.

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

    Starting date: December 3, 2018

    Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three names of reference to: library@csi.cuny.ed

  • Monday, November 05, 2018 7:03 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Spring 2019 JDC Archives Photo Collection Opportunity
    (November 5, 2018)

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 73,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Europe, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.

    Special projects:

    • Adding to our online database the following photo collections:

    o Community life, education and health services provided to Moroccan Jews from the 1950s-70s

    o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany

    o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel.

    o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Hungary, India, and many others

    • Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.
    • Conducting online research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.


    Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have a basic knowledge of photographic history.

    All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to archivesinterns@jdc.org.

  • Monday, November 05, 2018 7:00 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Spring 2019 JDC Archives Internship Opportunity
    (November 5th, 2018)

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is offering an exciting experiential education opportunity to assist with artifact cataloguing and preservation. Train on best preservation and storage practices, while understanding how to house and handle items from our special collections. The JDC Archives collection of artifacts and ephemera contains hundreds of works ranging from posters and illuminated records to precious artwork and gifts from Jewish communities around the world. These treasures offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Rehouse and describe unprocessed artifacts
    • Conduct contextual research using the Archives
    • Database cleanup, such as completing preexisting records and conducting quality control on file names, translations, and attachments


    • 1 - 2 days a week
    • 3 - 4 month commitment beginning this Spring


    Familiarity with database procedures; detail-oriented with an interest in art history, museum studies, Jewish history, or archives.

    All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. Please send your resume and cover letter including information on availability to archivesinterns@jdc.org, subject ‘Archives Artifacts Interns – (Full Name)’. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:00 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Records Manager
    (November 1, 2018)


    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus, which is home to 11 separate resident organizations. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival.

    In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming. Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects.

    The Records Management program is part of the Information Resources Office, which is dedicated to the maintenance and use of records throughout their lifecycle. The position reports to the Director, Archives and Records Management.

    The Records Manager is responsible for establishing and building Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ organization-wide records management program through its overall administration and coordination.

    The Records Manager will be responsible for all activities connected with the life cycle of records, including the development and implementation of active physical/electronic filing systems; the preservation and storage and disposal of inactive records; assistance in controlling cost associated with physical/electronic creation, storage, and retrieval; and other aspects of records and electronic management as required.

    This role is also responsible for providing customer-focused service and building positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders by understanding their needs and problems, and providing timely communication and service.


    • Develop records management procedures and track organization’s compliance with them.
    • Update records retention schedules to meet current records requirements.
    • Initiate and conduct instructional programs and train employees in sound document, records, and electronic management practices and the use of documentation and records management systems.
    • Manage transition from paper to electronic records.
    • Analyze and evaluate records and electronic management throughout the organization and recommend cost effective improvement strategies.
    • Administer transfer of records to and from off-site storage.
    • Organize the identification and disposal of records that are at the end of their life-cycle.
    • Work with General Counsel to execute, track, and lift legal holds on records.
    • Stay current with archival records management/records management technology, as well as legal concerns that may impact the organization’s records.
    • Work cross-functionally to promote and foster systematic and efficient records and electronic management initiatives and support the application of procedures for managing document and records management.
    • Perform other duties as required or assigned in support of Lincoln Center’s goals and the Information Management Office’s vision, mission, and objectives aligned to these goals.
    • Work off-site at storage vendor on an occasional basis.


    • 2-3 years of experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a records management/electronic records management program required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of current records management—both paper and electronic—and archival methods, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills.
    • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis on records management or a Master’s in archival management with a CRM strongly preferred but not required.
    • Experience with digital repositories and/or special collections preferred.
    • Experience with digitization projects and database management systems preferred.
    • Technical skills and knowledge including current metadata schemes and standards relevant to the archival control of digital collections, long-term storage planning and digital asset management systems preferred.
    • Certified Records Manager or Information Governance Professional preferred but not required.
    • Interest in the performing arts a plus.


    Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the humanresources@lincolncenter.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

    Please list: Records Manager in the subject line.

    Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 9:24 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)
    Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Education Internship, Spring 2019

    (October 29, 2018)


    The Education Department of The Frick Collection is now accepting applications from graduate students for the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for spring 2019. Education at the Frick facilitates a vital and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in gallery teaching.

    The intern’s primary responsibility will be a research and interpretive project on the topic of domestic service at 1 East 70th Street between 1914 and 1931, during the period of time when the Frick mansion was a private residence. The intern will also author and present a public gallery talk and participate in the development, administration, and implementation of a variety of programs for the Frick’s many audiences. This internship provides a superb opportunity for students to learn about museum education in a small, dynamic department while developing skills in public speaking, academic research, interpreting archival materials, and communicating information and ideas in an accessible and engaging manner.


    The Ayesha Bulchandani Internship is open to current M.A. students and Ph.D. candidates pursuing degrees in public humanities, American history, public history, art history, library/information science, education, museum studies, museum education, or other fields related to The Frick Collection. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in public history.

    Relevant skills for this internship include archival research experience, familiarity with library resources, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

    Foreign nationals must be eligible to participate in internship placements in the U.S and receive a stipend. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

    Time Commitment

    The internship will span one semester in spring 2019. Activities will be carried out no less than two days a week.


    In addition to the other benefits associated with an internship at The Frick Collection, a stipend intended to help defray living costs during the internship period is available for Education interns under the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for Graduate Students. The stipend award is $2,500.

    Application Process and Timeline

    Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply to only one department.

    Applications for the Spring 2019 Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Education Internship will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 3, 2018. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews and all applicants will be notified in January 2019.

    Internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to internships@frick.org as follows:

    Subject Line: “Ayesha Bulchandani Education Internship – Spring 2019”

    Please write a cover letter in the e-mail body that includes the following:

    Your reasons for applying to the Frick’s Education Department, including a statement describing how an internship would inform your career goals and enhance your academic course of study

    Your preferred dates and hours of availability during the spring of 2019

    The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic

    Please attach your résumé, including your current GPA, as a PDF.

    Education Internships


    The Frick Collection

    1 East 70th Street

    New York, NY 10021

    No phone calls please.

    Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 9:22 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Library Coordinator (Multiple Positions) - LaGuardia Wagner Archives
    (October 29, 2018)


    LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

    Reporting to the Art Center Museum Specialist, the Library Coordinator will, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, be responsible for, but is not limited to, the following duties:

    Arrange, describe, and prepare research tools for political papers from New York City Council Members/Queens Local History Collections in a variety of formats;

    Process Archival collections by arranging and creating descriptions of historic collections;

    Research and identify tools to teach students how to interpret primary sources;

    Update, monitor, and maintain content for the LaGuardia Wagner Archives website;

    Coordinate office budget, records, requests for deposits/payments, and maintain accounting record of different accounts;

    Participate in the archives’ bi-annual Disaster Plan Drills which will include evacuating essential records;

    Help support the day-to-day operations of the Wagner Archives.


    Bachelor's Degree required.


    Experience processing complex archival collections.

    Knowledge of archival and basic preservation materials.

    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)


    Assists with Library operations and provides excellent service to Library users.

    Coordinates with faculty, students, and librarians to ensure needed materials are accessible on a timely basis

    Provides general information in the use of library resources and services

    Keeps records of library transactions and generates reports on usage

    Exercises sound judgment in enforcing library policies and procedures

    May perform and/or supervise daily operations of a service unit such as the Reserve Desk

    May assist with digital resource management, acquisitions, and updating Library web pages

    Performs related duties as assigned.


    Assistant to HEO




    Salary commensurate with education and experience.

    CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


    Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

    Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


    November 15, 2018


    CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

    Job Title: Library Coordinator (Multiple Positions) - LaGuardia Wagner Archives

    Job ID: 19467

    Location: LaGuardia Community College

    Full/Part Time: Full-Time

    Regular/Temporary: Regular

    To Apply Please go to https://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/library-coordinator-multiple-positions-laguardia-wagner-archives/19A68B1AFCC247D9A7D15476F0984492/job/

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 9:54 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Internship at the Oskar Diethelm Library
    (October 26, 2018)

    The Oskar Diethelm Library at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City is seeking an intern for the Spring 2019 semester.

    The Oskar Diethelm Library is a special collection devoted to the history of psychiatry. It is part of Weill Cornell Medical College's Institute for the History of Psychiatry. The Library holds some 50,000 items dating from the 15th to the 20th century, in nearly every possible format, including rare books, serials, archives and manuscripts, photographs, prints, sound and video recordings, and other ephemera. Materials relate to psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, mesmerism, spiritualism, phrenology, witchcraft, religion and other topics.

    The main project of this internship will be to assist the librarian in developing an online/physical exhibit of materials from the library. This will include selecting items for exhibit, performing research, creating digital images, writing exhibit labels, and other tasks associated with putting together an exhibit. The library has used the web-publishing platform Omeka for exhibits in the past. Experience with Omeka would be beneficial but not essential.

    This is a good opportunity for a motivated student who wants to be involved with a project from start to finish. The intern will have some say in the planning of the project and how it is carried out. Should be willing to help with other library and archives related tasks as they come up. Other tasks could include processing archival collections, cataloging individual items into PastPerfect collection management system, scanning and creating digital images, assisting with reference requests, or cataloging books.

    Prospective interns should be enrolled in an advanced degree program in Library and Information Science or Archival Administration. Previous experience in library or archives preferred but not required. Reliability, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are essential. The internship will be during normal business hours, at least 8 hours a week preferred, ideally done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The internship is unpaid but can be done for course credit.

    Please see http://psych-history.weill.cornell.edu/osk_die_lib/ to learn more about the library

    To Apply: Please send short cover letter/resume to mas2155@med.cornell.edu

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:38 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Librarian Fellowship Program
    (October 25, 2018)

    NYU recognizes the value of diversity in supporting an intellectually vibrant and inclusive scholarly community. To that end, NYU has created the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to support promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research experience will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU.

    The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

    1) Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2019; or

    2) Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree, including those with an MLS/MLIS within the last three years.)

    Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $42,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

    How to apply:

    Please visit the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54862 and complete your application. APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 13, 2018. Please note that individuals interested in librarian positions (MLS degrees) are not required to submit a mentorship plan developed jointly with a mentor. Mentors will be assigned post acceptance into the Fellowship. For additional information about the program and its FAQs, please visit:


  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:43 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    (October 10, 2018)

    ARCHIVIST - Heritage Services, NYC

    The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division is seeking an archivist for a position in New York City. This full-time Archivist position offers an opportunity to participate in the work and ongoing development of the archives and heritage-related functions of one of Winthrop’s corporate clients.


    As part of the Heritage Services team, the Archivist will:

    accession and process records that are utilized primarily for purposes related to the company’s information, outreach, and heritage development;

    catalog records, capture metadata, and create descriptive finding aids for the archival records;

    support the development, acquisition, and accessibility of digital records by

    organizing and preparing selected archival materials for offsite digitization

    coordinating with the vendor during the digitization process

    ingesting and performing quality control reviews of digitized material;

    conduct image clearance reviews for various uses by

    identifying and reviewing images for and/or with client(s)

    gathering information concerning requested images

    submitting images to Intellectual Property legal team and conferring as necessary during review;

    provide as needed archival reference service for Heritage Center clients;

    write occasional posts for client’s intranet and assist with exhibits and special projects

    collaborate with other members of the Archives staff to apply professional methods and practices that will ensure the goals and objectives of Winthrop’s client are accomplished in an accurate, efficient, and useful way.


    MA or MLIS with a minimum of two years experience in appraisal, processing and cataloging analog and digital records

    Knowledge of archival theory, methodology, and practice

    Accuracy and attention to detail

    Strong writing and editing skills preferred

    Experience in a business or institutional setting

    Orientation toward learning and applying new technologies for storing and managing digital objects

    Familiarity with basic preservation techniques

    Proven ability to work cooperatively with team colleagues and various clients

    Effective communication and problem-solving skills

    Experience providing reference service helpful

    Overall knowledge of American and international history and/or business history useful.


    The Archivist will work on client premises in New York City. No travel is anticipated.


    E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names, titles, and contact information for three references to:

    Sam Markham

    Associate Director & Lead Archivist

    The Winthrop Group, Inc.


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