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Monday, June 28, 2010

F/T - Project Archivist - Columbia University

Project Archivist
Columbia University

Summary Description:

The Burke Library at the Union Theological Seminary (Columbia
) seeks an experienced Archivist to process the New York
Theological Seminary
(NYTS) Archives, the Lindquist Collection of
Native American Photographs, and related collections at the Burke
Theological Library. Working under the Burke Library Director, the
archivist will be responsible for arranging, describing, and
preserving these archival collections. The archivist will be
responsible for the physical processing of part of the NYTS Archives,
and the Lindquist Native American photographs to professional
standards of arrangement and description in coordination with the
Union Theological Seminary archivist, graduate student interns, other
colleagues, and assistants. Additional duties include providing
reference and reader services for the NYTS and other archival
collections at the Burke Library, developing online exhibitions and
other outreach resources related to the NYTS archives, answering
reference inquiries, and providing research assistance. The incumbent
will supervise students as needed. The Burke Library, one of the
largest theological libraries in the world, contains rich collections
for theological study and research. With holdings of over 700,000
items, the Library is recognized as one of the premier libraries in
its field, and includes extensive holdings of unique and special
materials. The mission of The Burke Library is to identify, acquire,
organize, provide access to, interpret, and preserve information in
the field of theology and contextually related areas of study. The
Library supports the specific instructional and research needs of
Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary, and New York
Theological Seminary, providing resources for the broader scholarly
in theology and related disciplines. Priority consideration
will be given to applicants who apply by July 2, 2010. Schedule: 30
hours/ week. This is an eleven-month temporary position, with possible
extension. This position is not benefits eligible.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS with formal course work in
archives administration or an MA in archival management, and two years
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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