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Friday, August 19, 2011

F/T - Archivist - NYU Health Sciences Libraries

The NYU Health Sciences Libraries seeks a creative and resourceful individual for the position of  Archivist. The Archivist is responsible for all aspects of archival management under the auspices of the NYU Health Sciences Libraries.
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Review of applications will begin September 6, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Serves as unit head of the Archives
  • Manages the evaluation, organization, and processing of new and existing archival materials
  • Manages the preparation, development, and online publication of EAD finding aids using the Archivists’ Toolkit
  • Determines the preservation needs of both the archives and the general library collection
  • Plays a role in digital preservation including conversion of obsolete formats, migration of legacy data and working with the Digital Projects Librarian to develop a digital preservation plan
  • Provides reference and research assistance in support of historical and institutional research
  • Works with other units both in the library and the medical center to coordinate the best use of technology to promote access to the archives
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with fellow staff, faculty, and hospital officials, with a focus on working with development and public affairs, as well as school alumni and their families
  • Creates exhibits and contributes to local publications, as needed
  • Manages digitization projects including selecting work for digitization, overseeing the digitization process, utilizing current best practice standards, and working closely with systems librarians to create online exhibits
  • Contributes to the hiring process and supervises student interns and part-time staff in the Archives
Position Type:Full Time
Position Level:Faculty
Position Reports To:Director, NYU Health Sciences Libraries and Division of Knowledge Informatics
Location:New York, NY
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Travel Required:0% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:1-Nov-11

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in archival management, or equivalent, and/or master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Mastery of archival theory and practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in digital archiving, including metadata standards
  • Demonstrated experience with digital imaging software
  • Knowledge of current preservation techniques and methodologies
  • Experience working in an academic archives environment
  • Certification in archival management by a national archives organization
  • Experience with the Archivists’ Toolkit
  • Knowledge of EAD and other metadata standards
  • Grant proposal writing and preparation
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience working in a health sciences environment
  • Project management and supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well individually and in a team setting
  • Proficiency in computer applications, along with enthusiasm for learning new technologies and technical skills that can advance the operation and mission of the Archives
Education Required:MLS or equivalent required