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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Archivist & Scholary Comm Lib, Maritime Coll (NY)

Position Title: Archivist & Scholarly Communication Librarian
Company Name: Maritime College
Location: Bronx, New York, United States, 10465

About SUNY Maritime College:


SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.


Job Description:


The Archivist and Scholarly Communication Librarian is responsible for managing all of the library's archival collections in both physical and digital formats. The Archivist and Scholarly Communication Librarian will also encourage campus participation in the Institutional Repository and educate the campus community on issues involving Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Fair Use/Copyright. This is a tenure track academic position.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Identify, collect, arrange, and describe college records of enduring value in a variety of formats.
  • Manage and curate Library Special Collections.
  • Promote the use and understanding of the Archives to researchers, students, alumni, college personnel, and the public.
  • Oversee and participate in digitization projects involving archival materials.
  • Grow and develop the Library's Institutional Repository.
  • Assists faculty, staff, and students in curating meaningful digital collections and scholarly content in the Institutional Repository.
  • Bring visibility on campus to current issues in scholarly communication including Open Access and Fair Use.
  • Promote the history of the college through events, exhibits, presentations, and other outreach activities.
  • Pursue grants related to the curation and digitization of the college's Archives and Special Collections.
  • As part of the library faculty team, participate in library education programs (information literacy, reference and information desk, liaison to academic departments, creation of electronic instructional content).
  • As a member of the faculty, serve on various campus-wide committees, SUNY-wide committees and the college governance.
  • As library faculty, makes scholarly contributions to the profession.
  • Other tasks as assigned as relevant to abilities and experience.




Required Experience:


  • MLS or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience arranging and describing archival records in a variety of formats (analog and digital; paper, photographs, video).
  • Extensive coursework or training in archival management, theory, and best practices.
  • Working knowledge of current archival and metadata standards such as DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS.
  • Working knowledge of issues pertaining to scholarly communication and Open Access.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage use of and participation in archival and repository collections.
  • Experience working with both large and small digital collections including creating metadata.
  • Familiarity with both analog and digital preservation.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  • Proven examples of working under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with members of a diverse team.
  • Physical ability to lift boxes weighing 40 pounds and to climb and handle boxes on a mobile ladder.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced degree in another academic discipline
  • Knowledge of current issues and developments in library and archival science in the domain of research data curation and scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of digital library technologies and related accepted best practices.
  • Experience processing born-digital collections (including the filtering of personal, classified, or proprietary information).
  • Proven ability to provide digital preservation services for archival collections (with workflows that include regular refreshing, migration, and/or conversion along with verifying data authenticity).


Additional Information:


Classification/Salary Range:


The Archivist & Scholarly Communication Librarian is a United University Professions position. The anticipated salary range for this position is $47,835 to $52,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package.   Salary will commensurate with experience. Review of application will commence immediately and conclude when position is filled.



Special Notes: This is a full time calendar year appointment UUP position. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.


Internal and external posting to occur simultaneously


Budget Title: Assistant Librarian


Line Item#: 00556


Application Instructions:


Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

- CV/Resume

- Cover letter including salary requirements

- Contact information for three professional references.


Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.



SUNY Maritime College is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer