[Archivesspace_Users_Group] FW: Yale Library Job Opportunity - Archivist (39179BR)

Caldera, Mary mary.caldera at yale.edu
Fri Aug 19 14:13:50 EDT 2016

The following Manuscripts and Archives position is open in the Yale University Library. We seek a strong and diverse pool of candidates. To apply, please visit: http://www.yale.edu/jobs  .

Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives (39179BR)

Under the direction of the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for describing and making accessible manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research. Work with staff in MSSA and across Yale University Library in the creation of quality, standards-based archival metadata and the maximization of its use. Contribute to quality control of metadata operations; maintain documentation on best practices and track developments on standards of all types (descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative) to recommend and design appropriate metadata schema and products for discovery and access. Articulate the business value of archival metadata and data quality. Provide ongoing support of the department's use of ArchivesSpace; serve as an ArchivesSpace super-user. Collaborate across the Library on ArchivesSpace implementation and use. Perform database queries and generate reports. Process and catalog archive and manuscript collections in all formats, including born digital, in accordance with approved plans and departmental procedures, including screening for sensitive material and implementation of necessary preservation procedures. Devise processing plans for collections requiring more than minimum processing. Prepare and update access tools such as finding aids and catalog records for archival and manuscript holdings in accordance with archival and library standards. Perform original and complex metadata creation and editing. Participate in departmental planning; represent the department on a variety of collaborative projects and programs inside and outside the department; seek opportunities for cooperation with other departments or institutions; plan and manage specific library projects. Participate in departmental reference and outreach program through weekly rotations on the reference desk and involvement in primary source instruction. Undertake special projects as assigned. Plan, direct, and review the work of support staff and student assistants. Participate in departmental and library-wide planning and committee activities. Actively contribute to the archival profession.


Mary Caldera,
Head of Arrangement and Description
Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT  06520-8240

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