The Northeastern region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
The Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services (TSA) works at the Princeton University Library's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, part of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. It houses a major collection of 20th-century public policy papers and the Princeton University Archives (about 45,000 lf total). Over 5,000 researchers visit or write the Library annually, requesting over 8,000 containers. For more information,
The primary responsibility is to manage technical services operations of the library and reports to the University Archivist and the RBSC Technical Services Head. Overseeing two professionals and one support staff, the focus is on efficient, creative processing using current standards and procedures.
The TSA also helps manage the Library's finding aid site, cataloging, data management activities, and digitization projects. The position requires fluency with databases, web technologies, and computing tools in addition to familiarity with standard bibliographic control conventions e.g. DACS, EAD and MARC.
The TSA is part of Mudd's four-person management team and part of the reference rotation, working closely with the Public Services Archivist, as both are responsible for the daily operations of the Library, and each helps establish priorities, policies, and procedures for the building and staff (and participates in department and system-wide library activities). This person also participates in the management of the Department's Technical Services Division along with other team leaders.
- Three to five years of progressively responsible archival experience with emphasis on appraising and processing large archival collections and producing finding aids
- Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures, along with flexibility and adaptability in the context of conceptual and technological change
- Advanced proficiency with standards for archival description such as DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
- Knowledge and awareness of current trends in digitization and of metadata formats such as MODS and METS
- Advanced computer skills, including database literacy and web-related knowledge
- Strong organizational abilities and excellent writing and editing skills
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or advanced degree in an allied discipline
- Supervisory experience
- Experience with electronic records accessioning, description, and preservation, including born digital materials
- Knowledge of XSLT, XQuery or other scripting languages relevant to descriptive data
- Experience with collection management tools, e.g. the Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace
- Knowledge of 20th-century American history
Working environment/Description of institution: The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
Salary and benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Deadline for applying: Open until Filled.
Application instructions: Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Science Data Librarian, Penn State University Libraries
University Park, PA
Metadata Systems Specialist, NYU, Division of Libraries
New York City, NY
Serve as technical lead for NYU's integrated library system (ILS), including software maintenance, table maintenance, trouble-shooting, and system upgrades. Provide documentation and training to colleagues who have ILS-related responsibilities. Stay abreast of developments in library technologies and support services. Facilitate discussion and coordinate action plans for software upgrades, bug reports, enhancement requests, etc. Participate in strategic initiatives to implement emerging technologies that support scholarly resource discovery and access.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, library science or similar field. 3 years' related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience with XML and XSLT, experience working in Linux/Unix server environments, and experience performing data analysis on a variety of data formats. Experience working in Linux/Unix server environments, writing scripts in bash, Python, Perl, PHP, or Ruby. Knowledge of database architecture and SQL. Excellent analytical, customer service, and communication skills. Knowledge of metadata standards, and experience in data analysis and manipulation on a variety of data formats. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and establish appropriate priorities. Ability to work productively on cross-departmental teams. Demonstrated ability to document workflows and teach others.
Experience working in a library, particularly an academic or research library. Experience with one or more of the suite of Ex Libris products (especially Aleph). Knowledge of cataloging standards, MARC, XML, and XSLT. Experience working with git source code management system. Knowledge of metadata technology protocols such as OpenURL, OAI-PMH, Z39.5-, SRU/W. Experience with Lucene, Solr, Blacklight, and/or Hydra.
Working environment/Description of institution: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go tohttp://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf Salary and benefits: commensurate with experience
Deadline for applying: Open until filled
Application instructions: Please submit your resume and cover letter Apply to/Contact person:
URL for further information: http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59236
Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services #12153, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
For more information visit: http://www.bc.edu/bcjobs