1. Assumes a variety of responsibilities related to Special Collections/Restricted materials in all formats (including born-digital). This includes selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, access, outreach, and security. 2. Manages all aspects of ALSC archival processing in paper or electronic format, including: accessioning, arrangement and description, and preservation and rehousing. 3. Improves accessibility to archival collections by preparing and publishing EAD encoded finding aids. Creates collection level records and assists other staff in preparing such records for inclusion in the online library catalog. 4. Oversees ALSC collections management, particularly stacks maintenance and LSF processing. 5. Serves as the primary selector for the Yale Bookplate Collection and participates in ALSC collection development, including: research and selection, dealer and donor relations, and acquisitions negotiations across a broad range of materials relating to the visual arts, design, and the dramatic arts. 6. Collaborates to deliver instructional sessions and reference support in the use of Arts Library special collections by the Yale community and the broader public. Collaborates with other librarians, archivists, and faculty to integrate ALSC materials into courses. 7. Assists in the creation and maintenance of online research guides and other support tools. 8. Participates in the creation of Arts Library exhibition, outreach and instruction programs, and events. This includes the Bibliographical Press and working with other campus partners to draw new and diverse audiences to the Arts Library and the Press. 9. Assists with reading room operations that includes patron requests; reference services to patrons in person, by telephone, and via email; reproduction requests; compliance with security procedures; training library staff, student assistants, and interns. 10. Creates documentation to support training and excellent customer service. 11. Collaborates with Arts Librarians to manage current and future special collections digitization efforts. 12. Participates in setting priorities, planning workflows, recommending changes to procedures and policies; resolves problems, interprets policies, generates statistics and reports, carries out projects. 13. Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and engages in professional development outside the library. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. 14. Assists, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts. 15. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture or a closely related field.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture or a closely related field.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
Posting Position Title: Archivist, Arts Library Special Collections
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Archivist for Arts Library Special Collections
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated proficiency in archival appraisal, arrangement and description practices and standards and demonstrated knowledge of the issues related to the acquisition of born-digital materials.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability providing public services for special collections.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems, and familiarity with tools that create EAD finding aids and platforms such as ArchivesSpace.
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate degree in the visual arts, art history, design, or a closely-related field. 2. A minimum of two year's professional experience in an academic or museum library, with formal training in archival theory and practice. 3. Experience processing manuscript and archival collections. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 5. Demonstrated experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and special collections. 6. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 7. Experience with providing research support, instruction, and public services for special collections. 8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional customer service to a diverse clientele.
Internal Number: 53789BR
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