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Resident Archivist For Yale Special Collections

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Yale University New Haven , CT 06501

Posted 2 months ago

Essential Duties
1.Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach. 2. Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities. 3. Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned. 4. Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts. 5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
1.Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

Yale University Library invites recent graduates to our three-year Resident Archivist for Yale Special Collections position. The position is sponsored by the University Librarian and is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

The Resident Archivist for Yale Special Collections, under the supervision the Head Arrangement and Description, Manuscripts and Archives, and with guidance from the Special Collections Steering Committee, is primarily responsible for completing archival description and collections management projects for several special collections units, including Arts, Divinity, Music, and Medical, in the Yale University Library. The Resident Archivist will work with the individual units to determine project goals and outcomes; develop project plans and documentation; implement work plans, collaborate with additional departments and staff in the Library as appropriate based on project needs; and may train and supervise student assistants.

The Residency is designed for recent graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic archives and special collections and acquire core competencies and skills in archival technical services. The program allows the Resident Archivist the unique opportunity to work with several special collections units, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment.

A flexible program will be developed to balance the Resident's individual goals and interests with the Library's needs. In addition, the Resident's professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, professional development opportunities, and participation on library committees.

Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.


Preferred Education, Experience and

Skills:

Education or experience arranging or describing manuscript/and or archival collections.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.



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Resident Archivist For Yale Special Collections

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