Head of Special Collections and Senior Archivist, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, UT Austin

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Head of Special Collections and Senior Archivist. This position provides senior leadership for the processing, preserving and making accessible the Benson’s rare book and manuscript collections.

More details at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180529010084

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Melissa Guy at m.guy@austin.utexas.edu.

Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Chief Librarian and Archivist

The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute, housed at Hunter College, whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.

The Centro Library and Archives is responsible for comprehensively collecting, organizing, maintaining and making available primary and secondary sources on the Puerto Rican experience. The Library and Archives shares and supports Centro’s overall mission. The Library collects in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. It is particularly strong in the area of migration and the diasporic experience. The library also acquires materials related to other Latinos in the United States. The Archives’ strengths are principally in the area of social history, but holds important collections that highlight culture and the arts.

The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title overview, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to :

  • Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
  • Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
  • Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
  • Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives’ operational budget
  • Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
  • Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
  • Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
  • Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
  • Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
  • Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
  • Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
  • Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and library and archives research centers
  • Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all
  • In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • MLS and/or MA from accredited school preferred;
  • Training in Library and/or Archives but with knowledge and interest in both areas.
  • S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
  • Eight years or more of relevant experience, including Library /Archives.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Fully conversant with library/archives technology.
  • Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.

  • Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
  • Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
  • Develops and manages Center’s budget and operations
  • Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
  • Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
  • May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
  • Manages professional and clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Center Director

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

The committee will review complete applications on February 8, 2018. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Scholarly Communication Librarian – SUNY Albany

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
  • Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians
  • Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
  • Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
  • Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95323

Application deadline: April 15, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

The University at Albany Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries. Learn more about the UAlbany Libraries at library.albany.edu/.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Processing Archivist for Latin American Manuscripts Collections – Princeton University

Requisition #: D-18-LIB-00024
41014- Rare Books and Special Collections, Library

Position Summary

Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking archival description professional to create, manage, and enhance data for Manuscripts Division collections. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute the majority of the position’s workload, though work in other collection areas may be assigned. Primary duties include
processing and cataloging new acquisitions along with revising legacy finding aid data and catalog records as required by current practices and user needs. Management of audio-visual resources and digital assets is included in the position’s responsibilities. This position will supervise student workers. Archivists participate in committee work relating to policies, workflow, and system development and may contribute to digital humanities projects.

This position is available immediately.  Applications received within 1 month of posting are guaranteed consideration.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their commitment to the Library’s mission and vision, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Essential Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and professional-level experience in a research library or archival setting.
  • Fluent reading knowledge of Spanish, either in connection with modern or contemporary literature, or demonstrated application of the language in a library, archives, or other research setting.
  • Hands-on manuscripts processing experience with collections varying in size and scope.
  • Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures.
  • Application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, and MARC and facility with managing the resulting descriptive data.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and with a diverse group of staff and patrons.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with collection management tools such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, ArchivesSpace, or similar system.
  • Knowledge of procedures for accessioning and describing born-digital materials and audiovisual media, and understanding of related preservation concerns.
  • Understanding of EAC-CPF. Processing experience with handwritten materials.
  • Proficiency with XSLT, XQuery or other such computing tools relevant to the management of archival descriptive data.
  • Experience with bibliographic MARC-format cataloging using RDA, AMREMM, or AACR2.
  • Knowledge of non-English languages that are significant to the position’s scope such as French or Portuguese.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/6081 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.