Librarian I (Archivist) – New Orleans, LA

Librarian I (Archivist for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives)
Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LA
Oversees and coordinates the technical management of archival collections and special collections print materials in the Newcomb Archives. These functions include supervising processing work done by student workers and volunteers, determining workflow schedules for processing collections and cataloging print materials, assisting the Head of Archives and Special Collections with the management of incoming accessions, overseeing the physical storage, intellectual organization, and long-term preservation of collections, and overseeing maintenance of the collections database. The Archivist also initiates and supervises digitization projects to enhance and preserve access to collections and works collaboratively across University departments to facilitate storage of and access to digitized materials. The Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and the staff of NCI to coordinate activities that promote the use and accessibility of collections.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
(Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants but may be considered in the final decision-selection process of candidates interviewed.)

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of archival processing and description standards, such as DACS and EAD
  • Familiarity with current metadata description standards and structural formats, such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL
  • Experience working with an archival content management system, such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, or ArchivesSpace
  • Strong technical and computer skills
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a highly collaborative environment
  • Commitment to facilitating broad access to archival collections
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of related experience


Minimum Education

  • Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management, or an advanced degree in a related field


Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience cataloging print items using a cataloging utility such as OCLC in an integrated library system environment
  • Familiarity with electronic records management issues
  • Familiarity with XSLT, Xquery, or other scripting languages relevant to the modification of descriptive data
  • Knowledge of and interest in women’s history and/or gender and sexuality studies
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