Responsibilities and Duties:
The Project Archivist will participate in an IMLS-funded project to catalog the Vertebrate Paleontology Archive in order to broaden access to the collection. They will work with AMNH collections and Research Library staff and will assist in the supervision of a team of two student interns. The Project Archivist will be responsible for initiating the verification and updating of existing catalog records, supervising intern work on that task, reviewing and preparing six collections selected for finding aids and creating those aids, and overseeing the student interns in the creation of catalog records for unprocessed material. They will also assist in flagging material in the Archive for future re-housing and conservation efforts. The Project Archivist term runs for 12 months with a possibility of extension. The position is full-time, five days a week. Work on this position can only be performed onsite at the AMNH. Position start date: May 1st, 2021.
Applicants should have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent, with formal training in archival theory and practice, and at least two years professional archival processing experience, preferably in a museum or academic setting. Experience with scientific archives is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate, and implement complex projects; including experience developing successful project and processing plans, setting goals, establishing timelines, and reporting on milestones and outcomes. Demonstrated success in arranging, describing, and processing archival collections, writing finding aids while leveraging legacy arrangement and description.
Proficiency working in archival content management systems, such as Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace with knowledge of archival description standards, including DACS, EAD, EAC.
Familiarity with basic preservation of archival materials, including proper handling, housing, and storage.
Awareness of current developments, trends and emerging technologies in the field of archives and records management.
Comfort taking the initiative in new settings and knowing when to ask adept questions.
Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment.
Experience managing support staff, interns, or volunteers in archive setting.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills including accuracy and a strong attention to detail.
Experience with or interest in digitization projects.
Interested parties should apply online:
Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2021
Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail
**Please Note: Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to respond to email inquires regarding the status of an application; applicants will only be notified if they have been selected for an interview**
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since it’s founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. Additional protections are afforded in employment based on arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, unemployment status, and credit history, in each case to the extent provided by law. If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.
This 8 session series is a timely opportunity for DLIS students to engage with professionals specifically in GLAMS institutions and ask questions about job hunting, the hiring process, and related topics. Registration is a simple web form.
- “Sessions are open to all rare books, special collections, libraries, museums, galleries and archives professionals, students, volunteers, and interested parties.”
- Wednesdays at 3pm ET/2pm CT/12pm PT, beginning Feb. 17
From the advertisement: “The overarching goal for this series is to connect individuals in galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and special collections (GLAMS) with other professionals who can share advice and experiences on different aspects of the job market and hiring practices in a variety of related professions. Sessions within the series will cover self-marketing, the hiring process from the perspective of both a job seeker and an employer, as well as career changes in the fields of special collections librarianship, the book trade, archives and museum libraries, book arts, and teaching.”
Find details and registration here: https://rbms.info/blog/news-events/event-announcement-rbms-jobs-hiring-workshop-series/
Please consider sharing your experience and insights from these sessions with the DLIS Community on Canvas.
Do you know an interesting librarian, archivist, or other information science professional willing to connect with our students? Your guest speaker recommendations are needed.
This semester DLIS launched the monthly Library & Information Industry Speakers Series which virtually hosts MLS/MLIS degreed professionals as guest speakers for our community the last Wednesday of the month during the spring and fall semesters.
We would like to build a roster of potential speakers for the fall 2021 semester and ensuing 2021-2022 academic year.
Of particular interest are folks who can speak to building a career related to our specializations/plans of study: https://soic.iupui.edu/lis/master-library-science/. However, in general speakers in a variety of roles, career stages, and industries are sought. Students want to hear about all career opportunities and potential applications of the MLIS.
- Faculty, alumni – consider your network and please reach out to folks who may be interested in sharing their career path and perspective with our students. Please email me the contact details for confirmed/interested speaker candidates (Lydia Spotts, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Speakers are offered a Wednesday evening time slot (7 pm EST) during a fall/spring semester. The talk is an hour commitment and most guest speakers give a 30-45 minute talk about their path to librarianship/information science, work history, professional advancement, and general advice for those entering the job market. Student questions and dialogue typically fill the time!
Auburn University Libraries invites applications and nominations for Instruction Librarian. We seek a creative, enthusiastic, and user-focused librarian, with a commitment to student learning, to join our Research and Instruction Services Department. Reporting to the Head of Research and Instruction Services, the successful candidate will work with the Instruction Coordinator and departmental faculty to support the Libraries’ information literacy instruction program. Information literacy is a core general education outcome at Auburn University. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.
• Coordinate, promote, and assess the Libraries’ online information literacy instruction program for first- year composition courses
• Coordinate, promote, and assess use of the Libraries’ instructional modules within the university’s learning management system (Canvas).
• Collaborate with faculty to provide information literacy instruction face-to-face and online, both synchronously and asynchronously
• Create online resources that support information literacy instruction
• Serve as liaison to programs on campus that teach and serve first-year students
• Collaborate with the Instruction Coordinator to prioritize and coordinate instruction-related projects and initiatives
• Provide reference services face-to-face and online, for the university community as well as members of the public
• Master’s of Library and Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program at the time employment begins
• Commitment to developing the information literacy skills of first-year college students
• Knowledge of information literacy instruction best practices as determined by the profession
• Knowledge and familiarity with the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
• Familiarity with content creation tools used for the development of online instructional resources
• Willingness to engage in ongoing professional development in order to meet changing user needs
• Effective interpersonal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to independently initiate, manage, and complete projects, as well as to contribute collegially and productively in a team environment
• Dedication to inclusive learning environments
• Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty
• Instructional experience grounded in the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
• Experience managing instructional resources within a learning management system
• Experience conducting information literacy assessment
• Participation in campus-wide information literacy initiatives
• Dedication to providing a user experience that exceeds expectations
• Record of professional and scholarly research activity
SALARY / BENEFITS: Starting salary of $56,410 for an Assistant Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Application review process begins March 1, 2021 and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Toni Carter at email@example.com.
To apply, visit: http://www.auemployment.com/postings/20908
Auburn University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Hathi Trust, and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). The Libraries’ strategic plan is available at: XXXXX. Auburn University’s strategic plan may be found at: http://ocm.auburn.edu/strategic_plan/2019/ausp2019-2024.pdf.
Auburn University, a Carnegie R1 institution, is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant universities. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities and beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.