2018 -2021 Resident Manuscript Processing Archivist -CT

Approximate date of posting June 20, 2018

Position Resident Processing Archivist Beinecke Library – Manuscript Processing 50570BR

Eligibility Recent graduates w/ 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.

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

Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience processing literary or historical papers. Experience cataloging manuscript materials in MARC format. Experience using ArchivesSpace. Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language.

Location: New Haven, CT

Company/Organization  Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The Beinecke Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library’s web site at: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/.

Schedule/Hours  Full time

Time Frame 3 years from date of hire up to 02-Jul-2021

Compensation: 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

Source: acrl-rig@lists.ala.org  http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/11252728


The Resident Processing Archivist serves as a member of the Manuscript Unit’s accessioning team. Processes and catalogs recent acquisitions to a basic level so that they are discoverable and available for research as soon as possible after acquisition. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Creates collection-level records in MARC format for the library’s online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit’s accessioning and processing procedures for archival collections. Contributes to Yale University Library and University-wide initiatives and is expected to be active professionally.

The Residency is designed for early-career professionals 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 a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, production-oriented unit within a large special collections library with an active collection development program 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.

The Manuscript Unit is a division of the Technical Services Department. The Manuscript Unit supports the Beinecke Library’s robust acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the library’s manuscript collections. The manuscript collections range from ancient papyri and medieval manuscripts to twenty-first century literary archives. In addition to literary and historical manuscripts, formats include photography and artwork, audio and moving image recordings, born-digital files, and music.

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.

Website: https://web.library.yale.edu/mssa

How to Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25053&siteid=5248#jobDetails=1265933_5248

Deadline: Unspecified


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