Assistant Archivist and Rare Books Librarian

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Department: Library
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: Senior Assistant Librarian, NSN3
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Physician, Faculty & Librarians

Job Summary: Catalogs and maintains appropriate records for the archival, museum and rare books holding. Processes archival collections according to accepted arrangement and description practices while maintaining current and accurate donor, accession and collection records to ensure legal compliance. Actively markets and maximizes the visibility of the Archives and Special Collections department through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. The Assistant Archivist leads digitization projects for the department, including updates to the NYHeritage platform using ContentDM. The Archivist enhances access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; responds to reference requests from scholars and the Upstate community and assists with primary source research; and conducts tours of the collections; collaborates with and supports departments engaged in fund-raising activities.The Archivist prepares reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications, and identifies and prepares applications for external funding in support of exhibits, programming, and digitization projects. This tenure track position requires participation in scholarly, professional, and service activities; and work with Upstate campus organizations. 
Minimum Qualifications:

ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences, History (Archives emphasis), Museum Studies, or commensurate degree with relevant experience; evidence of project leadership; in-depth knowledge of digitization, restoration and preservation of historical collections; web based content development & development of internet based collection access tools; ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in a complex and rapidly changing environment; proven evidence of supporting teamwork; commitment to a service-oriented library; and an understanding of technology as it pertains to archives and special collections. *Candidates may be considered at a different title/rank and salary based on qualifications. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library; experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, METS, and ArchivesSpace.  

Work Days:

Monday-Friday, Days, some weekends and holidays required. 

Message to Applicants:  
Recruitment  Office: Human Resources


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability.

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