LOS GATOS, California
Ithaca, New York
Los Gatos, California
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience. Experience with procedures and systems for accessioning manuscript and archival materials. Experience processing and/ or cataloging literary or historical manuscripts and archival collections. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature. Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Archivist
Required Skill/ability 3:
Strong knowledge of American or modern European literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Accessioning Archivist
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to apply extensive knowledge of current and emerging archival accessioning and descriptive standards and systems (including DACS and authority control standards) to the development of accessioning practices.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to solve problems collaboratively and creatively.
1. 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. 2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 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