New Haven, Connecticut
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Internal Number: 79121BR
Preferred Education: Experience supervising archival arrangement and description, including team-processing, in an academic or research library context. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature. Reading proficiency in a non-English language.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience supervising archival arrangement and description, including team-processing, in an academic or research library context. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature. Reading proficiency in a non-English language.
Required Skill/ability 5: 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.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Archivist
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to promote and engage in Yale Library's staff values of access, diversity, and creativity. Proven skill in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections both large and small to varying levels of detail, and in assessing and determining appropriate levels of processing based on research value, condition, and other factors.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Archivist Supervisor
Required Skill/ability 1: A minimum of four years of professional experience.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to apply extensive knowledge of current and emerging archival arrangement descriptive standards and systems (including DACS and authority control standards) to the development of archival descriptive practice.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, and direct staff in accomplishing both individual and collective goals. Ability to train staff at all levels in archival arrangement and description methodologies and tasks. Ability to prioritize effectively among competing demands. 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