Position Available: Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian

Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian 

Purpose:  The Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian provides leadership in activities pertaining to use of historical materials, exhibits and historical lectures, maintenance of archives, and digitization and preservation in the Health Sciences Library. The Archivist has overall responsibility for the administration and management of the institutional documents and photos that are maintained by the university and providing reference and research service to the university community on the use of archival materials. This position reports directly to the Library Director.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develops priorities and policies regarding the organization and use of the historical collections and archives;
  • Provides services and instruction appropriate to current and potential users of the university’s historical collections;
  • Digitizes content for inclusion in the university’s institutional repository;
  • Provides leadership in digitization activities of the library;
  • Creates special projects for student workers;
  • Promotes the use of the historical collections and archives;
  • Contributes to development and fundraising activities of the Library including identifying and cultivating funding opportunities and grant writing;
  • Coordinates and prepares exhibits and lectures and chairs the Library’s exhibit committee;
  • Submits quarterly and annual reports of activities;
  • Participates in scholarly and professional activities;
  • Participates on various library and university committees as assigned.

Required: 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school or Masters in Archives or History or a related field;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, and demonstrated written and spoken communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently in a self-motivated manner and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and services in support of archives and special collections functions;
  • Skills in problem identification, analysis and resolution;
  • Interest in the history of medicine and medical education.

Desired:

  • Certified Archivist and/or Digital Archives Specialist training or certification from the Society of American Archivists;
  • Experience with university archives;
  • Graphical skills;
  • Teaching experience.

Reports to: Director, Health Sciences Library   

Send resume with cover letter indicating position of interest to: Alicia Parrish, Employment Manager, Human Resources Department at Recruiter@nymc.edu or HR fax 914-594-4309. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews. New York Medical College is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. New York Medical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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