TITLE: Assistant Archivist
ORGANIZATION: Center for the History of Physics
American Institute of Physics
College Park, MD
REPORTS TO: Archivist/Librarian, Assistant Manager
SALARY: $33,000 - $36,000
START DATE: September 1, 1999
Brief Description of Job Duties
One-year grant funded position to substitute for regular staff member.
Responsible for maintenance and care of the Library's archival holdings,
including accessioning, inventorying, arranging, describing, cataloging, and
providing reference services. May participate in
SGML-EAD work depending on qualifications. Assists with providing general
reference service to library's users.
Assists in maintaining archives by accessioning and inventorying new
collections. Develops plans for processing collections; processes
collections and performs other collection maintenance tasks.
Prepares MARC-AMC catalog records, including subject analysis and indexing
using AACR2, APPM and other standard descriptive conventions. May assist
with application of SGML-EAD.
Serves at reference desk as needed; assists researchers in use of
manuscript materials and all other resources of the library.
Performs a variety of other
Requirements: ALA-accredited M.L.S. with archival training or M.A. in
history with specialization in archives; plus one year of professional
archival experience. Experience with standard archival computer
applications preferred. Knowledge of SGML-EAD a plus. Must be able to lift
40 pound boxes of library materials. Individual must be comfortable in a
small, flexible work environment that puts a premium on team interaction and
personal motivation. Background in science or experience with scientific
records is NOT required.
The American Institute of Physics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are
located within walking distance of the College Park Metro station and are
easily accessible throughout the Washington, DC/Baltimore area.