Some of you may have seen this posting on the Archives listserv, but I
did want to make sure that all interested candidates for this position
would see it, so please forgive the double-posting if you've already seen
SYSTEMS AND DIGITAL RESOURCES ARCHIVIST
Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Normal Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00
p.m. 37.5 hours per week
Minimum Rank: Librarian II
THE UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARY
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching
and research at the University, has more than 10 million volumes housed
in the Sterling Memorial Library and over 20 school and department
libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600
FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty
and students, participate on committees and are involved in other areas
of staff development. A full spectrum of library resources, from
rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic
resources, constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths. The Library
is engaged in numerous ambitious projects such as the renovation of the
main library building, the complete conversion of the Library's catalog,
and various automation projects, which include network access to
scholarly information and digital preservation.
Reporting to the Director, Manuscripts and Archives, the incumbent of
this position will be responsible for the planning, design,
implementation, and maintenance of the department's automated management
and descriptive systems, and of systems for the creation, maintenance,
and delivery of original and surrogate digital resources. The
incumbent will provide technical leadership and support to the Archives
300 project in the design and implementation of an integrated system for
the delivery of information on Yale history and archival materials as
well as in the development of standard record structures and systems for
the recording and retrieval of Yale historical and biographical
information. The incumbent will also plan and supervise user and
systems support activities for the department.
Success in this position will be measured by the degree to which systems
and digital resources are deployed in a timely fashion and are reliable,
efficient, intuitive, and sustainable.
Coordinates systems and digital resources planning in Manuscripts and
Archives taking into account professional and industry trends and
projections as well as university, library, and departmental plans. Keeps
abreast of professional and technological developments affecting the
department's automated systems and digital resources and recommends
upgrades, software and equipment purchases, and migration strategies,
consistent with university and library objectives and policies.
Communicates and coordinates systems and digital resources plans with
appropriate professional, university, and library groups through reports,
service on committees, and active professional contacts. Serves as
technical liaison with the Library Systems Office and the university's
Information Technology Services department for systems, electronic
records, data warehousing, and related issues. Develops resources needed
to advance priority systems and digital resources programs and projects
in Manuscripts and Archives through internal budget and resource planning
and grant and development proposals. Provides technical and project
management leadership and coordination for systems and digital resources
development, implementation, and maintenance projects. Coordinates and
provides technical leadership for the development, implementation, and
maintenance of systems to support management of and research access to
the Yale University Archives, ensuring the effective integration of
historical and contextual information, record descriptions, electronic
records, and digital surrogates of the holdings of the Archives. Directs
the department's systems and user support activities to ensure that
systems and applications are reliable and that staff are fully trained in
their use. Coordinates the use of library and other external
systems. Supervises systems and user support staff. Recommends the
selection and coordinates the work of outside vendors hired for systems
and digital resources projects. Participates in departmental strategic
and action planning and in the formulation of departmental policies and
procedures by assembling information, drafting policy and procedure
memoranda, and making recommendations on proposed policies and
procedures. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing
requirements, and equipment and supply needs. Participates in library
planning activities and is active professionally.
Manuscripts and Archives is aggressively committed to the utilization of
appropriate digital technologies for the management,
discovery, and delivery of its holdings and services to the Yale and
scholarly communities. The department is also strongly committed to
the development and implementation of accepted professional and industry
standards in these technologies and to the integration of its systems and
digital resources with similar resources at Yale and other educational
and research institutions.
M.A. degree in history, computer science, or related discipline
and/or ALA accredited M.L.S.
Formal archival and records management, library science, computer
science, or related training or education.
Two years experience in an archival, records management, library, or
similar environment with increasing responsibility for systems
development, implementation, or maintenance.
Familiarity with professional standards for management and descriptive
information in archives and libraries, including MARC, AACR2, APPM, and
Experience with encoded text applications (XML, SGML and HTML) in an
archival or other academic or research setting.
Experience with relational database systems, preferably SQL Server or
Experience with delivering content in web-based applications.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting with
administrative, professional, and support staff.
Preferred: Experience with developing or administering programs for the
support and training of computer users.
Experience with planning and selecting automated systems.
Programming experience, preferably with Visual Basic or Perl.
Professional archival, library, or systems experience in an academic or
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive salary and full benefits package available. Please
submit a letter of application, resume and the names of three references
to Diane Y. Turner, Director, Library Human Resources, P.O. Box 208240,
New Haven, CT 06520-8240, Source Code EAYU8458. Application
deadline is March 31, 2000; applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
Yale University is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.