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>Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:37:26 -0400
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>Subject: Job Announcement - Processing Archivist / EAD Coordinator - Beinecke
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>Processing Archivist / EAD Coordinator
>Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
>Yale University
>Rank: Librarian II or III ( Salary: LII min. $47,100; LIII min. $51,200)
>
>THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
>
>The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and
>research at the University, has more than 11 million volumes housed in the
>Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and departmental 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. For additional information on the Yale University Library,
>please visit the Library's Web site at
><http://www.library.yale.edu/>http://www.library.yale.edu/.
>
>BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
>
>The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives,
>early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke collections are
>internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world.
>In addition to its distinguished general collections, the Beinecke Library
>houses outstanding special collections devoted to American literature,
>German literature, Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection, noted for
>its British literary and historical manuscripts. For further information
>about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at:
><http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke>http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.
>
>The Manuscript Unit is the technical services unit responsible for
>accessioning, processing, cataloging, and conservation and preservation of
>the Beinecke's manuscript, archival and non-print collections, including
>literary and historical manuscripts, photographs, works of art on paper,
>audio recordings, moving image formats, and electronic files. The staff
>consists of the Unit Head, an Assistant Head, 6 FTE Processing Archivists,
>a Catalog Librarian for Digital Projects, 3 FTE Clerical and Technical
>Assistants, student assistants, and special project personnel. The
>Manuscript Unit was a principal early implementer of EAD at Yale and
>nationally, and remains a major contributor of encoded finding aids to the
><http://webtext.library.yale.edu/>Yale Finding Aid Database. The unit
>supports the library's ambitious agenda for effective bibliographic
>control and online access locally and via the Internet to information
>about the library's extensive and diverse holdings, and increasingly to
>digital surrogates of material in the collections.
>
>RESPONSIBILITIES
>
>Under the supervision of the Manuscript Unit Head, the archivist processes
>and catalogs small to medium size archives and collections in the fields
>of American and modern European history, literature, and the humanities,
>from the 18th through the 21st century, and prepares associated electronic
>finding aids and MARC records.
>
>The archivist also oversees the library's application of Encoded Archival
>Description (EAD) and related standards and is responsible for maintaining
>the library's programs and automated routines for creating and encoding
>finding aids.  In the near term, this will include working closely with
>Manuscript Unit staff, systems staff, outside consultants, and others, as
>appropriate, to identify or design an appropriate new platform for these
>programs, which currently run in a DOS-based, text editor environment.
>Creates and maintains appropriate documentation.
>
>In addition, the archivist is responsible for ensuring that the Beinecke
>Library remains current with evolving standards for online access to
>archival finding aids, in collaboration with other departments in the Yale
>Library, and maintains the Beinecke's leadership role in EAD development
>and related issues in the profession at large.
>
>Undertakes special projects as assigned. Plans, directs, and reviews the
>work of student assistants. Participates in library-wide planning and
>committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.
>
>QUALIFICATIONS
>
>Required:
>
>MLS or equivalent ALA-accredited degree, with formal training in archival
>theory and practice. For appointment at the Librarian II level, minimum of
>two years professional library experience and demonstrated professional
>accomplishments.  Appointment at the Librarian III level requires a
>minimum of five years relevant professional library experience and
>professional accomplishments.
>
>Strong knowledge of American or modern European history or literature, and
>broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic
>degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.
>
>Experience processing and cataloging manuscript and archival collections;
>experience creating and maintaining archival finding aids online,
>including EAD encoding. Strong working knowledge of HTML and XML,
>including experience writing and maintaining XSL style sheets. Familiarity
>with the MARC format, LCSH, AACR2, Hensen's APPM, or other LC cataloging
>standards. Familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards
>for archival and manuscript collections.  Experience creating and/or
>maintaining documentation of policies and procedures.
>
>Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
>writing. Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to
>detail. Evidence of a creative and flexible approach to introducing or
>utilizing online tools and methods to enhance access to archives or
>special collections. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in
>a production-oriented, team environment.
>Offer is contingent upon successfully completing a background check.
>
>Preferred:
>
>Experience successfully implementing EAD in an archival or special
>collections context.
>Fluency in scripting languages as they apply to improving work flow and
>data processing in a library or archival setting.
>Experience coordinating the implementation of workstation applications in
>a library or archival setting.
>Experience creating technical documentation.
>Graduate level training in American or European history or literature.
>Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.
>
>SALARY AND BENEFITS
>
>Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's
>qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including 22 vacation
>days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care;
>TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications
>received by November 12, 2004 will be given first consideration.
>Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three
>references should be mailed to: Diane Y. Turner, Associate University
>Librarian for Human Resources, Staff Training & Security; Yale University
>Library; P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520; fax: (203) 432-1806.
>Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word
>attachment to <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] Please be
>sure to include Source Code EAYU9015
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>
>
>Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



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Ellen Doon
Assistant Head, Manuscript Unit
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (203) 432-8114
Fax: (203) 432-4047