Job Posting: Technical Services Librarian and Archivist, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft Worth, TX

On a full-time basis the Technical Services Librarian and Archivist manages the technical operations of the library and archives and coordinates these functions within the context of other museum research systems and services. Chief duties include traditional cataloging of library print and digital materials, creation and management of digital collections, and planning and management of digital systems that store and/or provide access to the library’s and archives’ research assets.

Responsibilities

· Perform original and copy cataloging of print and digital resources according to national standards; create and maintain documentation of cataloging procedures.
· Maintain controlled vocabularies and contribute original authority records through the Art NACO program.
· Work with Digital Engagement staff to formulate and apply policies, procedures, and best practices for the production, management, description, access, and preservation of library and archives digital content, including metadata, technical workflows, and quality control components; assist with coordinating library and archives digital assets with other museum digital collections.
· Manage metadata assets across library and archives print and digital collections; harmonize metadata application with other museum research resources.
· Manage the library’s resource sharing program (interlibrary loan).
· Serve as the representative to the Cultural District Library Consortium in technical matters related to systems hosted at a nearby university.
· Work with Digital Engagement, IT, and Publications staff to facilitate the sharing and discovery of the library’s and archives’ print and digital collections through the museum’s website and other distribution and discovery platforms.
· Assist with specifying and managing digital library software.
· Assist archivist with administering and providing access to institutional digital records; work with archivist to develop sound preservation policies and procedures for insuring the longevity of digital institutional records.
· Assist archivist with managing the digitization of special collection material.
· Assist with the preservation of library and archives collections.
· Assist with gathering and reporting library statistics, including collecting system-generated statistics and providing management and statistical reports on systems operations.
· Manage the physical processing of library materials, including spine label and jacket application.
· Manage periodical electronic check in and binding program.
· Manage library sales program.
· Manage and maintain library and archives storage systems, including inventory control.
· Assist with the development and maintenance of library and archives specialized databases, such as those related to ephemera, microform, acquisitions, and gift collection.
· Assist library and archives patrons by performing reference work; serve at the reading room reference desk.
· Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervision is provided over volunteers, interns, and practicum students, when applicable.

Skills and Requirements

· Proficiency with and experience applying cataloging standards: chiefly RDA, but also AACR2 and pre-AACR codes; familiarity with RDA authority record creation; facility using MARC.
· Strong technology skills, including familiarity with OCLC Connexion, integrated library system software (Ex Libris Aleph preferred), digital library systems, database systems, digital repository software, cloud-based systems, and digitization/imaging technologies.
· Familiarity with web application principles and associated technologies.
· Knowledge of metadata schemas related to digital library and archival material.
· Knowledge of digital archival and records management principles, practices, and systems.
· Knowledge of preservation standards and methodologies for both print and digital resources.
· Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical users.
· Familiarity with standard archival practices.
· Demonstrated project management experience.
· Experience creating and manipulating library metadata, and knowledge of tools and procedures for data transformation and migration.
· Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds; ability to climb ladders.

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Compulsory ability to work accurately and efficiently; must be detailed oriented; adept analytical thinker and problem solver.
· Ability to work efficiently on concurrent projects.
· Ability to work harmoniously with staff across multiple museum departments.
· Commitment to following emerging trends in digital technologies as they apply to library and archives research collections, including the evaluation and application of current and emerging metadata standards.
· Demonstrated commitment to public service and willingness to provide reference service to the public.
· Interest in American art, photography, and U.S. history.

Qualifications/Education

· MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited library school, preferably with an emphasis on digital library and archival/special collections.
· Minimum two years working in digital library environment, traditional library technical services environment, or archives environment.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, and 3 references should be submitted to human.resources@cartermuseum.org or to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
EEOC. (No walk-ins). The Carter Museum campus is smoke-free.

More information: http://www.cartermuseum.org/jobs/technical-services-librarian-and-archivist

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