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Texas-Mexico Chapter Fall Meeting, October 18-20, in Houston

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter fall meeting will be held in Houston, Texas, October 18 – 20, 2019! This year’s conference will provide opportunities for chapter members to visit Houston museums and libraries and catch up with fellow TXMX colleagues. The weekend’s tours and activities will be centered in the vibrant and diverse Houston Museum District.

The Chapter is planning a welcome reception where students and new professionals will have an opportunity to forge professional connections.

Registration

Registration is open through October 4th with student rates as low as $30! The Texas-Mexico Chapter hopes to encourage burgeoning art information professionals’ network and growth.
Visit the EventBrite page to register: 2019 Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting EventBrite Registration

For details on accommodations and a preliminary schedule, visit the TXMX Chapter page.

Job Posting: Records Manager at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is seeking an experienced Records Manager to administer the institutional records management policy and to serve on project team addressing preservation of electronic records. To apply see:

http://www.mfah.org/about/careers/

Responsibilities:

– Serve on project team researching the implementation of an institutional electronic records archive under a grant funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
– Assist in applying existing retention schedules to institutional electronic records
– Appraise and propose retention schedules for currently unscheduled records in electronic and paper form
– Research regulatory, statutory and industry requirements
– Revise existing retention schedules as necessary for standardization
– Oversee semi-annual records destructions, off-site storage arrangements and accessioning of records
– Perform record audits and oversee compliance with existing records management program
– Provide semi-monthly orientation sessions for staff
– Assist the Archives Department with imaging projects and research requests

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:


– Thorough knowledge of records management and archival management principles and methodologies required
– Knowledge of electronic records archival systems and OAIS reference model required
– Familiarity with e-mail preservation projects preferred
– Awareness of emerging technologies for electronic search and discovery preferred
– Knowledge of MARC21, EAD, DACS, and current metadata standards used in museums, such as VRACore, CDWA, CCO and Getty vocabularies preferred
– Familiarity with MSSharepoint and MS Access preferred
– Excellent communication and organizational skills
– Ability to work independently, climb ladders and lift up to thirty-five pounds
– Knowledge of art history desirable

Education and Experience:

– Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program required
– Coursework in records management and 1-3 years records management experience required
– Bachelors degree in computer science or business preferred
– Background in law librarianship or experience with Westlaw preferred
– Experience with enterprise archive software highly desirable
– CRM highly desirable
– Experience in museum setting desirable