Job Posting: Digital Assets Librarian, Hillwood Estate, Washington DC

Job Summary: Working within the Collections Division, the Digital Assets Librarian will develop, implement and sustain an institution-wide digital strategy; initiate and carry out the preservation of born-digital and digitized assets (built in a primarily Microsoft environment) of the organization; and provide critical expertise to support the growth of the digital collections and archives. The Digital Assets Librarian will be responsible for the research, planning, execution and management of all digital asset management and preservation activities, including outreach and training initiatives to support and promote internal and external awareness, understanding, and use  of Hillwood digital collections.

Key Job Elements:

  • Establish processes and procedures for the selection, intake, long-term preservation of and access to all of the institutions’ digital content.
  • Lead the ongoing assessment of digital resources; and develop an engaged and collaborative community for building digital collections and archives.
  • Act as Project Manager in the development of a digitization program.
  • Manage departmental budget.
  • Establish institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections.
  • Manage and coordinate the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of future digital projects, associated databases, and born digital records.
  • Manage the current integrated library system (Koha), digital asset management system (Piction), and digital repository (Preservica).
  • Manage and maintain Hillwood’s digital partnerships with the Google Art Project, Artsy, and Archive-It; identify and pursue additional means of digital outreach on behalf of Hillwood’s digital collections.
  • Establish digitization and metadata workflows for all digital resources in a variety of formats.
  • Work with staff and vendors to develop a digital repository for assets, participate in collections development, assessments, and acquisition.
  • Develop processes for accessioning and preserving digital material including, but not limited to, historic photographs and documents, email, social media, webpages, and other institutional electronic assets, in current and legacy formats.
  • Determine digital project staffing needs. Hire, train, and supervise project interns, volunteers and/or staff.
  • Lead program planning efforts, collaborative grant writing digital program initiatives, and identification of additional funding sources.
  • Process and coordinate external and internal rights and reproductions requests.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to Head of Archives & Special Collections
  • Cultivates and interacts with a diverse range of staff including senior managers, curators, horticulturists, the exhibitions department, registrar, photographers, research staff, technologists, librarians, and external partners to ensure long-term access to both born-digital and digital content created in house.

Requirements:

Knowledge 

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent combination of education.
  • Significant relevant experience in developing, preserving, and managing digital collections in a library and/or archives environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital resource management standards and best practices for digital capture, scanning, metadata creation, description, access, storage and preservation, and software and copyright laws.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to access and utilize integrated library systems (Koha preferred), digital asset management systems (Piction preferred), and digital preservation repositories (Preservica preferred)
  • Reading and writing proficiency consistent with noted educational requirement;
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation

More information and application: http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/node/794

Job Posting: Archivist/Librarian, Hillwood Estate, Washington DC

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Head of Archives & Special Collections, the Archivist/Librarian has primary responsibility for all aspects of the Hillwood archives, records management program, and some library services. Major responsibilities include: the maintaining and updating archives and records management policies (including record retention schedules and procedures), the processing of archival collections, the creation and maintenance of databases, finding aids, and other tools facilitating discovery of, and access to, the holdings of the archives and library, and providing outreach and public and internal reference services to a wide variety of users.

Key Job Elements: 

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for users of the library, archives and records management program
  • Accession, appraise, process, describe, and preserve archival material, including electronic records, according to SAA and NARA standards and best practices
  • Oversee and maintain the archives (ArchivesSpace) and library (Koha) systems and other tools to create online finding aids and points of access to the archives and library
  • Implement Preservica in coordination with the Digital Assets Librarian
  • Manage Hillwood’s records management program
  • Maintain and update record retention schedules to institutional records that are in compliance with record keeping rules and regulations
  • Oversee the semi-annual transfer and destruction of institutional records
  • Manage day-to-day library activities of its book, periodicals and auction catalogue collections
  • Train and oversee library and archives volunteers and interns
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Special Collections apply proper preservation and conservation techniques to the collections
  • Provide outreach, reference, and research services to staff and external users, including image requests for publications, exhibitions, programming, publicity, etc.
  • Digitize library, archives, and art collection materials according to best practices
  • Upload and manage digitized images in Hillwood’s digital asset management system, Piction
  • Process and acknowledge library and archives gifts and interlibrary loan requests
  • Coordinate photo shoots to capture object and exhibition photography
  • Carry out other duties as assigned including assistance with special projects as needed
  • Organizational Relationships
  • Reports to Head of Archives and Special Collections
  • Cultivates and interacts with a diverse range of staff and visitors.

Requirements: 

Knowledge 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, with a specialization in Archives and/or Records Management preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years related experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of archival and records management principles and practices as well as library services procedures.
  • Experience with resources and database searching in the field of art, art history, and bibliography.

Skills and Abilities

  • Process and describe archival collections and material.
  • Understand and apply the principles of records management and library science.
  • Must be able to work collegially and independently of intensive supervision and possess excellent customer service and human interaction skills.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies and procedures.
  • Access and employ job related computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office) at an effective proficiency level.
  • Reading and writing proficiency consistent with noted educational requirement.
  • Some foreign language skills (French or Russian) are desirable.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, Koha, Photoshop, Preservica, or Piction is a plus.

More information and application: http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/node/793

Job Posting: Library Technician (Art & History), Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington DC

Job Title:  Library Technician (Art & History)
Agency:  Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:  16R-SB-301389-DEU-SIL

SALARY RANGE: $39,311.00 to $51,102.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, February 5, 2016 to Friday, February 19, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1411-06
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent – Federal
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 08
DUTY LOCATIONS: FEW vacancies – Washington DC, DC   View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #16R-SB-301389-MPA-SIL
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust – Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located within the Research Services, Circulation and Interlibrary Loan branch of the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL). The employee provides basic reference and bibliographic services for Smithsonian Institution curatorial and administrative staff and visiting researchers using art-specific databases and reference materials.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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  • Assists in the day-to-day management of the collections; shelves and or supervises shelving of materials; maintains microform files; applies working knowledge of collections by giving input toward collection development.
  • Prepares serials and monographs for binding, ensuring that appropriate pieces are available and included, and that materials are properly labeled.
  • Provides basic reference and bibliographic services for Smithsonian Institution curatorial and administrative staff and visiting researchers.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as; providing reference assistance in a research environment, searching bibliographic databases in the field of art and art history, providing interlibrary loan services, circulation duties, and collection development in a library or a museum complex setting.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of standard library operating procedures, policies and rules, and library collection.
  • Knowledge of Art and Art History
  • Knowledge of online information systems and ability to perform author, title and, when system allows, simple subject searches on DIALOG, OCLC, and Worldcat.
  • Knowledge of standard bibliographic and reference tools and techniques.

More information and application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428926500

Job Posting: Digitization Librarian, United States Holocaust Museum, Washington DC

(Posting on behalf of a colleague at the Museum)

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Librarian for a one year assignment on a government contract. The position is located at a Museum Library in Washington, DC.
The Library requires the Librarian to manage a project to digitize approximately 600 rare books, thereby providing preservation and access of these materials. The physical digitization is performed by an outside vendor. A successful pilot project with the vendor has been completed, and a Librarian is being sought to move forward with full-scale implementation.

Duties:
• Working with Library staff to determine publications to be included in the project based on established criteria, and to designate publications to be included in each shipment to the vendor performing the scanning.
• Retrieving and returning rare books from/to their designated storage.
• Assessing each item on the basis of condition; documenting condition issues; referring items for review and treatment by Conservation staff as needed.
• Reviewing condition of materials upon return from the vendor; documenting and reporting condition issues; rehousing.
• Tracking location/status of items throughout the project using the Library’s ILS (Voyager), the Library’s tracking spreadsheet, and/or other tools.
• Editing metadata from ILS to vendor format; transferring metadata to vendor.
• Packing/unpacking materials; exercising best practices in handling rare, fragile library materials.
• Coordinating materials pick up and delivery with vendor.
• Performing quality control on digital files and metadata returned from the vendor.
• Updating MARC records to include links to the digital surrogates.
• Coordinating digital asset management with the Digital Collections staff.
• Providing instructions and feedback to the vendor as needed.
• Training and reviewing other staff as needed.
• Documenting workflow and procedures.
• Reporting progress and issues to the Library Director or designee on a regular basis.
• Performing other digitization-related duties and routine library functions as
assigned.
Qualifications:
• MLIS and at least one year of experience or equivalent knowledge and experience (at least three years)
• Experience inputting data into an ILS
• Experience handling, assessing condition, housing and packing rare and fragile materials
• Experience conducting and/or managing a digitization project
• Knowledge of professionally accepted principles, techniques, and methods of
library science
• Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail
• Reading knowledge of at least one European language and/or Hebrew or Yiddish
• Knowledge of the history of the Holocaust and related subject matter.

This is a full time position for one year with an hourly pay of $26.20 and benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, ACA (Affordable Care Act) compliant subsidized health insurance and a company sponsored 401(k) plan.

Corestaff Services, www.corestaff.com is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology and engineering, library/records management and human resources placement. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. For consideration email your resume to contracts@corestaff.com.

Job Posting: Museum Specialist (Art), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

DUTIES:

If selected, you will perform:

  • Administrative operations and clerical support of the department: manages office and telephone reception and mail; maintains records and files; maintains office supplies, requisitions, and equipment; drafts, edits, proofreads, and/or produces departmental correspondence; makes travel arrangements; creates travel budgets, arrangements, and expense reports. Schedules appointments and meetings for members of the department; reserves meeting spaces and equipment as needed. Responsible for relaying information pertaining to changes in administrative procedures, travel policies, correspondence format, equipment, software, and related matters to the Head and other members of the Department.
  • Assists with coordination of the permanent collection, art acquisitions, and loans. Coordinates with registrar, collectors, dealers, donors, photo lab, & conservation lab; initiates new photography & prepares object labels; coordinates movement of art within the Gallery and, on occasion, couriers loans to & from other museums. Prepares materials for curatorial and trustee board meetings; prepares art advice forms & related paperwork for works of art considered for acquisition.
  • Public service and collegiality: responds to inquiries and requests regarding collections and exhibitions; represents the department in contacts with both the general public and professionals; facilitates good communication and good working relationships within and outside the Gallery; observes confidentiality; acts as primary initial contact for visitors.
  • Electronic Information Management: uses Microsoft Office programs; The Museum System; digital cameras and image scanners; maintains electronic files and databases; assists curatorial staff with computers and other equipment.

More information and application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424027100

Internship Opportunity: Junior Fellow Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, DC

For a full list of projects and their descriptions, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html

Program Overview

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge is usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official. Applications for the 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program will be available December 7, 2015 through January 22, 2016 at the following web link:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423248100

Program Focus

The focus of the program is to increase access to special, legal and copyright collections, and promoting awareness and appreciation of the Library’s services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers, and the general public. Fellows encourage the use of collections and services − ensuring that the Library of Congress is known as a living, dynamic center for scholarly work and connections. Program participants inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research collections in varied formats, as well as assist in digital library initiatives. Upon completion of their assignments, fellows work closely with Library curators and specialists to plan and present a display of their most significant discoveries and accomplishments. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund. A gift from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman emeritus of the Library’s James Madison Council private-sector advisory group, established the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund, which will bring outstanding talent to the Library to benefit from first-hand interactions with its unparalleled collections, experts and programs and train future leaders for the information age. The goal of the fund is to energize innovation and creativity across all sectors by providing access to an expanding universe of information that is reliable and authentic.

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Eligibility

Applicants must be U. S. citizens, currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate (college, university, or Tribal College) or graduate levels, or have graduated no earlier than spring 2016 from an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must be a first time intern with the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. Program participants from previous years are not eligible to reapply.

Terms

The 2016 summer fellowships begin May 31, 2016 and end August 5, 2016. Fellows work full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and receive a taxable income of $300.00 per week.

Fellows are temporary employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for Federal Employee benefits and privileges. However, they are protected by worker’s compensation laws and eligible for a Transit Benefits Program for qualified individuals who use the Metro System, Virginia Railway Express, MARC commuter trains, county and commercial buses, and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.

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Application Process

Applications for the 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program will be accepted athttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423248100 starting December 7, 2015 through January 22, 2016.

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Application Deadline

All applications (and supporting documents) must be received by the deadline January 22, 2016, 11:59 PM. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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Selection Process

Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on materials submitted. After completion of the selection process those selected will be provided with detailed information on reporting for their fellowship.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship Opportunities: National Gallery of Art Graduate Summer Internships 2016

Eligibility

Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2016, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2016 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Terms

Summer interns will be in residence at the Gallery from June 6 to August 5, 2016. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.

DEPARTMENTS

Archives
The intern will be assigned an archival arrangement and description project working with historical files, architectural drawings, media, or digital documents relating to the history of the National Gallery of Art and its landmark buildings. He or she should have knowledge of archival principles and procedures, familiarity with art or architectural history, and an interest in an archival career. Current art history, collections management, or archival studies graduate students and 2016 program graduates are invited to apply.

Library: Rare Photographs Project
The intern will assist with cataloging, inventorying, and digitizing the library’s collection of rare photographs of works of art and architecture. The photographs, both individual and mounted in albums, date from the mid-19th to the early 20th century and represent all areas of Western art. Current graduate students in European or American art history (15th to 20th century) are eligible to apply. Advanced knowledge of at least one European language is highly desirable. Candidates should also have understanding of photographic processes and familiarity with museum registration or archives procedures and methods.

Library: Reproductive Prints Project
The intern will assist with cataloging, inventorying, and digitizing the Library’s collection of reproductive prints of works of art. The prints represent a variety of print techniques and depict works by Old Master artists. Current graduate students in European art history (15th to 20th century) are eligible to apply. Advanced knowledge of French or another European language is desirable. Candidates should also have understanding of printmaking techniques and materials as well as familiarity with museum registration or archival procedures and methods.

More information and application: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/summer.html.html

Internship Opportunities: Smithsonian Libraries 2016 Professional Development Internships, Washington DC

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to offer five paid internship opportunities for the summer of 2016.  Projects topics are diverse and include art history research, collections assessment, educational program development and more. Applications are due January 15th, 2016. Full project descriptions, qualifications and application instructions may be found here: http://library.si.edu/2016ProfDev

Art Deco Lighting Research
Location: Cooper Hewitt National Design Library (New York, NY)

This intern will collaborate with staff to research art deco lighting designs found in the library’s E.F. Caldwell Lighting collection (http://library.si.edu/digital-library/collection/caldwell). The goal of the project is to uncover the diverse art deco patterns that Caldwell created for commercial, public, and residences through the country with a focus on major commissions in Chicago with the aim of producing an online resource in the future.  The intern will have the opportunity to investigate online display options and make recommendations based on the platforms and tools available, which may include social media and the Smithsonian Libraries blog.

Art Deco Trade Literature Research
Location: National Museum of American History Library (Washington, DC)

The NMAH Library contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of trade literature in the country as well as a significant collection of world’s fairs materials; all of which contain large numbers of items from the Art Deco period that describe buildings, ornamentation, fashion, and other areas of American life at that time. The Intern will learn to assess the trade literature and world’s fairs collections and identify materials in both collections that address the Art Deco period in Chicago, Illinois.  The intern will develop an excel spreadsheet to collect the information needed to document the materials available.  This information will be used to develop a plan to digitize the materials identified as a discrete digital collection mounted on SIL’s website.

Biodiversity Heritage Library Collections Assessment
Location: National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

Smithsonian Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, user-focused graduate student to support the continued development of a methodology for conducting a collections analysis of a consortial digital library. The focus of the assessment project is on the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org). The intern will collaborate with staff to utilize and evaluate the BHL collections assessment methodology developed in a pilot study by SI Librarians. This taxonomic and bibliographic analysis is intended to determine collection comprehensiveness for subject specialists using the BHL. The intern will help document this workflow, and provide suggestions for the further iterative development of the processes and/or tools developed for this purpose.

Connecting International Smithsonian Research
Location: Primarily the National Museum of Natural History, with some work in other locations on the National Mall (Washington, DC).

The Office of International Relations and the Smithsonian Libraries in conjunction with the Field Book Project propose a summer internship to assist in identifying past and current Smithsonian natural science research in countries with a population of under a million. Students will help to identify related research by utilizing Smithsonian Library resources, field documentation in NMNH and SIA previously identified and cataloged by Field Book Project, as well as pan institutional search tools to begin preparing a comprehensive resource list of: type and location of research, associated programming, researchers, publications, concise summaries of the research impact, and types of related resources.  This will involve potential review of publication data, grant data, and archival research.

Educational Programs and Resource Development
Location: National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

Intern will collaborate with the Smithsonian Libraries Education Specialist to identify and help develop new educational resources for a k-12 digital audience. This might include contextualizing images, applying common core standards, researching online educational experiences, developing program ideas, and assisting with and attending family programs.

Please see our webpage for additional information: http://library.si.edu/2016ProfDev

Job Posting: Library Technician (4 vacancies), Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, DC

Note: I did a summer fellowship with the folks in Tech Services at Prints & Photographs and they are a wonderful group of people to work with! The position has a strong archives focus, but a background in art/art history is highly valued. Federal applications can be daunting and confusing, but I’d be happy to offer some tips and pointers for surviving the process.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, Library Services, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

The incumbent works alone or with a team to prepare collections for service. This processing work involves archival arrangement, bibliographic description, inventory control, and collections management tasks such as recognizing different visual formats, sorting and labeling, foldering and boxing, performing digital reformatting and quality review, and entering pertinent information into inventory databases and library catalogs according to standard procedures.

Duties

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and re-filing, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated images for adherence to established quality standards.

Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to use computerized input and search tools. **

Knowledge of library processes and procedures.**

Knowledge of visual materials in library collections.**

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate and interact with others.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Full posting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422937000

 

Job Posting: Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, DC

Duties & Responsibilities    

  • Oversee the operations of the Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives, including
    • processing, arranging, describing, and accessioning
    • developing collection agreements
    • conducting provenance and intellectual property research
    • coordinating communications with internal and external constituencies
  • Manage collection preservation for all collections in the Research Library
    • collaborate in identifying materials for treatment
    • consult on treatment options for collection materials
    • monitor and evaluate work performed internally and externally
  • Supervise ICFA projects to ensure timely and within-budget completion
  • Oversee digitization projects, including
    • internal and external workflows
    • imaging and metadata standards
    • metadata and digital asset management
  • Coordinate public services for ICFA collections in collaboration with other Library staff
  • Maintain and improve collection security protocols in collaboration with other Library staff

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Manager of the Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives will hire, train, and evaluate (one to three) ICFA staff (permanent, part-time, and/or term).

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in library and information science and graduate degree in Art History or allied field. Experience evaluating, acquiring, and processing archival or image materials. Experience working with digital library repository tools and working experience with EAD and VRA Core. Experience with digitization standards and procedures. Familiarity with library security procedures. Supervisory experience in a library or academic setting.

Additional Qualifications

Academic specialization in a field related to the programs of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks (i.e. Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Studies). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to work effectively in teams and small groups. Strong commitment to public service. Fluency in a language relevant to the Dumbarton Oaks collections (e.g. Greek, Spanish, Turkish) or reading knowledge of another European research language (e.g. French, German, Italian) an advantage.

More information and application: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=37763BR