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  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:26 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archivist 
    (September 19, 2020)

    Position Type Full-time, Term

    Benefits No

    Hourly wage range $25-$30

    POSTING DATE: September 18, 2020

    JOB TITLE: Archivist

    POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1 (Full Time-Temporary)

    LENGTH OF POSITION: grant project (approx. October 2020 – June 2023)

    HOURS OF WORK: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday - Flexible schedule as required

    SUMMARY:

    Friends of the New York Transit Museum is hiring an Archivist for a cataloging, survey, and digitization collections care grant project awarded by the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation. The grant project will be in two parts, the first will focus on scanning and cataloging a collection of Early Long Island Railroad Real Estate Maps and records. The second part will focus on surveying museum collections with Long Island Transportation related materials and flagging items from these collections to catalog and digitize. The goal is to add roughly an additional 3000 individualized catalog records to the museums database and online portal focusing on the Long Island Region for internal use by the museum for exhibition purposes and for greater researcher access.

    The New York Transit Museum collects, preserves, and presents material relating to the region’s public transportation, past and present, focusing on the agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and their predecessor companies. Established in 1976, the Transit Museum currently holds a collection of more than 5300+ linear feet of historical records and approximately 8,000+ artifacts, including historical vehicles.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • The Archivist should have a Master’s degree in museum studies, library &

    information science, archival studies, history or a closely related field.

    • Experience working with archival, photographic, and/or museum collections
    • Skilled in processing, cataloging, digitizing collections and creating finding aids
    • Knowledge of best practices in handling and preservation of archival material
    • Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and familiarity with Collection Management Systems
    • Knowledge and an interest in New York history, preferably transportation history
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work productively, both independently and in teams
    • Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and impeccable attention to detail

    ABOUT THE TRANSIT MUSEUM:

    The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.

    Salary and Project Timeline: The position will be 37.5 hours per week at $27.05/hour, from approximately October 2020 through June 2023.

    Application:

    Qualified individuals interested in this job opening must apply by e-mail. Resume and cover letter should be sent as .doc or PDF to Desiree Alden-Gonzalez, Collections Manager: desiree.alden@nyct.com. Specify subject as Archivist Posting. Due to high volume of applicants, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

    Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020

    Friends of the New York Transit Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Monday, July 27, 2020 10:35 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian

    (July 27, 2020)

    Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. The METRO membership consists of a diverse group of over 200 libraries, archives, and information organizations ranging from New York’s largest libraries to small community archives. METRO provides professional development and continuing education opportunities for our membership, in addition to digitization, metadata, hosting and support services for digital collections plus the development of custom digital projects.

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    Reporting to the Assistant Director for Digital Strategy, the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian manages data, metadata, media imports and exports including transformations and quality assurance across all METRO supported platforms.

    The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian works side by side with METRO’s software development team to incorporate critical Metadata and Linked Data expertise. This person will gather local use cases and help to devise innovative solutions to challenging cataloging and workflow issues, in order to grow and support METRO’s digital repositories

    As an active member of the Archipelago Commons Open Source project team, the Librarian will discuss, evaluate and propose improved workflows, existing and new functionality to leverage the platform’s philosophy and to support METRO partner institution’s metadata needs. The work will also include public community engagement, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

    The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian takes a lead role in developing and applying workflows and procedures for processing metadata and associated digital resources into METRO repositories and performs a variety of administrative tasks related to ingest, migrations and partner communication.

    Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting and expanding access to digital resources from New York GLAM institutions of all sizes and to make learning a constant and iterative process. Creativity, flexibility, critical thinking, self driven research, and the ability to question everything while following and anticipating emerging technologies will be essential.

    This a remote position; there is no residency requirement. Some travel required.

    IF YOU FILL THIS POSITION, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO:

    Support METRO digital repositories and hosted collections by performing related metadata, data and media tasks (ingest, export, transformation) in METRO’s Archipelago and Islandora repositories.

    Be an active member of the Archipelago Commons development team and help test and release new features and versions.

    Support METRO in metadata, data, and media migrations between systems.

    Train and assist partners who are creating metadata for digital objects.

    Participate actively in Github discussions and our Community forums.

    Create webforms, Twig templates, and workflows for editing, ingesting, exposing and exporting digital resources in Archipelago and Islandora.

    Ingest simple and complex objects into Archipelago and Islandora using a variety of tools and workflows.

    Create and maintain guidelines, documentation, training materials and workflows in Github.

    Maintain content and perform basic administration of repositories.

    Coordinate statewide Metadata and Semantic working groups to support and promote metadata quality and shareability in New York State.

    Serve as liaison to other New York City and state digital collaborations (ESLN, WikiData, WikiMedia, WikiPedia, others).

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

    Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.

    Demonstrated success working a remote and distributed environment.

    Knowledge and experience working with metadata standards/ontologies such as Dublin Core, MARCXML, MODS, Schema.org, Europeana Data Model, the various IIIF APIs.

    Knowledge and experience working with Linked Data technologies (RDF, JSON-LD) and Querying Languages like GraphQL, Gremlin, SPARQL.

    Deep practical understanding of JSON, including JMESPATH and JSONPATHS.

    Experience working with digital collections systems and frameworks including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Samvera, CollectiveAccess, ArchiveSpace, DSpace and Omeka/Omeka-S.

    Knowledge working with CMS systems like Drupal 7/8/9 and WordPress.

    Basic understanding of programming languages like Python, PHP and Javascript and markup languages like HTML and associated technologies like CSS, markdown and pseudo languages like TWIG.

    Comfortable reading software code.

    Understanding of cloud service providers and technologies.

    Understanding of relational databases, document stores and fast indexes and their underlying technologies like SQL Solr, ElasticSearch.

    Comfortable using Linux/Unix terminals (sh/bash/zsh).

    Understanding of the state of open source communities and their software such as Islandora, Fedora, Samvera.

    Understanding of what Archipelago Commons, our development platform and repository is, does, and does not do.

    Knowledge of XML and related technologies like XSLT, XPath and XQuery.

    Experience with mapping and transforming a range of metadata schemas and standards.

    Knowledge of metadata harvesting protocols like OAI-PMH,OAI-ORE, JSON API, IIIF Collection and Search APIs and in general HTTP based API interactions via command lines.

    Experience with metadata cleanup utilities such as OpenRefine, Catmandu.

    Knowledge of file formats and common compression methods for Public access and preservation. Includes best practices and EXIF manipulation.

    Comfortable speaking in public and leading meetings and training sessions.

    Comfortable defending ideas in software development teams.

    Comfortable presenting publicly at conferences and other professional events.

    Knowledge of LIS operation, workflows and MARC.

    Bi-lingual or better (Human Languages).

    APPLICATION DETAILS:

    Compensation for this role will be non-negotiable at 70K/yr, with health benefits. To apply, please send a pdf copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like considered part of your application to info@metro.org. Final candidates will be required to provide names and contact information for three professional references. This position remains open until filled; METRO is accepting applications on a rolling basis. METRO is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:29 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Resources Librarian

    (July 16, 2020)

    Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent

    Benefits: Yes

    Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

    The Morristown and Morris Township Library’s North Jersey History and Genealogy Center seeks a dynamic, creative, outgoing full-time digital resources librarian. The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center has one of the best local history collections in the state and already has an excellent online presence. The successful candidate will add to that online presence from our various Morris County manuscript collections, our local photograph collections, our impressive collection of original work and works about Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Lucille Hobbie to name a few. The digital resources librarian should have experience uploading video and audio, and digitizing exhibits. The successful candidate will also provide reference services to our visitors who come from across the country and beyond. The Digital Librarian also does original cataloging. The digital librarian will work one night a week and one weekend day every other week. The position requires an M.L.S. or M.L.I.S.

    An interest in U.S. history and genealogy would help and a fluency in Spanish would be a bonus. For more about the job see the attached job description. Please note only New Jersey residents or candidates intending on moving to New Jersey will be accepted. Please send your cover letter and resume to Department Head of the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, James Lewis at james.lewis@mmt.mainlib.org.

    North Jersey History & Genealogy Center – Digital Resources Librarian

    Job Description

    Status: Exempt

    Reports to: Head of the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

    Summary

    The digital resources librarian is a full-time, exempt position that provides reference services to patrons and performs special projects as directed.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • This position requires a Master of Library Science or Information Science, and the ability to obtain a professional librarian’s certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. A student enrolled in an accredited M.L.S. course of study who is on track for this qualification will also be considered
    • Strong knowledge of material of all kinds in New Jersey history and genealogy.
    • Good reference interview skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Commitment to providing the best quality customer service to our patrons
    • Computer skills including, but not limited to, the ability to work competently with the Library’s online catalog, databases, email, calendar and Circulation systems
    • Experience with Word, Publisher, photo and video editing/uploading software, digital scanning, familiarity with metadata schema and OCLC ContentDM; however, the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable
    • Knowledge of library cataloging and familiarity with OCLC WorldCat, OCLC Connexion, and Innovative Polaris and Leap platforms; however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable
    • Basic microform reader, printer, scanner, and photocopier troubleshooting

    Duties

    • Provide reference desk service to patrons in the North Jersey History Center
    • Research and answer reference inquiries
    • Catalog maps, books and unpublished materials
    • Perform general housekeeping duties, such as shelving and shelf-reading
    • Maintain Digital Collections on the Library’s web site
    • Scan and digitize material from the photo, postcard, map, fine art, etc., collections
    • Maintain the department’s pages on the Library’s web site and public computers in History Center
    • Draft and distribute public relations announcements
    • Assist in creating exhibits and displays with material from the department’s collections
    • Assists in preservation of collection material
    • Assists archivist with space management of plans, maps, fine art and photographic materials
    • Other duties as needed

    All Library employees are expected to be courteous and helpful in their dealings with both fellow staff and the public. Promptness, neatness and regular attendance and the ability to be a self-starter are also important parts of this position. Employees must be able to lift, sort, and shelve library materials as required. Employees must be able to work some nights and weekends.

    https://my.bccls.org/job/morristown-and-morris-township-library-morristown-and-morris-township-library-morristown-nj-full-time-digital-librarian/



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