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Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources
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Assistant Librarian & Archivist, The Buffalo History Museum (Buffalo, NY)
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Contributed By: The Buffalo History Museum
Email The Author: library@buffalohistory.org
Website: https://buffalohistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Assistant-Librarian-Job-Posting.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0dBQkDQVUHJNeuWK4Qbronudbd1lXJ7h5VJxUMH9LRzuGhHuKkEhDzmyg

Overview:
Director of Library and Archives    The Assistant Librarian & Archivist provides metadata services of all kinds: cataloging, archival arrangement and description, online catalog maintenance; plus assistance fulfilling of the research needs of scholars, genealogists, historians, students, museum staff, the media, and the general public. The position is 40 hours/week, including alternating Saturdays, with the possibility of occasional evening shifts.

Qualifications:
  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • One year of cataloging experience or satisfactory completion of advanced cataloging class
  • Desire to advance the mission of the Buffalo History Museum
  • Respect for the standards and protocols followed by accredited museums
  • Familiarity with OCLC, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH, RDA, DACS, EAD, and LC classification
  • Experience developing original records in OCLC for a variety of media
  • Training and/or experience in archival arrangement and description
  • Fluency with the Microsoft Office suite and Google products & services
  • Warm and welcoming approach to staff and the public
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to tolerate moderate physical demands, including shifting books and boxes, lifting boxes weighing up to 30 lbs, climbing stairs, and using ladders to retrieve and reshelve library materials
  • Ability to function smoothly in a sometimes hectic environment
  • Available on alternating Saturdays
Preferred:
  • Previous library, museum, archive, or gallery experience
  • Experience with hosted online library catalogs
  • Supervisory experience with volunteers, interns, or support staff
  • Familiarity with ContentDM 
  • Knowledge of major individuals, places, things, and events in Buffalo history
  • Comfort with occasional speaking engagements, such as presentations on library collections, bibliographic instruction, or research techniques
Responsibilities:
  • Original and copy cataloging in OCLC of monographs, serials, manuscript collections, image collections, rare books, audiovisual media, and occasional 3D objects
  • Add catalog records to online public catalog (FRANK), editing & correcting records as needed
  • Maintain online public access catalog (FRANK)
  • Arrange and describe manuscript collections & institutional archives
  • Assist with accessioning and deaccessioning processes
  • Assist with digital projects, including scanning orders and maintenance of Picture Store
  • Provide courteous and accurate reference services for a variety of clientele in person andvia telephone, email, video conferencing, and postal mail
  • Collect cataloging statistics
  • Supervise volunteers & interns when library director is absent
  • Perform collection retrievals and shelving
  • Other duties as assigned
Committees:
  • To be assigned as needed
Instructions to applicants:
  • Submit your cover letter and resume as PDFs to: library@buffalohistory.org
  • Please use your surname + hyphen as a prefix for your attachments, such as Smith-Cover Letter; Smith-Resume. You may also combine your resume and cover letter into a single document and use Smith-Application.
  • Application deadline is April 14, 2021


Posted: March 23, 2021
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