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Special and Digital Collections Librarian

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Position type: Staff
Location: New York
Categories: Library

Posting Summary:
Reporting to the Library Director, the Special and Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for stewarding special and digital collections. 

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Special and Digital Collections Librarian will collaborate with Library and College colleagues to process, catalog, and ensure high quality service for special and digital library materials and assets that build upon collecting strengths and support institutional needs and policy. She/he/they will provide a high level of service for these collections and also participate in their promotion through displays, instruction, and outreach to members of Teachers College and the broader community of researchers and scholars. The incumbent will play an important role in advising upon policy and curating resources for scholarly research and integrated discovery.

Minimum Qualifications:
-- ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent
education and experience (subject expertise combined with appropriate teaching
experience and/or library experience)

-- Demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards and best
practices, including working knowledge of Dublin Core and MARC

-- Experience accessioning, arranging, and describing born digital archival material

-- Ability to foster and grow effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty
and students

-- Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management
skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and
projects on time and within budget

-- Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the
Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of
standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access,
PowerPoint or other productivity software

-- Demonstrated ability acquiring and using new computing skills, such as learning new
software applications and exploring innovative tools and services

-- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries, higher
education, and relevant subject disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:
-- Knowledge of/experience with archives and digital asset management systems

-- Experience providing reference service, preferably in a special collection or archival
setting, including historical research methodology and experience using online and print
research tools

-- Knowledge of or experience with scripting languages to automate computational
processes

-- Familiarity with Alma, Primo VE, and Alma Digital

-- Experience working with donors to transfer born digital records into an archive

-- Knowledge of current approaches and best practices in digital preservation and other
digital archives functions

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