Processing Archivist for Latin American Manuscripts Collections
Department: Rare Books and Special Collections
Requisition #: D-18-LIB-00024
Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking archival description professional to create, manage, and enhance data for Manuscripts Division collections. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute the majority of the position’s workload, though work in other collection areas may be assigned. Primary duties include processing and cataloging new acquisitions along with revising legacy finding aid data and catalog records as required by current practices and user needs. Management of audio-visual resources and digital assets is included in the position’s responsibilities. This position will supervise student workers. Archivists participate in committee work relating to policies, workflow, and system development and may contribute to digital humanities projects.
This position is available immediately. Applications received within 1 month of posting are guaranteed consideration.
Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their commitment to the Library’s mission and vision, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and professional-level experience in a research library or archival setting.
- Fluent reading knowledge of Spanish, either in connection with modern or contemporary literature, or demonstrated application of the language in a library, archives, or other research setting.
- Hands-on manuscripts processing experience with collections varying in size and scope.
- Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures.
- Application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, and MARC and facility with managing the resulting descriptive data
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and with a diverse group of staff and patrons.
- Experience with collection management tools such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, ArchivesSpace, or similar system.
- Knowledge of procedures for accessioning and describing born-digital materials and audiovisual media, and understanding of related preservation concerns.
- Understanding of EAC-CPF. Processing experience with handwritten materials.
- Proficiency with XSLT, XQuery or other such computing tools relevant to the management of archival descriptive data.
- Experience with bibliographic MARC-format cataloging using RDA, AMREMM, or AACR2.
- Knowledge of non-English languages that are significant to the position’s scope such as French or Portuguese.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/6081 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Requisition #: D-18-LIB-00024
Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. More information: http://library.princeton.edu/