St Louis, MO: Librarian – Processing Archivist, Washington University School of Medicine

Job Opening Title: Processing Archivist

Employer Name: Washington University School of Medicine

Job Location: St. Louis, MO

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

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Librarian / Processing Archivist
Bernard Becker Medical Library
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

The Becker Library is committed to pursuing best practices and innovative ideas in collecting, curating, and promoting academic research and public interest in the archival collections of the Washington University School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals.

The Processing Archivist will develop highly efficient processing workflows that follow best practices for arranging collection materials, and utilize the appropriate metadata schemas and standards when completing all description work. With great attention to detail, the Processing Archivist will contribute significant amounts of descriptive data to our archival platform (AtoM).

In addition to completing a high volume of processing work, other core duties of this position include frequent creation of content for use in the library’s blog and social media platforms, participation in the department’s open house events, curation of exhibits, and providing high-quality reference service to our researchers.

—Preserve, arrange, describe, and make accessible the library’s archival collections for the School of Medicine community and the general public.
—Develop and implement efficient processing workflows and procedures.
—Promote the access and discovery of archival collections.
—Contribute content 4-5 times per week to the library’s social media platforms, and author one post for the Becker Blog each month.
—Provide instruction and presentations for group visits and student classes using material from the archival and rare book collections.
—Work with other department staff to plan, design, and curate quarterly exhibitions of artifacts, photographs, ephemera, rare books, and archival material in the Glaser Gallery. The Processing Archivist will serve as the lead curator for one exhibit per year, and will assist other staff with planning and creation of other gallery exhibitions as needed.
—Ensure appropriate organization and maintenance of collection storage areas.
—Participate in library and campus committees.
—Provide reference and research services to visitors, employees, and scholars in the Archives and Rare Books Reading Room, and provide high-quality service via phone and/or email to researchers who are unable to request assistance in-person.
—Identifying appropriate collection materials for digitization.
—Identify and address legacy arrangement and description issues.
—Perform other job related duties as required or assigned.

—Master’s Degree in history, library science, archival administration, or a related field.

—Demonstrated ability to acquire new skills and learn new technology.
—Understanding of essential features and functionality of content management systems and archival collection discovery tools.
—Experience working with metadata on archival collections.
—Strong communication skills (oral and written).
—Knowledge of, and demonstrated commitment to, values associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
—Knowledge of current archival trends and best practices.
—Two years of work history in a museum, library, or archives environment with responsibility for arranging and describing archival collections.
—Two years of experience working with an archival management system (Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, AtoM, etc.).
—Experience providing reference service using archival materials.
—Experience contributing social media content to a business/academic account.
—Experience curating exhibits with special collection materials.
—Experience marketing and promoting special collections.
—Experience teaching with special collections.
—Reading knowledge of German, Latin, Italian, and/or French.

$48,087 – $62,517 annually

Apply for the Librarian / Processing Archivist position at (46930).