Librarian, Archivist at Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Under the supervision of the Head of Processing in the Manuscript Unit of the
Beinecke Library, processes and catalogs archival and manuscript material, in
the fields of American and modern European literature, history, and the
humanities from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Prepares
finding aids according to established local practice, including encoding in
EAD. Performs original cataloging in the MARC format for the library's online
catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student
assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the
selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing
development of the unit's processing and cataloging procedures for archival
collections. Completes special projects as assigned. Participates in Library-
wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active
The Manuscript Unit is a division of Technical Services. The Manuscript Unit
supports the Beinecke Library's robust acquisition program and is responsible
for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of Beinecke's manuscript
collections. The manuscript collections range from papyrus and medieval
manuscripts to twenty-first century literary archives. In addition to literary
and historical manuscripts, formats include photography and artwork, audio and
moving image recordings, digital files, and music.
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale's principal repository
for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. Its collections are
internationally known and heavily used by scholars. In addition to
distinguished general collections, the library houses outstanding special
collections devoted to British literary and historical manuscripts, American
literature, German literature, and Western Americana. For
further information about the Beinecke Library, please consult the library's
web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.
**Required Education, Skills and Experience:**
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent
accredited degree, or a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related
discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and up to two years of
related experience. Formal training in archival theory and
practice. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be
substituted for formal training.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure
standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
• Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and
conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
• Strong knowledge of American or modern European history or literature, and
broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees,
reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.Demonstrated
ability to process or catalog manuscript and archival collections.
• Preferred: Experience processing literary manuscripts and archival
collections. Experience processing and cataloging visual materials, especially
photographs. Graduate-level training in American or European history or
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately
five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library
readers. For additional information on the Yale University
Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
**Salary and Benefits:**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
**How to apply:** Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For the full job description and to apply online, please go to http://www.yale.edu/jobs. Please include a cover letter along with your resume. The STARS requisition ID for this position is **25107BR.**
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin;
nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression.
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