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   Librarian for Business and Economics

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in business and economics to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the FAS Department of Economics, the Stern School of Business and other departments and programs across the university.  The librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

The Librarian for Business and Economics is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons, and is a member of the Business and Government Information Services group in the Public Services Division, NYU Libraries.   The successful candidate works collaboratively with other social science and business librarians, the Data Services team and colleagues at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai to deliver services related to business and economics, and takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (masters level or higher).  A second masters will be required for tenure review. One of the two masters degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Academic background in economics, business or a related social science discipline or demonstrated experience in providing business or economics information and education services
  • Demonstrated public service experience in an academic library supporting users’ teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with business or economics research, including scholarly communication, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative packages for statistical analysis, e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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 Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services

Description:

New York University Libraries seeks a GIS Services Librarian to support the research and teaching programs of the university using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and resources. The incumbent will have responsibility for building and curating our emerging spatial data collection and for the provision of services in support of robust geospatial research across many programs and disciplines at NYU.

The GIS Services Librarian is based in Data Services, a joint NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) department that supports quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial research at NYU. Data Services offers access to specialty software packages, statistical, GIS, and qualitative data analysis training and support, and consulting expertise for many aspects of numeric, qualitative, and spatial data for research, including data access, analysis, collection, data management, and preservation.This position reports to the Co-Coordinator of Data Services in the Collections and Research Services Division of NYU Libraries.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues in Data Services, across the Division of Libraries, Information Technology Services, and across NYU’s Global Network University to provide access to spatial data collections. He or she will research and select GIS data resources, support spatial data preservation activities, and work with others to ensure that discovery tools and metadata standards are in place and maintained for NYU’s GIS collections. In addition, the GIS Services Librarian will participate in instruction and consultation activities related to the access, preparation, and use of spatial data by NYU patrons.

NYU subject librarians serve as partners in the educational mission of the University by establishing collaborative relationships with faculty; building and curating collections in relevant formats; providing and developing innovative services in support of research, teaching, and learning; and teaching research strategies in a variety of contexts. Additionally, subject librarians actively engage with faculty, publishers, and vendors to bring about changes in the system of scholarly publishing and communications. 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (masters level or higher) for consideration
  • A second masters will be required for tenure review. One of the two masters degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant library experience, including intensive involvement with geospatial and/or quantitative data products and processes;
  • Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st-century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications.

Preferred:

Preference will be given to candidates with coursework in GIS or Geography and/or certification in GIS. Proficiency with the latest versions of the ESRI suite of GIS applications and/or other GIS applications such as QGIS, OpenGIS, and ERDAS is preferred, as is knowledge of metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of geospatial data including FGDC and ISO 19115. Knowledge of open source GIS applications is desired. Experience with data management planning is strongly desired.

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits:

Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian

Description:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources. The target audience for this program is librarians and library staff and NYU faculty and students.

The successful incumbent will act as an active advocate and resource for faculty and staff on a full range of issues that promote barrier free availability of scholarly intellectual resources, including open access, fair use, author’s rights, Creative Commons licensing, e-reserves, interlibrary loan of licensed content. S/he will develop and promulgate education and outreach materials, including web content, brochures/handouts, and resource materials for a range of constituencies, including liaison librarians, library staff, faculty, graduate students; develop and implement an educational program employing the above documentation; work with subject liaison librarians to promulgate faculty author rights retention, Creative Commons licensing, and open access publishing, and to assist faculty with their questions and needs regarding their authored content; in coordination with others as appropriate, developing processes and outreach activities to increase the use of NYU’s institutional repository and discipline-related repositories for open access to content.

The successful candidate will exhibit an understanding of the nature of research and publishing in the broad array of disciplines served by a large research library and the differences among those fields that shape their unique approach to scholarly communication.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian serves as the NYU Libraries’ expert on issues related to intellectual property and its use in scholarly disciplines and university teaching, including: drafting and reviewing policies, guidelines, contracts and license agreements; serving as liaison to the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property-related issues; providing information to students, faculty, librarians and staff of the University; analyzing copyright status and risk for digital related publishing projects; managing a fair use listserv and website information on use of copyrighted material, ensuring the best possible information available across NYU’s global community.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also monitor and stay current in Federal and other major funder requirements for open access deposit of publications and data, and, in coordination with others, assure the development of library policies and procedures to support researchers in meeting these requirements.

S/he will stay current on trends related to promoting fair use and open access and the development of campus open access policies, including models for open access publishing and open access financing models, the role of peer review and alt-metrics in open access alternatives, codes of practice, efforts to open more content to public domain (e.g., HathiTrust work) and will keep other librarians informed and work with them to identify areas where NYU communications and practices should adapt to better inform faculty.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS;
  • Minimum three years of relevant library experience;
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors’ rights and scholarly use of intellectual property.
  • JD or other formal training or experience in intellectual property law is desirable.

New York University Libraries:
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits:

Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Data Services Adjunct: Quantitative Data Analysis Specialist

Description:

New York University's (NYU) Data Services, a joint ITS and Library service, is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours per week) Quantitative Data Services Adjunct Specialist to provide quantitative research computing support to faculty, students, and staff at NYU.

Duties include providing consultation on a walk-in and appointment basis, leading Data Services instructional tutorials, and preparing Data Services training documentation, with a primary focus on statistical software packages such as Stata, R, MATLAB, SAS and SPSS. Providing statistical programming support to academic researchers. Coordinating with other consultants in Data Services to provide support to academic researchers. Initiating and contributing to Data Services projects

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: statistics, sociology, psychology, political science, economics or another field where in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods and tools is indicated.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination
  • 1-3 years of experience conducting quantitative academic research with at least two of the following statistical software packages: Stata, R, MATLAB, SAS and SPSS.
  • Proficiency of commonly used statistical and data-oriented methods, including: data cleaning, t-tests, ANOVA, linear regression and generalized linear models.
  • Excellent public service, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Statistics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Mathematics, Political Science or related quantitative-focused field.
  • Experience teaching quantitative software packages and/or research methods
  • Experience in an academic environment, preferably in IT and/or Libraries
  • Familiarity with a variety of statistical methods, such as: factor analysis, panel data analysis, categorical data analysis, nonparametric techniques, multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling and classification methods
  • Knowledge of computer science concepts including data structures and algorithms; experience programming with a high-level language like Python, Julia or C++
  • Basic understanding of geographic information systems (GIS), qualitative data analysis and survey research methods
  • Experience submitting batch jobs on high performance computing systems

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Open Positions at NYU Shanghai Library

Reference and Research Services Librarian for the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Description:

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an, organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests both local and global, and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.

Responsibilities: 

The STEM Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
  • Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research library
  • Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. 

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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Director, NYU Shanghai Library

Description:

New York University is seeking a Library Director for its newest portal campus, NYU Shanghai.  NYU Shanghai is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-
site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
 
The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources and infrastructure of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a freshman class of 300 students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs.  The NYU Shanghai Library also serves an active NYU Study Abroad program.
 
In consultation with NYU Libraries and consistent with the NYU library mission and programs, the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will provide leadership in 1) establishing library services and programs that supports NYU Shanghai’s academic and programmatic mission and 2) implementing and directing ongoing operations of the library.   The position reports jointly to the Dean, Division of Libraries at NYU and the Provost, NYU Shanghai. 
 
In close coordination with NYU New York, the position will direct the implementation of the library program for NYU Shanghai, including program start-up and expansion, staff recruitment and development, facilities requirements, development of joint services with NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, resource management for the library’s budget, and development of policies for library operations and services.  The Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will work closely with colleagues in the NYU Division of Libraries and at NYU Abu Dhabi to develop services that optimize library staff and resources across the NYU Libraries.  The Director also works closely with the senior staff of NYU Shanghai to plan and implement phased-in on-site services.  The incumbent will be based in Shanghai, with some travel required to NYU New York.

Principle Duties:

  • Responsible for the planning, project management, coordination and implementation of library services and policies at NYU Shanghai in conjunction with NYU New York Division of Libraries counterparts, including collection development, technical services, public services, and facilities, as well as front end library and academic technology support services.  Faculty technology support services, including support for digital scholarship and instructional technology, are provided in collaboration with NYU Shanghai Academic Affairs.
  • Participate in NYU Shanghai campus and program planning and ongoing program development.
  • Recruit, develop and manage an outstanding library staff, and provide direction for the continuing recruitment, selection, orientation, development, training and retention of library staff.
  • Lead the effective and efficient ongoing operation of all aspects of library service on the NYU Shanghai campus consistent with the mission and service philosophy of NYU Shanghai and NYU New York.
  • Develop and manage the NYU Shanghai library budget in collaboration with NYU New York.
  • Oversee the development of print and digital collections, including participation in joint NYU-wide collection development, acquisitions and processing.
  • Develop productive relationships and collaborations with the Shanghai academic and research library community.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years successful administrative experience and at least 5 years managing and/or supervising a department in an academic setting, including budget and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative user services and technologies in the library program.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, planning and program development.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library and information services, instructional/information technologies, and scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries, scholarly process, and the University’s core mission in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives to project team representatives across a global network.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Ability to work in a Chinese business and cultural environment, including basic language skills 

Preferred:

  • Second masters degree
  • Experience in a research university library
  • Deep knowledge of Chinese culture and the ability to speak its national dialect fluently
  • College or university library start-up, renovation or construction experience
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a generous retirement package. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. 

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Non-Faculty Position Spot Light

Digital Archivist

Description:
The Digital Archivist, reporting to the Director of Collections & Research Services and the Director of Digital Library Technology Services, will lead New York University Libraries’ efforts to manage the existing born digital holdings and expand the capacity to collect born digital content, ensure effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, future migration, access to and security of digital components of collections acquired by the Libraries.

Responsibilities:

Establish a set of best practices for managing born digital material within collections held and acquired by NYU:

  • -Identify and engage the resources (hardware, software, vendors, peer institutions) available to perform migration from (obsolete) media containing born digital material
  • -Develop (through hands on work and experimentation) and document procedures for the routine migration, description, and management of born digital materials during accessioning and/or processing
  • -Work with staff in the Digital Library Technology Services department to establish and apply specifications and procedures for ingest into NYU's digital repository
  • -Train staff as necessary
  • -Lead efforts to locate born digital material in previously processed collections and develop plans for their retrospective management 

 Enhance the Library’s capacity to responsibly acquire born digital materials:

  • -Evaluate proposed acquisitions with born digital components
  • -Develop and document techniques and procedures for acquiring born digital content directly from the creators, transferring them directly into the Library’s repository
  • -Coordinate acquisitions of born digital content, acting as a liaison between the creators and the Library’s curatorial, archival, and technical staff
  • -When necessary and possible, work directly with content creators to advise on record keeping practices that will facilitate the eventual transfer of their materials
  • -Propose and investigate potential acquisitions 

Develop and oversee workflows and advise library units on the integration and description of born digital materials in collections. Directly support processing of collections with a substantial volume of born digital content

Work with other NYU Libraries departments, such as Library Information Technology Services, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services and Digital Library Technology Services, to assess existing technical infrastructure to support work with digital material and to identify and implement tools and processes. Enhance processes for acquisition, description, access, preservation, and future migration of born digital assets.

Required Education:

Master's degree from a program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:

Minimum three years’ experience working in an archival repository in a professional capacity,. Demonstrated experience with born digital archiving and records management practices, and related systems and automations techniques, including auditing/checksum routines, write blockers, file format identification, and media conversion. Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born digital content. Knowledge of DACS. Excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of historical research methods, especially the use of archives. Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data from one database system to another. Experience writing policy and documentation and conducting presentations and trainings.

Preferred Experience:

Experience with open source archives management software desired. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly DSpace. Knowledge of and experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, as well as Windows and OS X operating systems, preferred. Knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby or Python helpful. Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge of current preservation strategies and standards for born digital materials required. Demonstrated knowledge of digital archival and records management principles and practices, as well as the systems and automation techniques utilized. Demonstrated knowledge of specifications for open source digital repository systems and related technology including auditing/checksum software, write blockers, file identification, and media conversion. Deep understanding of archival theory and management required. Knowledge of current developments regarding born digital materials within the archives, special collections and preservation professions is expected. Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, XML/XSL) and other data structures relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials. Successfully demonstrated experience training staff. Project management experience. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including effectively communicating technical issues to non-technical staff. Must have strong project management, analytical skills and problem solving abilities.

New York University Libraries: 
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits:
Attractive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=56963. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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For Non-Faculty positions with the Division of Libraries, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit NYU's Human Resources Website
  2. Choose "Search Postings"
  3. In the School/Division box, choose "01-Division of Libraries"
  4. Please select "N2" when asked, "How were you referred to NYU?" We accept online applications only.

NYU's Human Resources system allows you to customize your job search for dates, nature of work, full- or part-time, and grade. You can also search by keyword.

For student positions, contact Bobst Library's Division of Human Resources at (212) 998-2450.

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