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University Archivist: University ot Albany

University Archivist
(Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian)

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Archives Processor (3 positions) – Union College

Excellent opportunity for graduate students or recent grads!

The Adirondack Research Library invites applications for part time graduate assistants to perform basic processing of materials in two archival collections, the John S. Apperson papers and the Paul Schaffer papers. The selected candidates will assist in the creation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, following standard rules of description: Describing Archives -A Content Standard (DACS). Additional responsibilities include appraising, preserving, rehousing, arranging and describing the two archival collections following prescribed guidelines, and flagging items of interest found in the collections for simultaneous item level metadata description. In addition, the Graduate Assistants will supervise the work of undergraduate students who will complete the metadata entry into specialized software programs.

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Archival Assistant / Cataloger – Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester

The Rochester School for the Deaf Archive Center holds two primary collections: Documents and Audio-Visual records. These collections include photographic prints, negatives, films, books, newsletters, and much more. Items in these collections span more than 130 years. Some items date back to the founding of RSD in 1876 and encompass over 100 cubic feet of historical materials. The Archive Center also develops and manages a museum with exhibits of key historical objects and digital displays.

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William Henry Seward Project Archivist – University of Rochester


The Seward Project Archivist has the exciting opportunity to introduce the University’s flagship collection to a new generation of scholars. Under the direction of the Manuscript Librarian, and in consultation with Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation (RBSCP) Director and with Seward Family Editorial Project staff, the Processing Archivist is responsible for arranging, processing, and partially rehousing a physical collection of approximately 400 linear feet to reflect new opportunities for discovery; and for revising existing legacy collection descriptions to facilitate new avenues of scholarship; and making available online a single standards-compliant finding providing researchers access to all Seward-related material in RBSCP.

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Curator of Historical Collections, SUNY Upstate Medical University

The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY is seeking a Curator to develop and implement restoration and preservation procedures and to maximize the visibility of the History of Medicine collections through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. This position reports to the Health Sciences Library Director. Responsibilities include enhancing access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; cataloging items; digitizing photographs; preservation of paper and objects; developing a plan to organize the collections; responding to History of Medicine requests from scholars and the SUNY Upstate community; conducting tours of the collections; supervising scholars’ use of the collections; assisting with primary research; preparation of reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications; and identification of external funding in support of exhibits, programming and digitization projects..
The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; the downtown and community campuses of University Hospital, the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and the forthcoming Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit: SUNY Upstate @ ; University Hospital @ and the Library @
Required: Masters degree in History (Archives emphasis), Library Sciences, or other closely related field; professional archival experience, preferably in an academic archives; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with program planning, web based content development, digital imaging and archives related information technologies, and the preservation process; demonstrated familiarity with primary research methods and materials; a strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, fast-paced environment; and proficiency with MS Office products.
Preferred: knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. One year term appointment with the potential to be extended. Position is open until filled. 
Interested candidates may learn more and apply on-line (Job # 037844) at For initial consideration, please apply prior to March 14, 2014. Position is open until filled. SUNY Upstate Medical University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer seeking excellence through diversity.

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Project Archivist – University at Albany Libraries

Project Archivist
(Senior Research Support Specialist; SUNY Research Foundation job posting R14-01)
The University at Albany (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invites applications and nominations for the position of Project Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University Libraries, this is a two-year grant-funded position. This position is needed to fulfill the following responsibilities for a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant: arrange and describe the manuscript collections according to standard archival practices for DACS, including surveying the collections in order to establish a proposed arrangement; identify media and determine preservation measures; physically reorganize the collection in accordance with the arrangement plan; supervise students; create finding aids and MARC records.
For qualification requirements and application instructions:
Application deadline: February 19, 2014

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Archives Record Surveyor, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, NY

The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is interested in hiring on a part time basis a person with some library and archival experience to survey record collections from various LGBT groups in Upstate New York.  The records are currently housed at the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, 875 E. Main St., Rochester, NY.
Salary is commensurate with educational background and experience.

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Senior Archival Processing Clerk, City of Rochester

Position Summary:
The City of Rochester, NY, is seeking a candidate for a temporary part-time consulting job as a Senior Archival Processing Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing (removing staples and paperclips, unfolding pages, etc.), arranging, describing, and rehousing record series and collections totaling 240 cubic feet according to proposed standards and schemes under the day-to-day supervision of the City Historian. This work will be accomplished with the assistance of a Junior Archival Processing Clerk and two student interns; the successful candidate for Senior Archival Processing Clerk will be responsible for coordinating and supervising their work. The final deliverable will be a comprehensive finding aid including series, subseries, and collection descriptions, box and folder lists, and MARC records, for each of the records series and collections in the Office of the City Historian.

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