New Haven, CT: Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, Yale University

Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description leads and manages accessioning and archival processing of manuscript and archival collections primarily from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries and across all formats. Ensures that manuscript and archival collections are arranged and described in accordance with established standards and best practices, at an appropriate level of detail and effort, and in a timely manner. Assists with the development of the department’s processing policies and procedures for archival, manuscript, and other non-print media, across a spectrum from basic initial control through full, detailed description. Works closely with unit head and acquiring archivists, including the heads of collection development and university archives, to set processing priorities, and tracks and reports progress. Collaborates with Manuscripts and Archives and other University Library staff on the development and use of tools and workflows to support description and access.
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New Haven, CT: Archivist, Yale University

Position Focus: Under the direction of the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for describing and making accessible manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research.

Work with staff in MSSA and across Yale University Library in the creation of quality, standards-based archival metadata and the maximization of its use. Contribute to quality control of metadata operations; maintain documentation on best practices and track developments on standards of all types (descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative) to recommend and design appropriate metadata schema and products for discovery and access. Articulate the business value of archival metadata and data quality. Provide ongoing support of the department’s use of ArchivesSpace; serve as an ArchivesSpace super-user. Collaborate across the Library on ArchivesSpace implementation and use. Perform database queries and generate reports.
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