Senior Library Specialist

Salt Lake City
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Created: September 7, 2012


Under the supervision of the Moving Image and Sound Archivist, incumbent would process archival collections of film, video, and audio tapes and other audio-visual formats; create and input EAD finding aids; create appropriate metadata; create online subject guides; work with Library departments to ensure preservation of audio-visual items; and assist Moving Image & Sound Archivist in filling patron requests.

Duty: Collection Processing
Tasks: arrangement and description of collections according to archival best practices; creation of register; EAD entry of register into accepted formats and templates; creation of appropriate metadata; online publishing of EAD register

Duty: Online subject guides (LibGuides)
Tasks: Creation of online subject guides using LibGuide software; publishing on Library’s website; maintaining LibGuides to ensure no broken links

Duty Preservation of AV collections
Tasks: Film cleaning; re-housing; digital transfer of film and/or video for preservation; coordination with Library preservation dept. and Digital Archivist; creation of access copies and maintenance of registers and finding aids

Duty: Patron requests
Tasks: responding to patron requests; research and location of requested materials; coordination with MI&SA section head on requests as needed; supervision of PTE staff if needed to fill patron requests.

Minimum Qualifications
Four years library experience or equivalency; knowledge of specialized library techniques and principles as well as research and organizational skills required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Some supervisory experience may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, History, Art, Humanities, Library or Museum sciences or a related field or equivalency required. Proficient in using various computer software programs, which includes but not limited to, EAD, Excel, Microsoft Word and the Internet. Background in using database management tools such as Access and Horizon/Aleph, knowledge of MARC cataloging, and demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills are required. Some supervisory experience may be preferred.

Position-specific Competencies:
Encoded Archival Description; XML familiarity; database management; knowledge of and interest in film, video, audio formats, processes and playback equipment; archival practices and methods

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 30 pounds weight

Experience Requirements:
Archival processing; demonstrated organizational skills; research experience; demonstrated computer literacy; public service experience; film and video equipment

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