The Archives & Special Collections of the College of Staten Island Library seeks an Adjunct Processing & Digital Archivist to create access to research resources and facilitate their use by researchers. The Archivist will provide leadership to ensure the processing, long-term preservation, and discovery of analog, born-digital, and digitized materials.
An initial project will involve establishing an effective interface for digitized student publications. Other projects will include devising a plan for long-term curation and effective researcher access to digital audio-visual collections.
Physical Work Environment:
The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The college offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls over 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff. The campus is commutable from Brooklyn via the S93 bus or by car over the Verrazano Bridge; from Manhattan by ferry/shuttle bus; and from New Jersey by car via the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing.
The Archives & Special Collections of the CSI Library collects, preserves, and makes available primary and secondary materials that document the history of Staten Island and the College of Staten Island. The Archives’ focus is the history of the College and records the activities of the administration, academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and related organizations of the College of Staten Island and its predecessor institutions. The Special Collections concentrates on the history of Staten Island political culture and public policy discourse, especially in the period since consolidation with New York City in 1898. As a unit of the Library, the Archives & Special Collections supports effective teaching and learning through training students to conduct research using primary source materials. The unit engages the public through programs, lectures, physical and online exhibitions, and cooperative projects with other Staten Island historical repositories, sharing knowledge of archival and library practice and technology to promote preservation and access to Staten Island materials.
Salary, depending on qualifications, begins at $42.95 per hour.
Starting date: December 3, 2018 Open until filled.
Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three names of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CSI Library invites internship applications from library school students interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. This is an unpaid internship, with the option of receiving academic credit. The internship appointment is a one-semester term.
Qualified applicants must:
These internships are intended to provide experience to students interested in exploring a career in academic libraries. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with professional librarians. They will gain valuable practical experiences, as well as strong information management skills at the end of the internship.
The successful candidate will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an internship appointment. Interns will assist staff with special projects in Cataloging, Access Services, Collection Development, Library Instruction Services, or in Archives & Special Collections.
Hours: 10- 15 per week.
To apply, fill out the Internship Interest Form and include evidence of enrollment in a graduate library program and a letter of reference. Completed applications must be received no later than November 30 to be considered for Spring appointment and May 15 for Fall appointment.