|LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Archivist/Librarian.
Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation’s fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development.
The Archivist/Librarian is responsible for maintaining the College’s archive and library related duties as determined by the Director of Library Services. This position includes working evenings and weekends.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
· Developing policies and procedures regarding the archives
· Processing and describing LIM College’s archives
· Identifying materials relevant to the college’s history
· Placing materials in appropriate archival housing
· Writing and updating finding aids
· Identifying items in need of conservation
· Performing or overseeing the conservation processes
· Assisting patrons with research that relates to the archives
· Planning and implementing digitization of archive materials
· Collaborating with other departments, particularly Institutional Advancement, by using archival materials to create LIM College-themed presentations
· Staying abreast of archive and library trends through participation in local and national associations
· Supervising work of library student workers
· Analyzing patron requests to determine needed information and assisting in locating that information
· Teaching patrons to search for information using research databases and other information sources
· Teaching library information classes
· Keeping statistics related to teaching information literacy classes
· Checking books in and out of the library using the SIRSI library system
· Explaining the use of library facilities, equipment and services
· Offering and relating information about library policies
· Assembling and arranging materials for displays
· Keeping records of all library transactions
· Assisting students with copy machines and printers
· Weeding books, magazines and newspapers as needed
· Responding to patron complaints and taking action as necessary
· Compiling lists of new materials, such as books, periodicals and DVDs as needed
· Assisting in Open House programs as needed
· A master’s degree in Library Science with a concentration in archive studies is required.
· Candidates must have knowledge of all archive requirements and standards.
· At least two (2) years archive and general library experience.
· Basic computer and spread sheet application skills.
· Basic ability to perform conservation repairs on materials as needed.
· Good communication and marketing skills.
· Familiarity with best practices in digitization of archival materials.