Job Posting: Full Time Archivist/Librarian at LIM College

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.



·         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.

Author: owarschaw

Fashion & Textile Design Librarian at The New School

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