Head of Core Collection Reference Files
MARGARET HERRICK LIBRARY
The Head of Core Collection Reference Files is responsible for managing the library's collection of paper-based and digital material organized in the main categories of film production, biography and general subjects; assessing material for inclusion in the reference files, which include clippings, marketing materials and film ephemera; working with the DMS and IT teams to develop and execute a plan for digitization and evaluate Web archiving services to support the collection; and working collaboratively to establish film title, subject and name headings for the Academy authorities and taxonomy. This is a full-time position reporting to the Library Director.
Duties and responsibilities
The Head of Core Collection Reference Files’ duties include supervising of staff members who evaluate, organize and catalog collection materials; supervising of staff members who produce preservation microfilm of collection materials; research and consultation on preservation technologies; implementing collection development policies; determining collecting, indexing and storage processes for paper-based collection materials; working with DMS/IT to determine indexing and storage for digital materials including digital publications and websites; ensuring consistency of practical procedures; working within the Academy-wide collection management system to maintain and develop databases for managing the collection; and supervising ongoing inventory projects. This position also provides reference services on a regular basis.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Master’s degree in library and information science or archival studies from an accredited program
- Minimum five years library/archival work experience
- Expert film history/industry knowledge
- Expert knowledge of the rules and practices in complex filing systems and archives
- Experience with databases and integrated library systems
- Familiarity with preservation techniques, microfilm conversion and digital archive management
- Familiarity with content management systems
- Strong technology skills, experience with Archive-It highly desirable
- Familiarity with authority control systems, subject analysis, copyright law and policies
- Other duties as assigned
- Strong service orientation
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues, administrators and patrons
- Ability to lead a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to balance multiple projects and effectively set priorities
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