Part-Time Adjunct Processing & Digital Archivist - Archives & Special Collections of the College of Staten Island Library

Posted on November 06, 2018


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.


Required Qualifications: Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-Accredited institution, or equivalent. Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends. One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment. Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing, and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats. Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA). Knowledge of tools and systems for digital preservation (e.g. Archivematica, BitCurator, ePADD, FTK, Preservica, RDF, and Semantic Web). Knowledge of tools and systems for Web preservation (e.g., Heritrix and/or Memento Time Travel). Attention to detail and accuracy; organizational skills in planning, prioritizing and achieving goals and coordinating complex projects. Ability to think creatively, take initiative, solve problems, and work both independently and collaboratively. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff and students; and a commitment to customer service. Ability to perform accurate, detailed work. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Physical Work Environment Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks. Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks. Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience coordinating with IT staff. Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description and management of born-digital materials. Knowledge of strategies, including digital forensics, and technology in use by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material. Familiarity with, or aptitude for, the implementation of best practices, principles, standards, and tools such as OAIS, Dublin Core, MODS, and PREMIS. Experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of digital materials in an archives or special collections setting. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues affecting privacy, records restrictions, and access. Familiarity with ArchivesSpace or similar archival collections management tools. Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists. Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist certificate, or courses toward its completion or willingness to pursue the DAS.


Salary, depending on qualifications, begins at $42.95 per hour.


Staten Island, NY


To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three names of reference to: [email protected]

Company Information

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.