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Processing Archivist (Kaplan Collection)Job Profile Title
Librarian AJob Description Summary
Reporting to the Head of Manuscripts and Archives Processing in the Special Collections Processing Center at the Kislak Center, the project archivist will be responsible for ensuring the intellectual and physical quality control over the Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica. This position will consist of two separate, but related phases and responsibilities. During phase one, the Project Archivist will receive training in the complex metadata standards for processing the collection. As part of that training, the Kaplan Project Archivist will complete outstanding metadata quality control needs of items already digitized and available on Colenda, Penn’s system for long-term preservation and access to digital assets. Phase two, the duration of the project, will be to undertake a physical inventory of the Kaplan Collection, examining the collection, verifying each item’s presence on Colenda, creating metadata for items NOT on Colenda, and recording physical location. This is an eighteen month position.Job Description
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Metadata quality control for materials that have been processed, imaged, and uploaded to Colenda, ensuring standardization, enhancing existing metadata, and removing biased or harmful language where necessary.
- Inventory physical collection of material, establishing physical control.
- Create new metadata according to collection standards for collection material that has not been scanned.
- Write blog posts and participate in activities or events for the Kislak Center in order to promote the collection and raise awareness to Penn faculty and students and the wider research community.
- Work with Special Collections Processing Center staff to improve workflows, policies, and best practices.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
- An accredited master’s degree in library and information science, with a concentration in archives.
- Expert knowledge of metadata schemas.
- Knowledge of Jewish practices, culture and religion.
- The ability to work both independently and with others in a collaborative work environment.
- Demonstrated ability to manage time and complete projects efficiently and effectively.
- Fluency with Microsoft Office software, in particular Excel.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Willingness to promote collection material through social media and events.
- A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Reading comprehension in Hebrew.
- Reading comprehension in Yiddish and other Jewish Semitic languages.
This is an 18-month term position.
A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.
Budgeted Pay Range:
$55,000 -- $65,000 commensurate with education and experience.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLibrarian ADepartment / School
University LibraryPay Range
$37,220.00 - $56,087.33
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