Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in History (Archives emphasis), Museum Studies, ALA accredited Master's degree in library and information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience required. Evidence of project leadership; in-depth knowledge of digitization, restoration and preservation of historical collections; web based content development & development of internet based collection access tools; ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in a complex and rapidly changing environment; proven evidence of supporting teamwork; commitment to a service-oriented library; and an understanding of technology as it pertains to historical collections required. Knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library; experience with encoded archival description (EAD) finding aids, METS and Past Perfect preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Assists with records retention to ensure regular flow of materials from University units to the Historical Collections; cares for the archival, museum and rare books holdings; and processes archival collections according to accepted arrangement and description practices while maintaining current and accurate donor, accession and collection records to ensure legal compliance. Collaborates and supports departments engaged in fund-raising activities; prepares reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications; identifies and prepares applications for external funding in support of exhibits, programming, and digitization projects. Actively markets and maximizes the visibility of the History of Medicine collections through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. Leads digitization projects; enhances access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; responds to History of Medicine requests from scholars and the Upstate community; assists with primary research; and conducts tours of the collections; participates in scholarly, professional, and service activities and volunteers with Upstate campus organizations.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.