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Librarian/ Archivist

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Librarian/ Archivist

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Librarian Our client is seeking a full-time contract Librarian to join their team in Portland, OR. This position supports the Library and Visitor Center by applying a substantial depth of analysis when searching general and specialized databases and other diverse sources of information in order to deliver research and reference services to patrons. This position also applies standard archival practices such as appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and creation of paper and digital descriptive documents for archival materials, will also present programs in various locations as requested, and supplies historical information to Public Affairs and other interested parties as requested. Additionally, the Librarian makes recommendations regarding archives collection development, thereby having a direct impact on the way the company is represented to future generations. A valid driver’s license is required and up to 10% travel to field sites anticipated; activities include research, working with asset donations, meeting with donors, picking up items for the library. Personal Protective Equipment is required for all field travel: White hard hat, ASTM F2413-11, Class 75EH rated footwear, Electrical and Arc Flash protective clothing/PPE, etc. Responsibilities of the Librarian Communicate with library patrons on a daily basis. This may include contact by e-mail, phone, or in person. Respond as quickly as possible. Assist workers, as well as outside researchers, by researching their reference questions and locating hard-to-find historic materials. Maintain working knowledge of resources the Library receives and subscribes to (print and electronic) in order to assist patrons. This includes government documents, the collection, Sam Moment collection, and main Library collection. Maintain a general working knowledge on the publications available at and elsewhere in lending network relating to historic trends of interest in engineering, hydrology, management, environmental sciences, transmission, and any other subject that might have affected internal operations. Utilize the Library’s integrated library system: SirsiDynix’s Horizon. Provide recommendations for supplies or services that support the archives preservation program. Participate in acquisition of archival materials donated. This includes outreach and cultivation of good donor relations and taking action to arrange, describe, preserve and create access to these materials in accordance with company standards or by established deadlines. Provide input and recommendations to the GPO (Media & Print Services) program for continuous digitization of the company archives to enable preservation of original materials and digital access to these materials. Includes inspection, creation of explicit instructions for vendor and communication with other staff to create access to the digital document collection; work with cataloger, digital asset manager and other staff to coordinate storage of converted digital collections. Assist in drafting and development of policies and procedures related to the handling of documents, photographs, and other historic materials, as well as donor intake procedures. Curate Film Collection: provide access to historic films made by or about the company; includes public presentations about the history and its films, creation and publicity of all aspects of the Film Collection projects, creation of DVD and online materials to distribute to workers and the public. Provide circulation and public information services upon request. Contribute digital descriptive documents (finding aids) of collections to the Northwest Digital Archives Consortium. Present annual Library History talk as well as the training group’s bi-weekly new employee orientation segment (50 min) on company history (includes promotion of library use and events). Serve as a Library Archival Subject Matter Expert, providing recommendations to the manager on the selection, acquisition, circulation, maintenance, and elimination of archival collections, which may include original artwork, maps, research collections and other one-of-a-kind or aggregated materials. Furnish reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services as needed. Synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter incoming data / archival requests, perform in-depth, strategic research in order to provide appropriate responses and/or targeted data to the requester. Assist and monitor researchers as they utilize the archival and library materials. Organize and facilitate the Library Volunteers Program, including scheduling, training, assigning tasks, overseeing projects, performing quality control. Qualifications of the Librarian Master’s degree in Library Science is required. 6 years of demonstrated Archives experience required. Graduate certificate in Archives Management required. Successful completion of the Academy of Certified Archivists exam required. Prior use of library automated systems is required (experience with Horizon® Platform is preferable). Demonstrated experience in film archives is required. Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Pacific Northwest history required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook); MS Office 2010 proficiency required. Technical Requirements Must have working knowledge of computers and familiarity with programs used to perform library and digital archives tasks, such as EAD and other digital archives methodologies. Knowledge of office procedures governing correspondence control and preparation, communication channels, records management, etc. Must have demonstrated editing and proofreading skills. General Requirements Position requires excellent attention to detail and being very thorough in completing work assignments. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and competing needs concurrently under constricted deadlines. Ability to plan, organize, anticipate needs and problems, before they arise, and utilize creative thinking skills in order to efficiently identify a solution. Proven ability to work under pressure in constantly changing and demanding environments; demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity. Ability to work in a professional manner, effectively, collaboratively, and constructively with all levels of personnel, inside and outside of the agency. Ability to work well both independently and with varying workgroups to elicit and foster a positive and supportive work environment. Must be customer-oriented and be able to adapt to work with client staff in a professional and communicative manner. Good communication skills are required. Work independently and effectively under the pressure of frequent interruptions, changes in priorities, and be able to maintain tact and diplomacy. Keep updated on issues and priorities affecting work or the organization. Demonstrate judgment when advising managers of upcoming events that might have a bearing on future decisions. Ensure proper identification of self as a contract worker in all communications, correspondence, etc. Benefits Benefits are available to eligible **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k. About **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
Updated 06/12/2018

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