Under general direction from the Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research, the Librarian/Archivist manages the Austen Fox Riggs Library and Archives by providing a routine to complex librarian/archivist services. Responsibilities of the librarian include: managing a medical specialty library, providing up-to-date information services to all staff to meet their research and education needs, knowledge of Mendeley and other relevant reference management applications; ordering print materials and managing interlibrary loan procedures, development of staff, patient, and family library resources, supervision of patient work-program participants, work within the Erikson Institute to create searchable databases related to special projects; and maintaining an orderly and welcoming space for use of library facilities, and participation and management of a budget process. Responsibilities of the Archivist include: organizing and preserving archival materials for the Austen Riggs Center; proficiency in using ArchiveSpace, ability to expand and update the centennial website using WordPress, curating exhibits of current and historical interest; collaborating with other institutions to provide information about the Austen Riggs Center.
Required qualifications include:
- Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree strongly preferred.
- Minimum three years experience as a librarian required with experience in a psychoanalytic library strongly preferred.
- Skills to manage institutional archival material including proficiency in the use and maintenance of ArchiveSpace.
- Continuing education in electronic licensing and copyright laws.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of people as well as the ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively assist those utilizing the library and its resources.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail, maintaining concentration through regular interruptions; quickly understanding users’ information needs; familiarity with Internet and database searching ability to train others in the use of library systems.
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time using a computer keyboard, occasional lifting up to 25 lbs, reaching, bending, and moving books. Ability to climb stairs.
- Ability to move, shelve and process books. Ability to use other office equipment such as fax machine, copy machine, telephone, and other office equipment.