PT Archives Assistant, Research Institute for Contemporary Outlaws

Private collectors of mid-twentieth century counter-culture material seek part-time assistants for archival processing and administrative work in the University Park area of Los Angeles. This position is suitable for a graduate student enrolled in an MLIS program, but might also be of interest for those studying humanities or arts disciplines such as anthropology, history, sociology, visual arts, or graphic design. Some of the material is controversial in nature. Work will be under the daily supervision of the collector, as well as with training and additional supervision from a professional librarian/archivist, which may make this position eligible for course credit, depending on the criteria of graduate school programs.

Tasks may include a combination of:

    • Arranging, describing, and rehousing photographs, albums, clippings, documents, textiles, film, audio and video digital files, and three-dimensional objects.
    • Video editing.
    • Photography.
    • Graphic design.
    • Scanning and digital file management.
    • Creating and applying metadata to digital files according to cataloging standards.
    • Background research on collection material.
    • Occasional record keeping and making appointments for the collectors.
    • Contributing to social media accounts by preparing posts and assisting with planning.
    • Ordering supplies and tracking use.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Some training/experience in archival preservation methods and/or arrangement and description strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience with Photoshop and Excel.
    • Comfortable in Mac environment.
    • Experience with research methods and sources.
    • Advanced understanding of social media applications, strategies, and trends.
    • Ability to work independently and with good judgment.
    • General knowledge of mid-twentieth century history or popular culture desired.
    • Must be reliable, discreet, and willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Salary: $20/hour

Hours: 12-15 hours a week on a flexible schedule.

How to apply: Send an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume using the Apply button below.

Education & Outreach Librarian – NNLM PSR / UCLA

Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($49,165 –$77,371)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: November 20, 2018

Position Duration: This is a grant funded 2-year temporary position.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Education and Outreach Librarian coordinates all aspects of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) training and exhibit programs. The Education and Outreach Librarian is one member of a team of three outreach librarians.

Specific duties include:
• Develops and maintains instructional and informational education materials and provides training to librarians, health care professionals, partner organizations and other regional constituents.
• Utilizes distance education software to provide training to health care professionals and librarians, including webinars and online courses.
• Collaborates with other NNLM Coordinators and Librarians in planning, implementation and budgeting for educational needs of health care professionals, consumers, and library staff in the region.
• Selects, plans and manages the NNLM PSR exhibit program for regional and national exhibits of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources and services.
• Oversees evaluation of outreach activities and serves as liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
• Maintains and monitors adequate records of training activities through the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports System.
• Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NNLM PSR target populations, and submits presentation proposals aimed at providing education about NLM and NIH resources.
• Contributes information via the NNLM PSR blogs, social media, and website to promote current awareness in NLM, NIH, and NNLM information resources and tools.
• Assists as needed with other NNLM PSR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Experience in planning and delivering educational services in various formats, including course management systems.
• Strong organizational and information technology skills.
• Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs, and working knowledge of NLM resources, such as PubMed.
• Ability to be flexible, work independently, and demonstrate initiative.
• Strong communication and teaching skills and demonstrated experience creating instructional materials and teaching adults.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment and on projects in various settings.
• Willingness to travel throughout the Pacific Southwest Region.

Desired qualifications
• Knowledge of the funding proposal development process and outcomes-based evaluation.
• Experience with health information outreach for health professionals.
• Knowledge of the Medical Library Association’s continuing education and accreditation process.
• Experience with disaster preparedness resources.
• Knowledge and/or experience with big data and data management support.