Librarian, Library of the United States Golf Association Museum

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The Library of the United States Golf Association Museum seeks a Librarian to oversee one of the world’s premier sports libraries and leading center for scholarship on the history of golf. We are hopeful that you will share the job posting, which can be found in the link below, with your students and alumni.

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

The USGA Golf Museum is seeking an experienced hands-on library professional to oversee one of the world’s premier sports libraries. The Librarian will work with the Director of the USGA Golf Museum to develop, supervise and execute the tactical plans to ensure that the USGA Library remains the world’s leading center for scholarship on the history of the game.

Position Summary

The Librarian is responsible for overseeing and managing library operations, including collections management, scholarship and engagement support. He or she will process collections using best practices; provide services to researchers; catalog and process books; identify materials needing repair and conservation; ensure use of proper preservation techniques; shelve materials; and perform other functions necessary to the operation of a special collections library. The Librarian will support the development of policies and procedures for the growth and care of the collection and will maintain a computerized database for all archived material within the Library.

What you can expect

Collections Management

    • Manages the Library’s strategic planning initiatives as related to collections development, acquisition of digital content, conservation and preservation
    • Develops documentation of policies, procedures and best practices for the Library in collaboration with the Curator of Collections
    • Execute day-to-day library functions related to acquisitions, cataloging and preservation and records management
    • Oversees ongoing library projects related to tracking critical metrics and executing a comprehensive audit
    • Directs USGA staff to proactively maintain association records
    • Collaborates with the Director to proactively identify materials that fit within the Collections Development Plan

Scholarship 

    • Establishes and maintains relationships with scholars, collectors, special collections libraries and other relevant institutions
    • Supports special USGA Golf Museum projects, including the Architecture Archive, the African-American Archive Newspaper Project and the Championship Scoring Database
    • Represents the USGA Golf Museum to the scholarly community at large

Engagement

    • Supports preparation and organization of assets for USGA-generated content
    • Support internal and external researchers at the USGA Library by administering library policy, identifying and retrieving research materials, photocopying and scanning documents, and monitoring researchers

Administration

    • Monitors, analyzes, evaluates and communicates staffing, space, equipment and fiscal needs of the Library
    • Represents the Library regarding policy and budget proposals
    • Oversees Library staff, consultants and interns

What you bring to the USGA

    • A Master’s degree in Library Science, Archival Management or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years professional library or archival experience in a museum or special collections environment
    • Strong strategic planning and communication skills
    • Experience working with information technology applications, including content management systems and digital asset management systems
    • Knowledge of cataloging, specifically on the OCLC platform
    • Expert knowledge of archival principles and practices
    • Knowledge of preservation and conservation standards
    • Knowledge of golf history
    • Detail-oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently
    • Highly motivated individual
    • Enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating with others
    • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills, organizational skills

About the USGA

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide.  Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.  With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules.  Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico.  The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis.  The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future.  The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts.  To learn more, visit usga.org.

The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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