Medical Librarian

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Archives & Records Management, the Digital Archivist holds primary responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of all in-house programs and databases used by the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, including the DSpace digital repository and the Inmagic DB/TextWorks image database. The Digital Archivist is the Archives’ primary resource for the curation, management and preservation of digitized and born-digital archival material. This position also arranges and describes paper archival material, provides reference and outreach services for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Queens collections, and completes other projects as assigned by the Archivist.
  • Administer and maintain the Mount Sinai Digital Repository (the DSpace application), including server administration and the creation and maintenance of appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Catalog digital objects in the Mount Sinai Digital Repository and develop workflows for the ingest and management of large record sets, including the automated deposit of material from the Liferay content management system.
  • Maintain the Collection Management System (CMS), which tracks details of the Archives' physical and electronic holdings, and the Reference Request Database, which tracks usage statistics, both of which are in Microsoft Access.
  • Provide education about and advocacy for the Mount Sinai Digital Repository to the broader Mount Sinai community.
  • Maintain the Lucidea DB/TextWorks image database and its associated web interface, including server administration.
  • Communicate effectively with outside vendors to support DSpace and Lucidea DB/TextWorks.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of trends in archival management related to the preservation, access, organization and digitization of source materials, including metadata schemas, digital media processes, institutional repositories (such as DSpace) and open access initiatives.
  • Serve as the Department’s representative at professional digital archives conferences.
  • Create digital surrogates of print, image and audio material in accordance with Archives policies and best practices.
  • Maintain and update the Archives web presence using the Vignette content management system.
  • Participate in the planning process for the Archives Division.
  • Process, arrange and describe archival material in accordance with professional best practices, including all levels and forms of description.
  • Answer reference requests related to the history of Mount Sinai and the contents of the Mount Sinai Archives.
  • Serve as the primary processing and reference archivist for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Queens collections.
  • Participate in outreach activities, including researching, designing and mounting exhibits in the Annenberg lobby display cases, creating lobby slides, and writing blog posts. 
Requirements:
  • Minimum Education
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, History or a related field with a concentration in Archives & Records Administration.
  • 1-3 years experience processing archival collections.
  • 1-3 years experience with a major digital repository platform; DSpace experience is most desirable, but alternative platforms (Hydra, Islandora) are acceptable. If not previously experienced with DSpace, the Digital Archivist will be responsible for familiarizing themselves with the DSpace data model and system configuration.  
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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