Position: Archivist/Taxonomy Librarian
Organization: National Fire Protection Association
Location: Quincy, MA
The Archivist / Taxonomy Librarian is responsible for acquiring, cataloging and managing content in NFPA's archives; and for creating, developing and maintaining a taxonomy for the Association's digital assets. A member of the library team, the archivist is an active contributor to research activities and projects, and verifies information using NFPA catalogs, FileMakerPro, SharePoint, commercial databases and the Internet. As part of the digital asset management team, works with end users, content providers, and stakeholders to develop and enhance the taxonomy for information retrieval.
- Manage the use and collection development of the Association archives
- Identify and acquire new NFPA publications, regardless of format; seek older publications not in the collection
- Arrange and describe archival collections, create finding aids, catalog new acquisitions and update MARC records
- Create, maintain, and provide electronic access to NFPA's image collections
- Manage digital preservation projects for individual items and collections
- Oversee conservation and preservation of materials
Digital Asset Management-Taxonomy
- Assist in the selection, development and future enhancements of a system for managing NFPA's digital assets
- Develop a structure for a controlled vocabulary for NFPA's digital assets, using nationally-recognized indexing, metadata and taxonomy standards
- Collaborate with Association-wide users and creators of digital materials to develop a controlled vocabulary
- Develop user documentation and training
- Train content providers and searchers
- Conduct research for NFPA staff
- Maintain the Library's website and intranet pages
- Maintain access to and update local databases
- Assist with walk-in, email, and telephone inquiries
The Technical Services Assistant is responsible for the daily check in, labeling, distribution and shelving of materials received by the library. The Technical Services Assistant maintains serials records in the integrated library system, orders new materials for attorneys and the print collection and resolves issues associated with vendor shipping and invoicing discrepancies. This is a full-time position that requires 35 hours of work per week.
A Masters in Library and Information Science or a minimum of two years in an archives management experience; hands-on knowledge of taxonomy creation, including metadata, content classification, and controlled vocabularies; knowledge of conservation and preservation principles and procedures; knowledge of LCSH, MARC format, and standards-based metadata schema, Dublin Core, XML, XMP; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently and take initiative. Desired: experience or a degree in engineering, publishing, or fire protection engineering.
NFPA provides an excellent salary / benefit package. If interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to:
Human Resources Department
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
A full job description for this and other open positions at the NFPA are located in the Career Center at www.nfpa.org/jobs.
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