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Librarian, United States Golf Association (USGA), Liberty Corner, NJ

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

Application & Full Job Description: https://boards.greenhouse.io/unitedstatesgolfassociation/jobs/4272782002

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