Head, Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
The Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center is seeking a Head, Medical Center Archives, who will provide leadership and strategic planning in support of the research, teaching, and preservation needs of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center community. The position includes overseeing the acquisition, processing, and access of analog and born-digital institutional records and related personal papers, managing several operating budgets and endowments, engaging in outreach using the archival material, facilitating a variety of reference services to internal and external constituencies, and managing two full-time faculty archivists. Reporting to the Director of the Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, the Head, Medical Center Archives is expected to align their work within an organization that prioritizes antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and mentorship among its core values.
The Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine was established in 1972 and contains records dating to 1771. The Medical Center Archives is undergoing a period of transformation and serves a diverse clientele. The Head, Medical Center Archives, will interact with high-level administrators, donors, faculty, staff, students, and the public, and must have excellent interpersonal skills. As faculty, the incumbent is expected to engage with professional organizations and contribute to the scholarship of the profession. This position also plans and oversees all activities of the Heberden Society history of medicine lecture series.
We are seeking a self-motivated, forward-thinking candidate with an ability to prioritize the various responsibilities this position entails. Candidates must have the ability to meet requirements for appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Archivist, including a record of professional achievement in research, scholarship, and service.
A complete job description can be found here. Interested parties are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Head, Medical Center Archives” in the subject line through April 15, 2024.
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- Internship opportunities for graduate students in Library, Information Science, Archives, Public History, or Museum Studies programs will be posted on this webpage, and can sometimes be arranged separately in conjunction with academic coursework or area of interest. Please contact Diana Delgado with your interests and availability for internships in the Samuel J. Wood Library, or email@example.com with your interests and availability for internships in the Medical Center Archives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. All internship arrangements are finalized through Library Administration, in conjunction with Weill Cornell Medicine Human Resources.