Research Associate, Collection DevelopmentThe Getty Conservation Institute
Dissemination and Research Resources
The Dissemination and Research Resources Department of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) develops the Conservation Collection as part of the overall holdings and collecting policy of the Getty Research Library.
The Conservation Collection encompasses monographs, periodical subscriptions, conference proceedings, electronic resources, and a variety of gray literature related to the technical and scientific aspects of cultural heritage conservation research and practice, and is used by an international patron base.
Reporting to the GCI’s Information Center Manager and, in concert with the Research Library, is responsible for the development of the Conservation Collection. Develops and monitors standing and/or blanket orders with vendors; reviews publisher catalogs, bibliographic utilities and resources, and staff recommendations; researches, evaluates, orders and tracks the processing of all print monographs and serial titles, and electronic resources purchased out of GCI funds; reviews Research Library acquisitions to identify conservation literature suitable for coverage in AATA Online; and provides reference services on a rotational basis as well as participating in other Information Center and GCI activities and projects as assigned.
ALA accredited MLS required. 3-5 years experience in library cataloging, technical services or collection development department in an academic, research or special library required. Knowledge of library purchasing practices and budget allocation for print and electronic resources required. Experience with MARC 21, LC subject headings and classification, OCLC, and interpreting bibliographic information required. Strong organizational, analytic, and interpersonal skills required. Familiarity with the field of conservation and the range of literature and information resources used by conservation professionals preferred. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.
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