Librarian: Assistant Archivist

San Marcos
Jan 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Librarian: Assistant Archivist

Job Number: 2017185

Location: San Marcos

Department: University Library

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
Masters degree from an ALA accredited program; knowledge of archival processing standards, including arrangement and description and the preparation of finding aids; familiarity with DACS, EAD, AACR2/RDA and other descriptive standards; knowledge or ability to learn collection management databases, including Archivists Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, and Sierra and specific applications including Omeka, DSpace, Gato, LibGuides; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; ability to work independently and collaboratively to contribute to a positive and efficient work environment; strong commitment to customer service; ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment including handling fragile and rare materials.

Preferred Qualifications:
Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) certification or working toward certification.

Job Description:
The Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University is seeking an Assistant Archivist to join our University Archives team. Under the direction of the University Archivist and Records Manager, this position assists with the daily operations of the University Archives, with an emphasis on making materials available to researchers.

Job Duties:
Arrange, describe, and rehouse materials according to archival standards. Create database records, finding aids, and prepare information for library catalog records. Promote accessibility to materials and assist with patron requests for reference and research. Manage the day-to-day physical location of archival materials, including moving materials to and from the Archives & Research Center (ARC) to meet department and patron needs. Perform other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department. Engage in professional activities in accordance with Texas State Universitys standards for promotion for professional librarians and curators.

Additional Information to Applicants:
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Available ranks include Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, and Librarian. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

Texas States 38,849 students choose from 98 bachelors, 90 masters and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Job Open Date: 01/18/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce


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