Processing Archivist (Non-tenure track)

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
May 04, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810620

Position Summary: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Processing Archivist. This is a one-year renewable appointment reporting to the Archival Access Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives and working collaboratively in an archival team of 3 archivists and 2 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries. This position supports access to and preservation of the Libraries' rare and unique resources, including manuscript collections, through physical arrangement and intellectual description. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement of varied formats of materials and creation of finding aids and other inventories; maintaining the department's archival data management system; accessioning collections; management of authorities and rights; screening for potentially sensitive materials; applying preservation strategies; providing reference service; and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in arrangement, description, and preservation of manuscript collections.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES PROCESSING ARCHIVIST RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Processing Archivist. This is a one-year renewable appointment reporting to the Archival Access Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives and working collaboratively in an archival team of 3 archivists and 2 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries. This position supports access to and preservation of the Libraries' rare and unique resources, including manuscript collections, through physical arrangement and intellectual description. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement of varied formats of materials and creation of finding aids and other inventories; maintaining the department's archival data management system; accessioning collections; management of authorities and rights; screening for potentially sensitive materials; applying preservation strategies; providing reference service; and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in arrangement, description, and preservation of manuscript collections. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. * Demonstrated experience processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids in accordance with archival best practices * Demonstrated knowledge of current archival content and structure standards * Demonstrated experience implementing basic preservation standards for archival collections * Experience working independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization * Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Organizational and project management skills * Experience working with ArchivesSpace or other archival data management system * Experience applying MPLP (More Product Less Process) as well as more intensive processing strategies * Knowledge of HTML and experience with WordPress for content management * Experience working with born digital collections * Knowledge of photographic formats * Successful completion of the Certified Archivist exam ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, holds the designation as a Top Fulbright Producing Institution having had 163 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 7 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, with over 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu. Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. SALARY/BENEFITS: Non-tenure track renewable appointment. Salary is $45,000-$50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor. Position open until filled. Applications received by May 31, 2017 are assured of receiving full consideration. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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