Librarian 2, Archives and Special Collections

May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Librarian 2, Archives and Special Collections

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 074457

Work Location: Vancouver, WA

Summary of Duties:
Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver invites applications for a Library Faculty member in Archives and Special Collections, a twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track position to begin no later than January 2, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits are competitive.

WSU Vancouver Library supports the research and scholarship of the students and faculty at the Vancouver campus. The Library combines physical and digital collections, robust document delivery services and user-focused public services to continually build and adapt to WSU Vancouver's dynamic and growing environment. As part of the WSU Libraries multi-campus system, collaboration and strong partnerships are central to our work.

The position responsibilities include:
- Oversees all aspects of the Archives and Special Collections area of the Library including appraisal, accessioning, arranging, and processing of materials in many different formats, including born-digital and digitized formats.
- Creates intellectual access tools, such as archival finding aids, in compliance with current standards.
- Facilitates access to collections for students, faculty, staff, scholars, and the community.
- Addresses collection preservation and security concerns as needed.
- Works collaboratively with members of WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections to insure cross-campus cohesion in the application of archival standards.
- Coordinates community engagement activities including exhibits, programing, and other outreach activities, ensuring diverse perspectives are represented.
- Collaborates with library and campus faculty, community organizations, and campus development personnel on outreach, fundraising and grant opportunities.
- Supervises students and volunteers.
- Engages in scholarly activities resulting in professional publications and presentations.
- Participates in professional activities at local, state and national levels.

Required Qualifications:
ALA accredited MLS or terminal degree in another discipline with a minimum of three (3) years applicable experience; a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in an academic archives or academic special collections department; experience with writing successful grants; demonstrated competence in learning new technologies; demonstrated experience in working with community groups to increase community access to archival/historical collections; demonstrated ability to fulfill requirements of a tenure-track faculty position, including research, publication and service activities.

Posting Open Date: 04/26/2017

Posting Close Date: 5/29/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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