Job description

Duties: The Archivist is a 'lone arranger' and oversees the day-to-day aspects of the Archives department. Duties include appraising, preserving, arranging and describing print and born-digital archival collections and the Library's rare book collection; acquiring collections through donation and purchase; and managing programs in digitization and oral history; providing research assistance to diverse collection users, including internal constituents and outside researchers; and promoting the collections through written reports, newsletter articles, exhibits and social media. Additionally, the Archivist produces EAD-compliant finding aids for these collections; coordinates cataloging of archival collections and other special collections material with the Library's Technical Services department; and furthers the Archives' ongoing efforts in electronic records management. The Archivist supervises work-study students and graduate school interns in these efforts, and participates in strategic planning with the Director of the Library and the Associate Director for Collections & Foreign and International Law.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Library/Information Science, including coursework in Archives, required; 1 -2 years experience. Additional requirements include archival experience, demonstrated competence in the emerging challenges facing archives, advanced technological literacy, facility with social media, and a natural focus on outreach and promotion. Candidates must be self-motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Preferred skills include encoding EAD-compliant finding aids, Archivists' Toolkit, electronic records management, oral history recording, original cataloging of rare books, and donor relations.

Reference Number: 56-27919

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Biddle Law Library

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 4/8/2018
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