Assistant/Associate/Librarian, Educational Research Analyst

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Libraries (141000)



Job Summary/Basic Function:
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Supervisory Archivist will manage onsite and remote storage of archival materials and oversee operations in two separate processing spaces. The position will record incoming accessions, oversee processing, and direct the description of archival materials. In addition, the Supervisory Archivist will oversee the use of collection management software for creation of finding aids and create training tools for use of collections management software as needed. The position directs librarians, staff, and student assistants in the areas of preservation, collection management and processing of both analog and born digital materials. The Supervisory Archivist will provide leadership of the UNT Library's Finding Aid Workgroup, a group composed of librarians/archivists across multiple departments, to coordinate descriptive activity across departments whenever possible. The position works collaboratively with the department head to set priorities, create plans for work, document processes and meet project deadlines. The Supervisory Archivist will also work closely and collaboratively with others in the department to align the work of the Processing Unit with the work of Public Services, Outreach, Preservation, Digitization and Metadata within Special Collections.

* Manages the processing of archival collections, including appraisal, accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats and collecting areas
* Supervise operational workspaces in multiple locations to facilitate projects of differing size, scope and complexity
* Lead the UNT Library's Finding Aid Workgroup
* Maintain donor files, gift agreements and other types of acquisition records
* Assists in collection development and acquisitions in conjunction with department head.
* Ensures compliance with policies and procedures for the acquisition, security, arrangement, description, preservation of and access to the collections
* Creates documentation for departmental processes and procedures
* Implements uniform arrangement and description standards and ensures that materials are efficiently and effectively processed
* Ensures access to collections through inventories, finding aids, catalog records, and other descriptive means
* Encodes finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) for contribution to the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO)
* Works to enhance access to collections through the Digital Library and the Portal to Texas History
* Provides specialized reference assistance to scholars and university community
* Assists the department head in grant proposals and donor relations
* Supervises the department in the absence of the department head

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master's degree from an accredited graduate library program with archives coursework, or equivalent education and experience
* At least three years of experience working in an archives or special collections department
* At least one year of experience managing projects and supervising staff
* Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
* The ability to lift up to 30 pounds and utilize ladders and step stools

Preferred Qualifications:
* Strong experience in archival processing and the application of basic processing strategies for large 20th century collections
* Demonstrated success in bringing projects to completion
* Clear understanding of the application of technology to manuscripts and rare books. The candidate should have experience with some or all of the following: digitization, metadata creation, electronic finding aids, creating content for websites, social media or digital exhibits
* Proficiency with data content and structure standards relevant to the archival control of collection materials (EAD, EAC, MARC, LCSH)
* Familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and rare books collections
* Familiarity with copyright and privacy issues relevant to archives
* Demonstrated personal professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, and participation in national professional associations and activities appropriate to the level of appointment
* Commitment to diversity in collection development, access, outreach and other department activities
* Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists
* Experience using Archon or Archivists Toolkit

Area of Specialty:
Supervisory Archivist

Position Type:
Faculty Equivalent

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
12 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References


Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$48,800 - $72,500

Position Information
Oversees the office of assessment and evaluation (OAE) quality improvement (QI) consultation in conjunction with the Associate Dean and the Director-OAE. Manages data processing, including generating and cataloging OAE reports. Please be advised that the full annualized salary range for this position is $48,800 to $96,200; however due to budgetary reasons, the pay for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the pay scale.

Minimum Requirements
Solid ability to present information in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Solid active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task.
Requires basic knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; knowledge of common organization-specific computer application programs.
Able to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem solving.
Understanding of organizational rules and regulations.
Familiar with Excel, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), Tableau, and/or other related software.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview





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Posted: 9/10/2018
Application Due: 9/11/2018
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