Reporting to the Director of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the Archivist works collaboratively within the department to set priorities and determine appropriate approaches to processing collections and preparing them for use. As a member of the Irvin Department, the Archivist will share in providing service at the Reading Room desk and will participate in instruction and outreach activities, digitization projects, preparation of exhibits, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, donor relations, and the development of grant proposals as appropriate.
Develop program goals, priorities, processing plans, and metrics for the processing of Irvin Department archival collections,
Arrange and describe literary and historical archival collections in accordance with best practices,
Continue to develop the Department's online web-based finding aids using ArchivesSpace,
Collaborate with Digital Collections to develop digital projects that increase access and promote the Department's archival collections as appropriate,
Collaborate with conservation professionals to plan for the conservation of collections,
Participate in general planning and policy development
Participate in the University Library's ArchivesSpace team
Contribute to department reference services by providing reference assistance in person and remotely.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on the intellectual control and organization or archival collections.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 55114
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