Job Requisition Number: 26945. The Environmental Design Archives The Environmental Design Archives, a unit of the College of Environmental Design, holds more than five million items within more than 200 archival collections. It is the most extensive source of written and visual information on the development of the Bay Area and Northern California architecture and landscape architecture. To support the educational mission of the University, the Environmental Design Archives is committed to raising awareness of the significant design heritage of Northern California and beyond through collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the designed environment. Staffing consists of a curator, collections archivist, and student technicians to support a full archival program.
70% Reference: •Reviews, develops, and documents policies and procedures that govern the use of archives holdings. •Ensures all intellectual property concerns relating to the use of collections are addressed within established legal and policy frameworks; promotes open access to archival materials. •Explores, proposes, and implements new technologies that facilitate researcher access to the holdings of the EDA. •Manages all reference and research services, including classroom instruction, tours, and rights and reproductions. •Works with EDA Curator and other professional staff on long-range planning, annual goal-setting, and policy and procedure development. •Manages outreach programs including the Archives website, Friends of the Archives, fundraising events, products, and publications.
20% Archival Processing: surveys and analyzes collection contents and existing finding aids to determine original order, and identifies restricted or problematic materials and preservation needs. Develops and implements collection level processing plans reflecting strategies for each collection to be researched, arranged, described, and cataloged based on condition, significance, complexity and urgency of research requests. Recognizes the complexities of architectural drawings and reproduction methods and their special requirements for housing. Undertakes in-house conservation activities such as humidification, flattening, and mending.
10% Administration: compiles work-related statistics, prepares memos, attends work-related training, workshops, classes, and meetings. Assists with grant writing and other fundraising endeavors.•Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of archival collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship. •Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instruction within an archival setting. •Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, scholars, archival users, and professional colleagues. •Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections. •Knowledge of architectural or landscape architectural history, theory or practice. •Experience coordinating external support groups, fundraising, and developing innovative education and outreach programs. •Demonstrated Experience with exhibition programs and registrar duties. •Experience in supervising other employees. •Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the media, culturally diverse library users, and colleagues as well as local and regional architecture and landscape architecture communities. •Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. •Excellent analytical skills; initiative and flexibility; and organizational, time, and project management skills. •Candidate should possess a strong commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment. •By time of application must have MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school or an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training. In accordance with ARTICLE 28.B.5.b: Limited Appointment: The automatic conversion to career status, as provided in Section B.2. above will not occur when one or more of the following occur: b. The position into which the employee is hired is not an “ongoing” position, in that the position is established and funded for 18 months or less at any percent of time. In the event the position is funded beyond 18 months, the limited appointee shall be converted to career retroactive to the first of the month following attainment of 1000 hours; except that nothing in this subparagraph precludes the University from releasing the limited appointee prior to the effective date of the funding extension.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html
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