Under the direction of the Head Librarian, the Reference Archivist provides leadership in the administration of reference service at the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) to the BGSU community and the public, including both in-person and distance inquiries; and serves as webmaster for the CAC, The position organizes (processes) and describes manuscripts, assists with public outreach activities such as tours, class presentations, and social media, selects content for digital exhibits, consults on displays of CAC materials, and serves as unit expert on genealogy. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student employees and graduate assistants. In absence of the Head Librarian, serves as the head of the unit.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Serves as Reference Specialist at the Center for Archival Collections and provides specialized reference services to students, faculty and researchers. Coordinates and oversees all aspects of reference services for the CAC. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student employees and graduate assistants. Manages all aspects of the CAC Reference Desk. Plans, implements and evaluates reference and access services. Creates indexes, bibliographies and Lib Guides. Prepares and monitors the annual student employment budget. Supervises the maintenance of equipment. In absence of the Head Librarian, supervises permanent employees and serves as the head of the unit.
Processes manuscript collections as needed, including organizing, arranging, and creating the finding aid. Selects content for digital exhibits and consults on the display of CAC materials. Coordinates the CAC reading room exhibits.
Participates in outreach activities of the CAC, including: providing tours and instructional presentations on holdings and their research value to BGSU classes and off-campus groups. Coordinates instructional activities on behalf of the CAC.
Serves as the Center for Archival Collection's webmaster. Includes working with the UL webmaster, determining content standards (within the guidelines set by BGSU and UL), structure and organization of the CAC website, the technical preparation of documents, images, and files to be added to the website, and the uploading, maintenance, and revision of data. Serves as unit liaison for posting content to various UL platforms. Oversees and maintains CAC social media efforts.
Oversees processing within the National Student Affairs Archives (NSAA) in consultation with the Head Librarian. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the graduate student assistant(s) hired to work with NSAA collections. Arranges collections and develops finding aids for the Center for Archival Collections. Responds to information requests related to the NSAA collections.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Strong communication and verbal skills
Effective planning, organizational, and project management skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually with administrators, faculty, staff and campus constituents.
Strong technology skills including knowledge of digitization practices
Knowledge of genealogical and historical research practices
Experience with library instruction
Experience processing archival collections
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Deadline to apply: August 2, 2019
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Master’s degree in library and information science, archives and records management or related field required. Successful candidate must have Master’s degree conferred at the time of application.
The following experience is required:
1 year of archival or special collections experience
1 year reference services experience
1 year supervisory experience, including students or regular employees
About Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.