Position:The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.
Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.
Responsibilities: Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors. Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications. Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.
Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records. Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records. Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access. Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions. Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.
Towson University:Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process: Review of applications begins October 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins January 2020. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.
Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of Processing Archivist Librarian Search.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-3323.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).