Library Archivist - LB9996
Staff (Full-Time) --> Library
Reporting directly to the Library Dean, the Archivist is responsible for all aspects of the library’s University Archives and Special Collections, both in tangible and online formats. The successful candidate must have the ability to combine independent work with highly-developed organizational skills; the ability to complete short-term tasks efficiently and long-term tasks with persistence.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the specific duties listed below. Please submit a cover letter with the application
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversees the functioning of Archives and Special Collections, including accessioning, processing, maintaining, and updating archival material into both tangible and online files using controlled vocabulary and best archival practices.
- Arranges and describes collections according to professional standards, including creating DACS-compliant finding aids.
- Trains, supervises, and evaluates student assistants assigned to Archives and Special Collections.
- Applies records retention standards in accordance with University policies and best archival practices, using standard Archives software.
- Creates metadata and uploads material into the Digital Archives (ContentDm).
- Practices preservation to ensure long-term viability and appropriate storage of material.
- Provides research services for the University community, as well as the surrounding public community, researchers, historians, and genealogists. Supports academic programs and curriculum upon request, including speaking to classes at the request of professors.
- Promotes the Archives and Special Collections through marketing, social media, and exhibits, as well as through community public speaking events (for both on- and off-campus groups).
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Dean.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate effective work with a large and diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
- Critical thinking and independent judgement skills
- Ability to effectively multi-task
- Creativity and imagination
- Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion
- Ability to work with considerable independence within the scope of established policies and procedures
- Required: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with Archives work or certification; or Master’s degree in Archival Studies; or the equivalent graduate education
Salary Grade: 6
This position is located at 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL. View the Google Map in full screen.