Monday, February 19, 2018

Manager, Ford Corporate Archives. job posting

The Henry Ford is seeking applicants for the position of Manager, Ford Corporate Archives. Responsible for the leadership and management of the Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Archives, located in Dearborn, Michigan, the Manager works closely with Ford Motor Company’s Heritage Brand Manager and the archivists of the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative to ensure the growth, accessibility, and stewardship of Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Archives collections. In addition, the Manager is responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as well as Ford Motor Company’s Heritage Brand Manager.

For more detail, contact, and application information please see JobID 473 at:

Friday, February 16, 2018

Two more digital job postings today, both at Western MI U.

Two more digital jobs today, both at Western MI U.

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year positions of Digital Projects Librarian and Data Librarian.

Digital Projects Librarian

Data Librarian

Please visit Careers at WMU for further information regarding the position and application procedures:

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Marianne Swierenga, MFA, MLIS
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
University Libraries (Waldo Library)
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 USA
(269) 387-4112

Friday in the archives

Everyone who works today is very busy. I have 7 students and everyone is working on a different collection or series.  Earlier this week we got rid of 29.5 cu.ft. of withdrawn material just from this term so far. We already have another 12 cu.ft. of withdrawn.

Jen viewing, describing film; Courtney processing Weaver-Orals

Jon going through CMU related newspaper clipping scrapbooks

digital job postings today

Two digital job postings today:
 Assist. Dir for Digital Archives at the New School Libraries and Archives, NY City

 Assist. Prof-Metadata Library
Oregon St. U.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Special Collections Archivist job posting

Special Collections Archivist

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collegial, innovative archivist to spearhead strategies for preserving and providing access to physical and digital materials in Special Collections and Archives. The successful candidate for this position will also support the Archives' digitization and digital production strategies, engage in the arrangement, description and access of physical and digital materials, and provide instruction and reference services. The Special Collections Archivist will participate actively in library-wide initiatives through committees, taskforces, and projects that are in line with the Library's strategic mission. Applicants should be eager to shape change and define user-centered services for the Archives. Candidates should have an interest in the evolving roles of research libraries and archives in the changing landscape of higher education, as reflected in the Georgia Tech's Library Next initiative ( Recent graduates and early career professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.
Renewal of the Georgia Tech Library is underway, and along with that renewal, we are re-imagining and redefining the Library. Our physical spaces and library services ...

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize archival systems (ArchivesSpace, Archive-IT, DSpace, Aeon, etc.) to facilitate access to archival collections.
  • Supports the Archives' digitization and digital production strategies, to facilitate access to the Archives' collections.
  • Engage in the arrangement, description and access of physical and digital collections. 
  • Create finding aids and other descriptions and make them available to researchers, faculty and students.
  • Provide reference consultation to researchers through virtual and in person service.
  • Supervise the work of staff assisting with archival processing. 
  • Conduct archival orientation, instructional classes and presentations to faculty, students and other user groups.
  • Conduct outreach to promote awareness of archival collections
  • Design innovative archival services in support of Library Renewal initiative (Library Next).

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information sciences or master's degree in archival administration, or equivalent advanced degree
  • One - Two years experience in each of the following:.
  • Preserving and providing access to physical and digital collections
  • Working with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and other related archival description standards. 
  • Archival arrangement and description of physical and digital materials.
  • Digitization and digital production best practices and workflows.
  • Preserving and providing access to physical and digital collections.
  • Commitment to outreach and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ArchivesSpace or similar archival management software systems.

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As a member of the Georgia Tech Library Faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service. Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment. 
Appointments will be made at the Archivist I (entry-level). 

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.
If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV)/resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library's Human Resources department by using the following link: Special Collections Archivist

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Special Collections Librarian at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg job posting

Special Collections Librarian
The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Special Collections Librarian to manage and provide oversight for the special collections and university archives. This is a full-time library faculty position (12-month appointment), with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship. The Special Collections Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library and faculty colleagues as well as with external partners and donors to advance library goals and initiatives.
Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Special Collections Librarian oversees activities related to organization, development, preservation, and outreach activities for the special collections and archives. She/he will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of special collections, archives, and scholarly publishing. 
Key responsibility areas include:
Building, organizing, and creating access tools for special collections, including Digital USFSP,
Establishing appropriate practices and procedures for collection acquisition, preservation, and security,
Developing and maintaining excellent donor relations and records, throughout the life cycle of the gift process,
Serving as an instruction and collection development liaison with assigned academic departments,
Fulfilling assigned reference and instruction responsibilities,
Providing outreach to the regional community and engaging in external projects as appropriate,
Participating in research & service, and
Supervising special collections staff, interns, student employees, and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
3-5 years of relevant library/archives experience
Experience with a digital archive
Demonstrated knowledge of current archival standards, practices, and technologies
Demonstrated knowledge of collection management
Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
An additional graduate degree, preferably in history
Advanced coursework in archival management
Research and professional service accomplishments that meet expectations for candidate to earn rank of associate librarian in accordance with Promotion Guidelines for Librarians at USFSP
Demonstrated experience with Digital Commons & SelectedWorks (bepress)
Teaching experience and familiarity with online instruction and/or library research guides
A strong user-centered focus and genuine interest in the special collections/archives research community
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams
Outreach experience developing working partnerships with external partners
Research publications and presentations at the national, state, university, or departmental level

Start Date: July 1, 2018
Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.
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Start Date: July 1, 2018
Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

archivist posting in Hawaii

Title: Librarian II (Archivist for University Records)
Position Number: 0083582
Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services
Location: Mānoa, Hamilton Lib, Univ Archives & Manuscripts Department
Date Posted: February 05, 2018
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 12, 2018
Salary Information: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General
Other Conditions: To begin approximately July 2018, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library provides primary source material for research to the students, faculty, and staff of the Mānoa campus, campuses within the university system, and national and international researchers. The holdings include non-circulating materials related to the management of the University of Hawai'i System as well as manuscript collections such as the Hawai'i Congressional Papers Collection, Hawai'i War Records Depository, and Japanese American Veterans Collection.

Duties and Responsibilities

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to join the University Archives & Manuscripts Department. Working in coordination with the rest of the Department, the Archivist will:

  1. Hold responsibility for the selection, appraisal, processing, and promotion of the administrative records and faculty and student papers that comprise the collections of the University Archives.
  2. Coordinate backlog processing projects to retrospectively accession, arrange, and describe 'hidden' University Archives collections, preparing finding aids based on local and national standards (EAD and DACS), and contribute to standardizing processing practices across Library collections.
  3. Participate in public service hours in the University Archives and Manuscripts' Moir Reading Room as well as fulfilling internal and external reference requests.
  4. Work with other members of the University Archives & Manuscripts Department to develop and coordinate instruction and outreach services to the University and greater Hawai'i community.
  5. Work closely with university offices, faculty, alumni/ae, and other donors to identify, appraise, and acquire materials of research interest.
  6. Work alongside faculty and staff across departments to provide content management for the Library's open-source archive software.
  7. Collaborate across departments in planning, evaluating, and implementing digital preservation policies based on best practices with emphasis on capturing/creating metadata and identifying analog materials throughout the Library's archive and manuscript collections for reformatting to digital and/or migration to more stable media.
  8. Write grants or participate in other fund-raising activities in support of the University Archives & Manuscripts collections.
  9. Work with department faculty to maintain and update the University Archives & Manuscripts' web page and blog content.
  10. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion including professional development, research, and service.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. At least 6 months of experience arranging and describing institutional records.
  2. Ability to initiate and design projects and bring them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  3. Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community.
  4. Ability to work effectively with creators of institutional records.
  5. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to think critically.
  6. Familiarity with an archival collection management system (such as ArchivesSpace).
  7. Familiarity with current U.S. metadata content and structure standards relevant to archival control, notably DACS and EAD.
  8. Familiarity with the processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records.
  9. Familiarity with providing reference service.
  10. Ability to train and supervise temporary, part-time, student, or volunteer assistants.
  11. Familiarity with providing outreach at cultural heritage institutions.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.


Human Resources Specialist
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822



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