Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian-Archives
As a member of the Claire T. Carney Library’s Archives and Special Collections team, the Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian is primarily responsible for processing the papers of former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank. This is a one-year, temporary appointment with the possibility of a second and third year renewal, dependent on performance and funding. Reporting to and under the direction of the Head of the Archives and Special Collections Division, the Project Archivist will develop and implement a comprehensive archival processing plan for the Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection (CBFA) that includes but is not limited to arrangement, description, preservation, access and security for records in all formats. The Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian’s work requires application of archival best practices and national standards, as well as specific practices for political papers. Work also involves identifying series within the collection for digitization and includes contributing content to the Archives and Special Collections web page and social media outlets.
Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Librarian, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for the Assistant/Associate Librarian includes activities such as contributing to the goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.
Lastly, the Assistant/Associate Librarian participates in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education, with a concentration in archives management.
Experience: Previous experience in archival arrangement, description, cataloguing methods, archival management and access methods.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:
- Experience handling primary materials.
- Knowledge of preservation issues.
- Ability to work in a collegial setting.
- Demonstrated ability to write proposals and reports.
- Demonstrated ability to complete projects or assignments in archival processing, arrangement and description.
- Strong interpersonal communications skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practices and standards in archival processing.
- Demonstrated knowledge of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives and special collections.
- Knowledge of descriptive standards such as DACS and use of appropriate thesauri.
- Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards as they pertain to archival materials.
- Knowledge of modern congressional papers collections.
- Demonstrated experience processing congressional collections.
- Demonstrated experience in metadata creation.
- Experience in processing large collections (100+ linear feet).
- Demonstrated application of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives and special collections.
- Familiarity with the U.S. Congress, the legislative process, and congressional office practices.
- Experience managing a variety of audiovisual formats in archives.
- Degree in History or substantive coursework in modern American History.
- Additional degree in a related field.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The review of applications will begin October 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.
View official posting and apply at: https://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63874&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1443038591497