Archives and Rare Books Librarian

Full time

Created: January 31, 2014
Hamilton
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 McMaster University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, and self-confident librarian to join the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections. The successful candidate will be responsible for a full range of archival activities and provision of access to archival and special collections, and will assist in the management and ongoing development of the Division’s collections.

The successful candidate will:

 Appraise, arrange and describe archives following accepted professional standards and practices
 Provide research help in the Division, both in-person and remotely
 Participate in outreach and instruction programs to enhance use of the Division’s collections by the McMaster community
 Participate in managing the Division’s collections and in developing tools and processes for born-digital archives
 Work collaboratively to provide robust and engaging online discovery and access for the Division’s collections, both physical and electronic
 Participate in building and promoting the collections, including occasional site visits with donors
 Supervise the work of student assistants and volunteers

This is a full time continuing appointment reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Collections. Normally scheduled weekly hours will be Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (35 hours/week).

The successful candidate must have the following:

 A Masters degree in Archival Studies, Library Science, or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent
 Minimum of 1 year of experience in an archives or special collections setting
 Knowledge of emerging trends around online access to special collections and management of digital collections
 Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include:

 Demonstrated project management skills
 Strong analytical and problem solving skills
 A second Master’s degree in Humanities/Social Sciences

McMaster University Library expects librarians to be active and engaged with the broader library and research community through both professional service and professional or scholarly activity.

The appointment will be made at the Librarian Level I or II rank with an annual salary range of:
$48,456 - $78,655 or $52,330 - $86,389 depending on rank. The position is included in the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association bargaining unit. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefit package. The Position Responsibility Statement is available from the Library Human Resources Office. Further information about the University Library is available at http://library.mcmaster.ca.

Librarians who wish to be considered for this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae with a covering letter and the names of three references. The estimated start date for this position is April 1, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of gender or sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

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