Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist

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Created: January 20, 2015


Furman University,
Greenville, South Carolina

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 01/14/15

Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist
Job Description Summary:
Provides leadership in the facilitation of learning, teaching and research, focusing on the use of special collections and archives materials. Maximizes exposure and usage of the special collections for scholarly and pedagogical purposes to students, faculty and staff. Builds the collections to support the curriculum and manages the organization and preservation of materials in all collections and formats. Coordinates the identification, collection, and organization of University content of enduring value.

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS, Master’s degree in Archives, or another appropriate field that includes relevant course work.
Minimum of 5 years progressive leadership experience in a library archives or special collections.
In-depth knowledge of best practices and current standards for effective and efficient archival processing and preservation.
A strong commitment to teaching and outreach.
Teaching experience.
Experience interacting effectively working with donors.
Experience in planning digital collections containing archival and/or special collections materials.
Familiarity and facility with emerging library technologies and trends in special collection and archives.
Supervisory experience.
Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Second Master’s degree in a related field.

Work Environment:
Located in the James B. Duke Library, the Special Collections and Archives department includes the beautiful William Gilmore Simms Research Room and a capacious staff work area. The sizeable Special Collections and Archives storage area is carefully controlled to maintain optimal temperature and humidity.

For a full job description, visit http://libguides.furman.edu/library/jobs.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/567181.

Furman University is an equal opportunity employer strongly commited to diversity within its community.


Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 03:27 UTC

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