Curator of Manuscripts & Digital Projects

Bowling Green
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Created: July 7, 2015


The Curator of Manuscripts and Digital Projects provides the oversight and coordination of digital projects for the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) and participates in departmental digital initiatives. Develops and oversees innovative, digital projects that enhance access, discovery and retrieval of collections, and coordinates the promotion and preservation of digital collections and manuscripts. Initiates and supervises archival processing and description of manuscript collections. Provides reference services for students, faculty, and off-campus researchers utilizing primary and secondary research materials.
  • Coordinates and assists in the processing of manuscript collections; develops policies, procedures and guidelines for the accessioning, description, loan, handling and care of manuscript collections. Provides acquisition and deaccessioning recommendations, and participates in consultation activities for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts.
  • Develops and oversees innovative, collaborative digital projects for the CAC that enhance online access to primary source materials. Participates in departmental digital initiatives sometimes in a leadership role. Consults with the Head Librarian and Reference Archivist on selection and scope of digital projects.
  • Develops partnerships with key stakeholders on and off campus on projects that will promote, enhance and preserve the CAC's print and digital manuscript holdings. Serves as curator for outward facing exhibits. Researches, writes, and designs exhibition publications and grants. Assists in developing and implementing educational tours, programs, and activities including exhibition receptions and openings.
  • Provides reference services, including in-depth knowledge of the collection to assist patrons in discovering, accessing and effectively using the full range of resources available in the CAC and the University Libraries (UL). Writes new and updates finding aids. Facilitates the transfer of and service to organizational archives not within the scope of the National Student Affairs Archives.
  • Participates in public outreach activities of the Center for Archival Collections, including: providing tours and instructional presentations on CAC/UL holdings and their research value to BGSU classes and off-campus groups.
  • Assists in the selection, training, and supervision of student employees and interns.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
  • Strong technology skills including knowledge of digitization practices and Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience processing manuscript collections preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practices for managing and preserving digital collections.
  • Knowledge of archival management issues and trends including applications for organizing and managing archival research data.
  • Demonstrated presentation experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience mounting exhibits.


Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 16:26 UTC

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