Project Archives Assistant

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Created: September 20, 2012


Posting Number: 0601174
Classification Title: University Library Specialist
Working Title: Project Archives Assistant
Position Number: 082951
Department: Library-App Collection - 275010

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or high school and five years of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License/Certification Required:

Preferred Qualifications:
Prefer advanced degree or coursework in library science, public history, or archival studies; knowledge of Appalachia, religious history, and/or regional music traditions; experience processing collections and writing finding aids; and familiarity with Archivists' Toolkit and DACS and EAD standards. Must be organized, able to set priorities, and work well both independently and as a team. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills needed.

Brief Description of Work for this Position:
This is a full-time, time limited position funded by a grant, which begins October 1, 2012 and ends September 30, 2014. Vacation leave acquired during the project must be used prior to ending of contract period, September 30, 2014. Position is journey level archival work requiring the application of archival techniques of processing, arrangement, and description. Employee is responsible for the arrangement and description of historical records and the preparation of written finding aids. The employee will process materials from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection's backlog and more fully describe selected processed collections as well as contribute updates about the project to the University Library's blog and through other means.

Type of Position: Time-Limited-Full Time

Appointment Type (example - 1.0=100%; .75=3/4 etc.): 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Critical/Essential Staff: "In accordance with Appalachian State University's Critical and Essential Staff Policy", this position has been designated as critical to the operations of the university. No

Physical Demands of Position: Position is primarily a desk job; employee will spend much of his/her time at the computer. Employee must be able to lift archival boxes weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

This is a partial announcement. To view the complete announcement, please go to Appalachian State University's Career Page and search for posting 082951.

Source: Thanks to Erin Lawrimore for this one!

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