DescriptionDuties: Provides archival, records management, and preservation expertise; sets policy and levels of practice; collects, organizes, and maintains control over a wide variety of information deemed important for permanent safekeeping; processes collections using archival accessioning techniques; provides services to researchers; catalogs and processes library collections; helps to prepare collections, which may be in a variety of formats, e.g., photographs, video and sound recordings, electronic data films, videotapes, audiotapes, DVDS, paper records, letters, and documents for web-based use; assists with library projects that demonstrate a significant added value to collections through formatting; complies with copyright and intellectual property law and University policies; provides University wide access; prepares guides, such as accession lists, indexes and bibliographies and abstracts; determines fiscal requirements and prepares budget recommendations; creates or adjusts catalog records for materials in all formats so that they conform to national and local standards and practices; provides implementation and evaluation of cataloging operations and workflows to expedite the processing of library materials; and performs other duties, as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in archives or a Master's Degree in archival studies; two (2) years of experience in an archival setting.
Requirements: Knowledge of descriptive cataloging principles, experience working with AACR2/RDA and LCSH. USMARC format and archives use of the Internet; knowledge of EAD (Encoded Archival Description); knowledge of archival theory, methods and practices; knowledge of preservation techniques; skill in deciphering deteriorated or poor quality printed matter handwritten manuscripts, photographs, or film; ability to understand the content of documents and the context in which they are created; ability to work independently and collaboratively; ability to organize large amounts of information and write clear instructions for its retrieval and use in metadata; ability to complete projects within a limited time frame.
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 21:12 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC