Project Archivist Librarian 2/ two-year term

Cleveland, OH
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Salary: 57,200
Created: October 19, 2023


Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative
individual for the Project Archivist Librarian 2/ two-year term position.
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Project Archivist will work with other archivists, librarians and
support staff in the service-driven University Archives and Special Collections team to support
university research and instruction, and library collections, services, and programs. The position
of project archivist will support services nurturing library partnerships with faculty, students, non-
academic staff, outside scholars, genealogists, other libraries and archival agencies, and other
external users. Working with the university archives and special collections team, the project
archivist, based in the University Archives, will be primarily responsible for appraising,
arranging, and describing high priority university records. Additional tasks will include
participating in outreach efforts, providing research and reference assistance, and digitizing
archival material. This is a two-year term position supporting the operations of Kelvin Smith
Library’s archival unit during a major archival processing project and the implementation of
ENVIRONMENT: Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research
institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American
Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for  approximately 5,792
undergraduate and 6,400 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of
dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the
College of Arts and  Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic
and research centers and institutes, all  within an academic culture that promotes and values
innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community,
CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland
Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and
the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve
University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats.
KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of
over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital
Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and
develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
(ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for
Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic
Libraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the
Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library,
and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.
Education: Master's degree in a relevant discipline is required. Formal training in archival theory
and practice OR demonstrated understanding of current archival theory and practice.
Experience: 1 to 3 years of experience. Some experience processing moderately complex
record series.
SALARY This position is a L2 with a minimum of $57,200. The salary will be offered to
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 12036.

CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries
are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism,
inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.
CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve
University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of
underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Published: Saturday, October 21, 2023 18:49 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, October 21, 2023 18:49 UTC