Librarian/Archivist (Boise State University Libraries, Idaho)

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Created: February 25, 2013


Boise State University Albertsons Library, a fast-paced library focused on mobile/digital advancements, invites applicants for the faculty position of Librarian/Archivist, Assistant Professor in Special Collections and Archives.  The Librarian/Archivist will serve as the library’s liaison to at least one academic department with responsibility for reference and instruction.  The position reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and works both individually and collaboratively with a team that includes one other Librarian/Archivist, a Archives Assistant, and student assistants.

Responsibilities include:

Does reference work in Special Collections including desk, phone, and email requests
Arrangement and description of archives and manuscript collections
Assists with development, planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of digital collections, including establishing policies and workflows
Participates in outreach, exhibits, and other programs
Directs the work of student assistants, interns, and special hires in processing projects
Participates in library planning and committee activities that reinforce the Library’s mission and goals
Participates in general library instruction and reference
Maintains awareness of current trends and advances in archives and librarianship
Minimum qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program
Minimum 3 year professional experience with arrangement and description of archives and manuscript collections
Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as individually
Knowledge of the principles and practices of curation and preservation of electronic records
Strong knowledge of digitization and metadata standards, DACS, and EAD
Strong analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Ability to lift 30 lbs.
Preferred qualifications:

Experience working with Archivists’ Toolkit
Experience using digital curation and preservation tools
Certification through the Academy of Certified Archivists
Salary and benefits:  Minimum salary of $44,000, comprehensive benefits package.  This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status and academic rank.  Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Library faculty must meet Library and University requirements to achieve promotion and tenure.

Application Information:  Send electronic cover letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to (preferred method) or mail to:

Jaque Johnson
Search #AA-0044-23
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID  83725-1430

Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 16:54 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC