Project Archivist

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Created: August 5, 2013


Reporting to Manuscript Archivist and grant Primary Investigator, the Project Archivist processes the manuscript collections that comprise the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) two year, grant funded project "Revealing Her Story:  Documenting African American Women Intellectuals."  The Project Archivist also creates descriptive tools for each collection including MARC catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids.  The incumbent is expected to provide outreach on behalf of MARBL, through social media, contributions to the MARBL Magazine, and/or the creation of exhibits based on the project.  The incumbent also participates in administrative activities such as submitting activity reports and supervising two graduate students.  Specific duties of the incumbent include:                                                                  
  • Creates work plans which record basic information about the collection, suggest proposed arrangement schemes, as well as the estimated duration of the project and any decisions made during the project.
  • Performs basic preservation work such as removing rusty metal hardware, unfolding and flattening documents, and transferring material to new, acid-free folders and boxes.
  • Conducts appraisal of material within collections, a process by which the permanent, archival value of materials are evaluated.
Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies OR equivalent education and experience (relevant subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging and describing manuscript collections, preferably in a special collections library in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to archives and manuscript collections.


Published: Monday, August 5, 2013 11:43 UTC

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