Job-Special Collections Archivist, University of Baltimore-Langsdale Library

Posted: May 12, 2016 by saacua in Jobs

Position is open until filled. Apply by May 9, 2016 for priority consideration.

The University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library seeks an Archivist in Special Collections to provide collection management and user services in support of the University Archives, the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives, and the national lineage society collections. The successful candidate will process archival collections in all formats according to professional standards and best practices, as well as create and update information about archival collections through the library’s information management systems. The academic selection team looks forward to receiving your required electronic application, cover letter, and resume to learn about your interest in the university’s work and your qualifications for our vacancy.

Our successful candidate will also provide archival reference service and instructional support for UB courses, develop online collections and digital exhibits in conjunction with library faculty, promote collections throughout the University and with community stakeholders, and seek external funding opportunities for the growth and development of collections. This position also helps coordinate projects for volunteers, interns, and student assistants in Special Collections, as well as actively participate on University of Baltimore and University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institution (USMAI) committees and task groups. This is a one-year contractual faculty position, with the possibility of annual contract renewal. Employment offer is contingent on final position funding.

Required Minimum Qualifications: A Master of Library Science degree with a concentration in archives from an ALA-accredited library school. One year of professional archival work experience. Demonstrated public service experience, knowledge of local history, and commitment to community outreach. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, and a strong commitment to public service. Ability and willingness to lift up to 50 pounds while standing on a ladder.

Preferred Qualifications: One year of experience working in a library, preferably in a higher education institution. Demonstrated experience arranging and describing archival collections.

The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

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