Friday, March 23, 2007

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian - WCSU

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian - (Assistant Librarian) The Ruth A. Haas Library at Western Connecticut State University is seeking energetic, detail-oriented applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Archivist & Special Collections Librarian position that reports to the Director of Library Services. Archives & Special Collections include university records, manuscript collections, several specialized book collections, and local history holdings. This Librarian will manage all aspects of archival operations including digital conversion and preservation. Additional responsibilities include management and care of all collections and services in the archives, digitization of unique holdings, collection development, organizing meetings and exhibits, providing reference and research instruction in the archives, and participating in the general responsibilities of the library faculty including serving as liaison to the History Department and other designated academic departments and staffing the library's general reference desk (including some evenings and weekends). Minimum salary: $47,643. Additional information about this position can be found at Qualifications: Candidates must have a MLS degree from an ALA accredited program. Experience in archives in a college, university, or research setting, knowledge of current trends in the creation of digital records, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Preferred qualifications include degree concentration in archival studies, experience in digitization projects and metadata standards, experience in web design and development, and knowledge of conservation and preservation practices. WCSU is a dynamic, diverse workplace and the ability to work with students, faculty and staff from various backgrounds and cultures is highly valued. Application Process: Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of application that addresses the position, current vitae, contact information for three professional references and any other materials to Indicate search number 500-123 in the subject line. Consideration will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.