Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, seeks applicants for the position of University Archivist, Pius XII Memorial Library.
Reporting to the Head of Collection Management Services, leads and manages the Archives and Digital Services Department of the Saint Louis University Libraries. Responsible for setting policies and procedures, supervising staff, and overseeing acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and access for collections. Develops collections and fosters institutional and donor relationships to acquire suitable materials, and for University Archives identifies, acquires, and maintains records of enduring value that chronicle the development of the institution. Promotes collections through instruction, exhibition, publication, and other public programs. Represents University Archives and participates in university records management.
Duties: 1.Manages department and coordinates and supervises staff activities. 2.Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and work flow for archival and digital curation, including: acquisition, arrangement, preservation, description, and access for collections. 3.Represents Archives and Digital Services, as well as participates in collection development which includes contacting offices, faculty and staff and negotiating the acquisition of archival collections. Responsible for arranging on-site inventories, boxing, transferring, and ensuring that accession and gift agreement documentation is recorded. 4.Enhances resource discovery and improves access to collections by implementing and supporting technological and metadata strategies associated with archives and digital scholarship, including: scripting, programming, harvesting, applying metadata schema, evaluation and testing of new archival information and content management systems software. 5.Maintains skills and knowledge of standards and best practices in archival processing and management and remains current in profession through active membership in professional organizations or attendance at conferences, workshops, and educational programs or through reading and/or publication in professional literature in order to contribute to strategic change and advancement of the profession. 6.Provides service to the department, library, and university through active participation on committees, in meetings, and in other capacities as needed and as opportunities arise, including participation in resource development, grant writing and fundraising efforts. 7.Promotes use of collections through classroom instruction, outreach, public presentations, tours, exhibitions, and publications. 8.Participates in providing reference services (in-person, phone, e-mail) for SLU students, faculty, administration, and other non-SLU patrons.
Required Qualifications: 1.Master's degree from an American Library Association-accredited library and information science program 2.Three years' experience in a college or university Archives or Special Collections, or comparable institutional setting, with increasing managerial or supervisory responsibility 3.Demonstrated knowledge of descriptive, metadata, and encoding standards, such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, AACR2, and RDA, as well as controlled vocabularies, such as LCSH and AAT 4.Experience with archival collection management systems, such as ArchivesSpace 5.Experience with content management systems, such as Omeka and Wordpress 6.Experience with basic document and artifact preservation techniques, in print and digital format 7.Excellent organizational skills, competence in written and oral communication, and ability to work effectively in a group environment 8.Ability to move and/or lift up to 40 lbs.
To Apply All applications must be made online at https:i//jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter addressing qualifications for position, application, curriculum vita, and contact information of three current professional references.
For information about Pius XII Memorial Library see http://lib.slu.edu
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.