Archivist II

Deadline

Monday, July 11, 2022

Location

Tucson, Arizona

Sponsor Organization

University of Arizona

Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides conscientious reference services to users with sensitivity to a variety of user needs and abilities. Brings creative problem-solving skills to bear on reference inquiries and performs work efficiently and effectively.
  • Assists in supporting classes and other learning and outreach activities, utilizing primary sources from the CCP’s collections.
  • Contributes to oversight of the Laura Volkerding Study Center, supporting users in person and via remote reference appointments. Maintains a welcoming and professional environment.
  • Pages materials for internal and external users following protocols and procedures to ensure effective collection management.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of standards-based measures and metrics and engages with the team to reflect on data, innovating and iterating on the Study Center’s services.
  • Prepares materials and metadata for patron-initiated digitization requests, communicates with users on timelines, generates invoices, creates manifests, and collaborates with the Digital Imaging Team to provide efficient and effective digitization workflows and schedules.
  • Trains and supports student assistants, interns, fellows, and/or volunteers.
  • Contributes to the coordination of Reference projects.
  • Participates in Center-related service (e.g. committee service), continuing education, and professional development opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Enthusiasm for supporting archival and/or library users.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability for creative problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of current archival and descriptive standards and best practices.
  • Knowledge of digitization practices in a cultural heritage environment.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional-level experience required. Master's degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Experience in customer and/or user services.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working collaboratively.

Preferred

  • Coursework toward or completion of ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • 2 years of experience with providing archival or special collections reference and research services.
  • 2 years of experience generating metadata in a cultural heritage environment.
  • Experience supporting digitization initiatives.
  • Experience training and supporting student employees.
  • Experience handling rare and fragile materials.
  • Experience with a reference or ticketing system such as LibAnswers.
  • Experience using archival management systems such as ArchivesSpace and collections management systems such as Aeon.
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