Louisiana State University,
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Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the University Archivist has primary responsibility for the appraisal, acquisition, processing, and preservation of university records of enduring historical, evidential, or administrative value, and leads records management efforts for university records in all formats, including born-digital materials. The incumbent arranges and describes archival collections and creates DACS-compliant finding aids. He/she hires, supervises, trains, and assigns work to 2 FTE support staff in University Archives. The University Archivist provides reference assistance to patrons, participates in outreach activities as appropriate, and works to meet tenure and promotion requirements.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with a concentration in archival studies or management; three years professional experience in the appraisal, processing, and description of archival materials. Knowledge of issues pertaining to management of institutional records; demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC , LCSH, LNAF. Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills to collaborate successfully with a broad range of personnel from various campus departments; strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; evidence of potential to meet the promotion and tenure requirements for scholarship/research and professional service.
Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated project management and supervisory skills. Experience with university or institutional records; knowledge of or experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues; experience providing reference service in an archival setting; knowledge of archive management software and EAD.
Special Requirements: Ability to lift and move 40 pounds.
An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is October 22, 2013, or until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #003422
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