Job Title: Preservation Archivist
Nature of Duties:
- Preservation Services
- Oversee policies and procedures for the conversion and digitization of multimedia for long-term preservation.
- Catalogs and describes items for discovery.
- Develops and maintains the online institutional repository.
- Institutional Archives
- Acquires, organizes, preserves, and promotes materials that relate to the history of the university, including the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration.
- Special Collections
- Manages gifts, donations, and unique collections belonging to the Archives.
- Develops and maintains finding aids for holdings.
- Curates the materials and spaces for university centers such as the Joe Pitts Center for Public Policy and the Dennis F. Kinlaw Study Center.
- Research Services
- Provides research information and assists patrons with research questions.
- Promotes collections and access through online websites, access tools, and information resources.
- Prepares an annual summary, statistical and evaluative, of all activities.
- Serves as a Collection Development liaison to one of the university’s schools providing recommendations for purchases and resources.
- Participates as an active member of the Asbury University faculty.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science.
- A second Master’s Degree or terminal degree in a discipline taught at the university is preferred.
- Certification or specialized training in archival methods and techniques.
Experience and Training:
- Evidence of a committed and dynamic Christian faith along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards, and mission.
- Familiarity with institutional history, policies and theological distinctive.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current digital preservation issues, tools, standards, metadata, and best practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, AACR2R, MARC format, Dublin Core, Dewey classification, authority control and bibliographic utilities.
- Strong technical expertise with digital objects in a library or cultural heritage organization.
- Experience, coursework, or certificate leading to knowledge of the principles and practices of data curation and long-term physical and digital preservation.
- Understanding of legal and ethical concerns affecting materials, particularly with reference to copyright and privacy.
- Meticulous attention to detail, efficiency, and thoroughness.
- Ability to communicate effectively with various academic constituencies.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment.
- Proven initiative and self-direction.
Interested parties may forward their completed employment application, resume, signed application insert and required essay (located at the bottom of the application insert) to the Human Resources Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY 40390
Job Type: Faculty
Deadline: Until Filled