Preservation Archivist – Asbury University
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Job Details

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.

Education:

  • 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.

Application Process:

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 human.resources@asbury.edu or by mail to:

Asbury University
Human Resources
1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY  40390

Faculty Application

Application Insert

 

Department:  Library
Job Type:  Faculty
Status:  Exempt
Deadline:  Until Filled