Assistant Archivist, University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University

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Plan and manage digitization and encoding projects, which includes acting as liaison between the Archives and any offices sponsoring digital imaging projects and the Libraries’ Digital Collections Services department, as well as developing and updating procedures for digital imaging projects undertaken by the Archives. Provide in-depth reference services to include serving as contact for reference questions during regular, assigned hours as the on-call staff member and determining search strategies by means of reference interviews and knowledge of sources and assist patrons in locating pertinent records; maintain accurate and complete user statistics; continuously improve upon knowledge of collections and IU history so as to enhance reference service. Supervise temporary employees to include recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating. Develop appropriate and well-conceived projects; provide temporary employees with clear instructions on their responsibilities; and regularly monitor their progress and be available and receptive to their questions and problems. Act as the Archives registrar, accurately and expediently accessioning incoming collections; creating preliminary inventories and advising other Archives staff as appropriate. Participate in departmental outreach activities, including regular contributions to the departmental blog and assisting in exhibition preparation.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

Master’s degree in Library Science, Archival Management, Information Science, or similar field of study. Two years in an archives or special collections repository, preferably with responsibilities related to the description and digitization of archival materials. Strong knowledge of XML languages and descriptive standards such as EAD, TEI, and DACS; working knowledge of MARC standards; strong information technology skills including Microsoft Office and use of discovery tools; strong knowledge of archival practices, particularly in an academic setting; strong project management skills; ability to communicate effectively with users and donors, and to work in a team environment; demonstrated supervisory skills. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds overhead; ability to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is a possibility. May require long periods of sitting and using a computer monitor.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.