Librarian for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College, New London CT

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an experienced Librarian to manage the college archives and records management programs; recommend policies; plan and implement procedures; provide reference services for the college archives and serve as its principal contact with administrative and academic offices.

In collaboration with the Director, s/he will be responsible for planning departmental activities, creating and managing digital projects and developing grant proposals; participate in College records management development activities, including records classification, retention scheduling and shipping to and retrieval from off-site storage; work with college offices to identify, evaluate and preserve legal and administrative documents; assist with college exhibits, events and programs; provide instruction and assistance to classes; develop and design college archives web site; regularly archive college website and maintain digital files; instruct and supervise student workers and volunteers;  maintain current professional and technical knowledge through training and participation in professional organizations/publications; other duties as assigned or as necessary. 

Accredited Master degree in library or information studies with 1-3 years of applicable archival experience required; excellent written and verbal communication skills with knowledge of archival theory/methodology and records management practice.  Candidate must also be proficient in the use of integrated library systems, information databases, standard productivity software and archival digitizing equipment and techniques, EAD and web editing software.  Some travel required. Starting salary is in the low 50s.

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant.  Forward resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to humanresources@conncoll.edu (include LIBR and your full name in the subject line).  Accepting applications until June 19, 2013.

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