Temporary Archives Assistant, Burns Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA

The Burns Library, Boston College, seeks a Temporary Archives Assistant (FY appointment ending May 30, 2014). Under the direction of the Processing Archivist, the Archives Assistant will be responsible for physically organizing and recording information about archival collections, including assigning material to pre-set categories. The Archives Assistant will handle, organize, and take notes regarding large quantities of rare, unique, and/or unpublished material. Attention to detail, ability to organize, consistency, and careful handling are all essential. The incumbent must be able work in a team and report on progress. 

The Burns Library holds extraordinary collections in the areas of Irish history and literature, Catholic life, Jesuitica, British Catholic authors, Bostoniana, and Boston College University Archives. The Boston College University Libraries are committed to making the Burns Library's special collections more widely known and used. The Archives Assistant supports the teaching, learning, and research missions of Boston College by working to make special collections material accessible for research, use in the curriculum, and digitization.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably coupled with some training in library science. 1-2 years of library experience, including work with archival materials. Excellent written communication skills. Must be able to lift 30 lb. boxes.

Visit https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html to apply.

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