College Archivist/Records Manager, Haverford College, Haverford PA


The Archivist/Records Manager will develop and implement archival and records management policies and procedures for College in concert with and according to professional standards and best practices. The position is responsible for liaising with representatives from each administrative unit to ensure the proper storage, transfer, retention, and destruction of College records, observing appropriate state and federal laws and College policies.


The College Archivist/Records Manager will be responsible for Archival and Records Management policies and procedures including: developing an archival protocol for the College including policies, procedures, and engagement with the archival collections. The position will implement collection development, reference and outreach activities. The demands of this position require proven leadership and vision in archival policies, preservation, acquisition, research, and exhibition display in support of the College's mission. The position has primary responsibility for overseeing the appraisal, accession, description, and preservation of College records of enduring historical value, as well as supporting and promoting their use by campus constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrative units, alumni, and researchers.

The individual in this position is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive, campus-wide, records management program according to best practice standards. The incumbent will manage and participate in the process that develops and implements a records management policy, retention schedules, a manual, staff training, and audit compliance; and managing workflow and staff.

The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of the Special Collections Department and acts as the Libraries' liaison with other campus departments, including IITS, the Business Office, and Human Resources regarding records management.



Master's degree in library or information science, records management, archives, public history, history, and/or relevant work experience of at least three to five years is required.

Experience and Skills

Minimum of five years of professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied type. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment, and to work effectively with all levels of the College community. Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills are essential. Knowledge of best practices in archives and records management theory and practice.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a c.v to Terry Snyder, Librarian of the College, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041 or electronically to Please no phone calls. Application review begins January 3, 2014.

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