University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a Catholic Liberal Arts University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and the Ph.D. in Humanities.


Job Description:



Adhering to current archival standards, develop and implement policies and procedures for the acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and access to print and digital materials of historic and educational importance to Salve Regina University.



Accession and des! cribe archival and special collections according to current standards, using an archival collection management system.


Provide online access to descriptive materials about the collections.


Provide reference, instruction, and research services pertaining to the University Archives and Special Collections for researchers from the academic community and from the general community of library users


Implement and maintain the acquisition and collection development policies of the University Archives and Special Collections.


Collaborate with faculty in the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program to develop an archival component for the curriculum.


Promote awareness and use of the University Archives and Special Collections to the community through such means as exhibits, publications, presentations, class instruction, etc.


Ensure the preservation of Archives and Special Collections material through the use of proper! procedures for storage, digitization, and usage of these materials


Participate on the team for the digitization of original material, especially in the planning and maintenance of metadata.


Manage the electronic deposit of PhD dissertations


Serve on Library Planning Group



Maintain liaison with donors, university offices, and academic departments in order to acquire materials of historic and educational importance


Serve as library liaison to selected academic department(s); develop online resources to support these area(s)


Develop bibliographies, guides and instructional materials as needed


Serve on library and university committees as required


Collaborate with other archives and library professionals in the city, state, and national level as needed




ALA-accredited MLS degree required, with concentration in archives management. Advanced subjec t degree preferred.


Minimum of three years of experience with s! pecial collections and archives, including experience with digital projects, required, preferably in an academic library.  Knowledge of archival standards and systems and current digitization practices required.


Excellent organizational and communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.


Demonstrate deep curiosity, problem solving capacity, self motivation and the ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.


Ability to provide original cataloging for library materials is a plus



Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 403B plan, tuition benefits and more. Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Application Instructions:


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