Librarian I - Archivist, Special Collections, Iowa State University Library, Ames IA

Iowa State University Library Special Collections is accepting applications for a Librarian I who will serve as the Archivist and, as part of the Archives team, will participate in overall archival processing activities. Based on Department practices, the Archivist acquires, appraises, and processes archival collections in all formats; creates and edits finding aids; and assures efficient, effective, and appropriate processing based on archival policies and procedures. 

The Archivist provides leadership in the management of the Department's electronic records including their transfer, appraisal, organization, intellectual control, and lifecycle management, by working with the Archives team to establish policies and procedures based on standards and best practices for electronic records management and long-term protection and retention. The Archivist ensures effective reference services and research support for the holdings of the Special Collections Department; engages in educational planning and outreach regarding the materials in Special Collections and their classroom use, including presentations and tours; and develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or published scholarship in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively (written and oral). The successful candidate will also possess problem solving and decision making skills; and have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; and to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate will have exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time and project management skills as well as a strong commitment to public service.  

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and managing a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records. 
Experience in processing complex archival collections, including electronic records and digital collections, especially in the areas of science, technology and agriculture. 
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and best practices to support the management of archival functions such as accessioning, processing, and description. Demonstrated fluency with relevant standards for archival description and cataloging, including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC. 
Experience with archival management systems, integrated library systems, designing and updating web pages, working with digital collections, and social media. 
Experience in an academic or research library.  


To ensure consideration, submit application by: April 26, 2014


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