Manuscripts Processing Archivist
Position Type: Faculty
Department: 17501 – DEAN’S OFFICE – LSU LIBRARIES
Work Location: Special Collections
Pay Schedule: Classified Positions Only
Campus:n0601 – LSU
Reporting to the Head of Manuscripts Processing, the Manuscripts Processing Archivist arranges and describes archival material that is a part of the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections. The incumbent uses advanced technical knowledge and skills for independent decision making to analyze collections, develop processing plans, arrange and describe manuscript collections and create DACS-compliant finding aids and original MARC records for those collections. The Manuscripts Processing Archivist assists in the implementation of EAD and archival management software and participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids. He or she provides public services at Special Collections service points and participates in outreach efforts, digitization projects, and exhibition preparation as appropriate.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with a concentration in archival studies or management (equivalent work experience may substitute for concentration); experience processing, arranging, and describing archival and manuscript materials; knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices that govern the arrangement and description of primary source materials, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC , LCSH, LNAF, and other appropriate thesauri and authority lists used for indexing archival descriptions; familiarity with online and print research tools and methodologies, and ability to use common library and office productivity software applications; strong commitment to technical services in support of public services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
Able to work in a dusty environment and to lift and move 30 pound boxes.
Knowledge of archive management software; experience creating EAD finding aids; experience providing reference assistance in an archives, historical society, special collections, or academic setting; knowledge of Louisiana and American history, particularly the American South, and related disciplines and research methodologies; reading knowledge of French or Spanish; basic knowledge of preservation techniques.
Posting Date: 12-17-2012
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
Additional Position Information:
An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is January 11, 2013 or until a candidate is selected. BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
THE LSU SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER
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