General Librarian – Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

General Librarian
Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, LA
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 participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids and assists with the accession of newly acquired manuscript materials. He or she provides public services at Special Collections service points and participates in outreach efforts, digitization projects, exhibition preparation as appropriate, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
At time of employment, the successful candidate must have earned a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program with a concentration in archival studies or management. Equivalent work experience may substitute for concentration.

Minimum of the equivalent of 1 year, full-time experience arranging and describing archival collections. Knowledge of archival theory, practice, standards, and best practices; awareness of information technologies appropriate to archives; strong commitment to technical services in support of public services.

Special Requirements:
Able to work in a dusty environment and to lift and move 40 pound boxes.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in Louisiana, southern U.S., and American history; and preservation techniques; providing reference service in an archives, special collections, or academic setting; reading knowledge of French or Spanish.

Posting Date:

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. 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 August 24, 2015 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!

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