University Library Specialist - Special Collections and University Archives

Organization: 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location (City, State): 
Greensboro, NC
Description: 

The Special Collections and University Archives department supports the teaching, research and public service mission of University Libraries and the University. The department seeks to acquire, preserve, and arrange rare and unique items. These items are intended to support faculty instruction, student learning, and the work of researchers.
The primary purposes of this position include:

  1. To support the arrangement and description of manuscript collections and University records. And, the crafting of finding aids to ensure the collections accessibility and online visibility. 65%
  2. To support the arrangement and description and preservation of born-digital items. 15%
  3. To support the department’s reference services. 10%
  4. To support the department’s assessment efforts by managing the department’s statistics. 10% UNCG faculty and staff, students, outside researchers.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 19,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.
 
BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND ONE YEAR OF EXPERIENCE IN A LIBRARY OR IN ARCHIVES OR RECORDS MANAGEMENT; OR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY AND FIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN A LIBRARY OR IN ARCHIVES OR RECORDS MANAGEMENT; OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE. ALL DEGREES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS.
 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends in archival practices in the areas of descriptive standards, collection management, and preservation standards and practices.
  • Experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids.
  • Experience working with an archival collections management system, such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace.
  • Working knowledge of the application of metadata content and metadata structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS).
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team setting. Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment where steady innovation is supported.

 

How to Apply: 

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see:
https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/8383