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Assistant/Associate Librarian or Librarian (Archives)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

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Official Job Title: Assistant/Associate Librarian or Librarian

Working Job Title: Archivist                                                                                

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Claire T. Carney Library

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT Faculty Federation

Job Code: N/A

EEO Status: N/A

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary and Purpose of Position:

As a member of the Claire T. Carney Library team, the Archivist has primary responsibility for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives and the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Archives Collections. The Archivist will work closely with the University Archivist, the Faculty Director of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives, the local community, and the broader Portuguese American community in the United States to acquire and organize primary source materials and to promote the Archives. S/he will develop the oral history collections and participate in other activities, such as grant writing and fundraising, for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and Luso-Afro-Brazilian Archives Collections.  S/he will be responsible for collection development in these areas, and will provide reference, processing, cataloging, and outreach service for all collections in Archives and Special Collections.

Reports to: University Archivist, Archives and Special Collections

Supervises: Supervises work of classified and student personnel as assigned

Examples of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop collection holdings and oral history projects for the assigned areas: the Ferreira Mendes Portuguese American Archives and the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Archives Collections in collaboration with faculty and community representatives.
  • Evaluate and accession new materials.
  • Organize archival materials according to professional and local standards.
  • Provide access to archival materials using traditional methods as well as emerging technologies.
  • Investigate and evaluate application of new methods and technology in collaboration with the University Archivist.
  • Provide reference service for the Archives and Special Collections.
  • Participate in fundraising and write grant proposals to support projects.
  • Prepare, mount, and publicize exhibits related to the assigned areas, both in person and online.
  • Develop and maintain web content. Plan and implement virtual displays, online access and other digital services related to the assigned areas.
  • Provide tours, training, and orientations.
  • Participate in Library planning and serve on Library and University committees.
  • Represent the Library and Archives at meetings to learn, share information, and collaborate on activities as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Experience:  2-4 years professional experience working as an archivist.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Graduate-level course concentration in archives management
    • Ability to speak, read, understand, and communicate in the Portuguese language
    • Knowledge of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives
    • Knowledge of Portuguese history, literature, and culture
    • Ability to work effectively in a collegial setting
    • Demonstrated ability to write effective reports or proposals
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Knowledge of the application of new technologies and services to academic libraries
    • Highly service-oriented
    • Knowledge of preservation issues
    • Knowledge of community documentation issues
    • Experience in applying methods of archival arrangement and description

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience with Ex Libris” Alma library discovery system
  • Experience with digital repository content management systems
  • Familiarity with creating MARC records
  • Knowledge of the application of intellectual property statements
  • Knowledge of the history of immigration
  • Experience conducting oral histories or managing oral history resources.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

*For a detailed summary of benefits for this position, please navigate Benefits

Important Notice!

UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus.  Read More.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

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