Processing Archivist-Librarian I, Grade 23

Spartanburg County Public Library / Spartanburg, SC

Job deadline Apply by May 31st, 2018   Job salary $38,000.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in South Carolina South Carolina

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:              

  • Enthusiastic advocate for archives and special collections with ability to work independently, to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Sole processor responsible for setting organizational and workflow priorities for a largely unprocessed archival collection, including determining accession schedule, coordinating space planning with local history and collection management, and recommending projects for digitization.
  • Process and describe a wide variety of archival materials, including photographs, architectural drawings and born digital content.
  • Perform preservation and conservation on existing and incoming collections.
  • Catalog archival collections in ArchiveSpace or current content management system according to professional and local archival practices.
  • Catalog materials utilizing relevant standards for archival description.
  • Utilize reporting and analysis features in ArchiveSpace or current content management system.
  • Contribute to grant-related project planning and implementation.
  • Promote archival collections through community outreach.
  • In collaboration with local history staff, participate in identifying content for inclusion in digital collections.
  • Supervise volunteers and student interns at the project level.
  • Remain aware of safety and security issues and takes appropriate action as needed.
  • Adhere to the Attendance and Punctuality Policy in the Employee Handbook.
  • Perform related tasks as required.

Description of Community

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Thorough knowledge of professional archives management practices and standards.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience with preservation and conservation methods for paper, hardware and software, and ability to research best practices.
  • Experience using ArchiveSpace to manage collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD and RDA; demonstrated knowledge of controlled vocabularies including LOC subject headings and Getty vocabularies.
  • Some knowledge of genealogy and local history and genealogy research methods and techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and library patrons.
  • Must be in possession of valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle independently.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited library school with concentration in Archives and Preservation plus a minimum of one year archival work experience OR Master’s degree in history with a minimum of at least 3 years archival experience.

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited library school with concentration in Archives and Preservation plus a minimum of one year archival work experience OR Master’s degree in history with a minimum of at least 3 years archival experience.

Application Requirements

Application, cover letter and resume should be mailed to 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. They can also be faxed to 864-596-3518, emailed to hr@infodepot.org or dropped off at any Spartanburg County Public Library location. Applications can be found on our website at www.spartanburglibraries.org. For questions, please contact the human resources department at 864-596-3500.

Links

http://www.spartanburglibraries.org

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Required

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $38,000.00 per year

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

March 16th, 2018

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