Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides oversight for the physical archival collections and collection management systems. This includes accession and deaccession of physical collections in accordance with collection development policy, conservation and preservation for physical materials, implementing measures to make physical collections more widely accessible and assisting with reference and research requests.
2. In collaboration with department members, conducts outreach and develops programming to engage the university community while raising awareness of the collections. This may include instruction, exhibits, tours, social media, programs, and events.
3. Actively engages students and student groups, faculty, staff, and community members in engaging with the collections with an aim to amplify and elevate under-represented communities.
4. Works closely with faculty and students to offer primary source literacy instruction. Promotes opportunities to embed archival collections into teaching and learning practice.
5. Serves as bibliographer and faculty liaison to teaching departments for collection development within assigned subject areas. As a member of the library faculty, serves on library and university-wide committees.
6. Participates in professional activities, including research, publication, and service to fulfill research and scholarship requirements for academic rank and promotion. Participates in various functions of the university to support the values and mission of Regis University.
7. Participates in directing the work of staff and student workers.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
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- A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents
- Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community
- Options for flexible work
- Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Additional Info & Requirements
EDUCATION: Possession of a master's degree in Library Science, Archival Studies, or related field, or evidence of progress toward completion of degree by Spring 2023.
Demonstrated understanding of best practices related to archives management including acquisitions and donor relations, arrangement, description, and preservation.
Experience using collection management systems such as ArchivesSpace, AToM, or similar.
Ability to communicate collegially and to contribute constructively within a team setting.
Demonstrated commitment to cultivating an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Minimum of one year of professional archival and/or library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
Experience providing primary source literacy instruction and embedding archival collections into teaching and learning environments.
Experience with fundraising and grant writing.
Experience demonstrating ethical handling of collections that document culturally diverse and/or sensitive subjects.
The Archives Librarian is a member of the Archives and Digital Collections Department and is responsible for overseeing the physical collections housed within the Archives and Special Collections at Dayton Memorial Library. This is a promotion-track, faculty position; duties and responsibilities are understood in reference to the terms and conditions set forth in the Library Faculty Handbook.
About the department: The Archives and Digital Collections Department is responsible for oversight of physical and digital archives, the university institutional repository, digitization and digital content capture, circulating and streaming media, circulating media equipment, and consultation for digital projects. Our aim is to provide access to collections reflective of our diverse community and to support learning, teaching, research, and personal enrichment.
The Archives and Special Collections are reflective of diverse topics including Regis History, Jesuit traditions, art, cultural history, science, and politics. This includes the renowned Santo Collection which is composed of over 1,000 objects created in the distinctive santo style which developed in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado in the 18th and 19th centuries.