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Special Collections Librarian, Augusta University

Posted by: Augusta University

Posted date: 2017-Mar-20

Location: Reese Library, Augusta University

The successful candidate will accomplish the following:
Manage all aspects of Special Collections including arranging, describing, preserving, digitizing, and promoting manuscript and archival materials.
Provide research assistance to all users of its holdings via walk-in, phone, and/or e-mail, maintaining high customer
service standards.
Plan, develop, and enforce policies for the department.
Pursue grant and other funding opportunities related to collection acquisition, processing, preserving, digitizing, and promoting, including programming to highlight Reese Librarys various collections.
Collaborate with the Curator, Historical Collections and Archives at Greenblatt Library.
Compile and report statistics for institutional, state, and national reports.
Serve as a liaison to one or more academic units.
Participate in and make recommendations in collection evaluation projects.
Participate in the weeding/withdrawal of items from the librarys collection.
Develop and maintain online research guides for assigned liaison area(s).
Actively engage in professional development by conducting scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility,
contributing to the professional literature based on research results.
Actively engage in service to the profession, university, and community, including committee service.
Supervise one or more student assistants.

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Special Collections Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units and will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Special Collections Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national associations and will contribute to the professional literature.
Job Title Special Collections Librarian, Augusta University
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Reese Library, Augusta University
Certification Required? No
City Augusta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Requirements:
American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Masters degree in library science.
Experience working in special collections and/or archives.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing practices, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), 2nd edition, and Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to work collaboratively in an academic community.

Preferred Requirements:
Experience organizing and hosting programming and exhibits.
Demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in special collections and archives.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with curation of digital objects, digital preservation, and Open Archival Information Model (OAIM).
Demonstrated commitment to professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility
including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in professional associations.
Experience serving diverse communities.
Application Instructions In order to be formerly considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Please submit as one document at
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Special Notes This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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