Job Opportunity–Boise, Idaho

August 24, 2015

Boise State University Albertsons Library, a fast-paced library focused on mobile/digital advancements, invites applicants for the tenure-track faculty position of Librarian/Archivist, Assistant Professor in Special Collections and Archives (SCA). The Librarian/Archivist will serve as the library’s liaison to at least one academic department with responsibility for reference and instruction. The position reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and works both individually and collaboratively with a team that includes one other Librarian/Archivist, a Digital Archivist, and student assistants.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Arrangement and description of university archives and manuscript collections
  • Reference work in SCA including desk, phone, and email requests
  • Coordinates development, planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of digitized collections, including establishing policies and workflows
  • Manages CONTENTdm and other digital access tools
  • Manages book and serials collections
  • Participates in outreach, exhibits, and other programs
  • Supervises student assistants, interns, and special hires in processing projects
  • Participates in library planning and committee activities that reinforce the Library’s mission and goals
  • Participates in general library instruction and reference
  • Maintains awareness of current trends and advances in archives and librarianship

For more details, please see the full job posting at

Upcoming SAA DAS Workshop in the CIMA Region

August 3, 2015

The Utah State Archives is co-sponsoring the SAA workshop Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives, to be held on October 9th at the Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah. The workshop will address the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech and freedom to research/write, and focus on how electronic records and the digital realm have altered the scene. Before September 9th, registration costs are:

SAA Member — $205
Non-SAA member — $275

After that date, registration fees will rise in both categories.

For more information about the workshop, please check the Society of American Archivists’ website.

Upcoming Free Disaster Preparedness Workshop

July 21, 2015

WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) will be offering a free workshop entitled, “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery” at various sites in Utah and Arizona during September and October. The workshop includes an online webinar and one face-to-face meeting to help minimize the cost for attending. Outcomes include:

  • Complete a disaster response collection salvage plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The workshop is free to institutional representatives interested in creating or improving an existing disaster preparedness plan for collections. For more information on registration, please see the WESTPAS website or the event flyer.

Internship Opportunity–Seattle, Washington

June 24, 2015

The Gates Archive is seeking an intern interested in gaining experience processing archival materials. This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with archivists to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. Responsibilities include:

o Surveying, analyzing, organizing and describing records of foundation-related collections;
o Applying appropriate preservation and storage measures for archival materials (electronic and physical);
o Learning about workflows for the acquisition, processing, preservation, and access of audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital materials;
o Maintaining statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve collection management functions as necessary;
o Fulfilling other organizational duties as required.

Applicants must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a program of graduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science (ALA accredited), or related field such as History, Public History, or Computer Science. Travel to and from Seattle, furnished corporate housing, a bus pass, and an hourly pay rate will be given to the chosen candidate if they are not local to the Seattle area.

For the full position announcement, please see

Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

June 17, 2015

The J. Willard Marriot Library seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Director of Special Collections. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Special Collections and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Special Collections Division. In addition, this position is directly responsible for the Special Collections Print and Journal Collections including Western Americana and oversees the Manuscripts and Multimedia Departments of Special Collections composed of archival research collections focusing on Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Intermountain region, and the American West. This position also oversees the Rare Books Department and rare book and Middle East catalogers. The position supervises a staff of full-time and part-time employees and volunteers and oversees collection development. The position assists with coordination of department-wide reference service and oversees the development of technologies that enhance access to the collections. This position assists the Associate Dean with oversight of the operational and financial budgets for Special Collections and coordinates activities with other library departments, university departments, and with the State of Utah’s collecting institutions. This position will also assist the Associate Dean with fund-raising and grant-writing opportunities. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.

For more information about the position, please see the full job announcement at

Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

June 17, 2015

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks a full-time, tenure-track Reference Librarian for Special Collections. The position will supervise all levels of reference service in the Special Collections Division, as well as conducting outreach for Special Collections including serving as liaison to University faculty, conducting classes and seminars on demand for students describing the research process, using primary sources, collections and topical presentations on primarily historical subjects, providing orientation to student and University personnel about Special Collections, creating and conducting presentations about the collections and history, and reading for members of the greater community, notably for local school children. This position oversees the department’s MUSE intern, museum certification, and other university-based internship programs and coordinates the non-university internship and volunteer requests. In addition, this position serves as collection development consultant for Special Collections and the general library in various subjects as qualified. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

For more information about the position, please see the full job announcement at

Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

June 8, 2015

The Utah State Archives is seeking a part-time archivist to provide records management services to State agencies. Responsibilities include the identification, description, appraisal, scheduling, and classification of records series and agency records management systems in accordance with State Archives policies; appraisal and evaluation of records for administrative, fiscal, legal, historical, and research values; and assisting agency representatives in technology including guidelines for reformatting public records into microforms and digital formats, assistance to agency records officers and others regarding all aspects of records management, as well as the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA). Also includes creating reference material and maintaining and updating the state general records retention schedule. Necessary skills include ability to effectively interact with state employees assigned records related duties, writing skills, and ability to perform legal and general research. Must be comfortable working with databases, websites, and other electronic records information.

Preference may be given to applicants with a degree in Library and Information Science, Political Science, or History.

For more information about the position, please see the full job announcement at


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