Job Opportunity–Las Vegas, Nevada

October 27, 2021

The University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking a Director of Special Collections & Archives. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director is a member of the senior management team and shares responsibility for the overall management of the Libraries. A primary role of the Director will be in external relations, fund-raising, and community engagement: documenting and communicating to stakeholders the value of Special Collections and Archives to the university and to the community.  The Director will work closely with the Dean, the Libraries Director of Development, and the Libraries Director of Communications in development and communications activities for the Libraries. The successful candidate will combine traditional archives and library experience and competencies with knowledge of current trends in Special Collections and Archives and will lead the staff in shaping and implementing a shared vision.

As a tenure-track/tenured library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with others; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

Library Faculty proactively build relationships with campus and community partners to develop and deliver value-added services as well as new methods of delivering existing services to support the University’s research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative approach, and they will work effectively and collegially in teams with faculty and staff at all levels, as well as students.

For more information about qualifications, salary, and benefits, and to apply, please visit the UNLV job posting at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNLV-External/job/UNLV1-Maryland-Campus/Director–Special-Collections—Archives–UNLV-University-Libraries–R0127133-_R0127133


Call for Participation: Railroads in Native America Gathering

October 22, 2021

The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, the Utah Division of Indian Affairs, the Ogden Union Station, and other partners are hosting an inclusive, intergovernmental, and interdisciplinary symposium on the relationship between Native peoples and the railroad. The event will be held at the Ogden Union Station from May 19-21, 2022. More information about the symposium is available through the Division of Indian Affairs (https://indian.utah.gov/events/railroads-in-native-america/).

A call for session proposals is now open, with submissions due by December 15, 2021. For more information about session formats, and to submit a proposal, please visit the symposium website.


Call for Awards Nominations

October 5, 2021

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 CIMA Awards. Three awards will be presented at the joint CIMA Conference in Spring 2022:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award
  2. Service Award
  3. Mentor Award

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by the peers and colleagues of the recipients, the prestigious CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges and demonstrates appreciation for a life of service and leadership in the archival profession or for significant continued support of the archival community and its institutions. Nominees must have demonstrated strong leadership and advanced scholarship on both regional and national levels. The 2021 recipient was Robert Spindler, Former Head of Archives and Special Collections and University Archivist at Arizona State University’s Hayden Library.

Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee
Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation

Service Award
The CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions in recent years to the CIMA organization, to the archival institutions of the intermountain region, or to the archival profession. The award is given in appreciation for service, leadership, and support of the region’s archival community. Nominees must have demonstrated an inspirational spirit and have worked to build a career based on service. However, nominees of the CIMA Service Award may not have yet achieved many of the career milestones required for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2021 recipient was Roger Myers, University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections.

Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee
Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation

Mentor Award
In connection with the CIMA Mentoring Program, the Mentor Award celebrates those CIMA Members who strive to help cultivate career development in the archival community, and who have worked with students or new professionals to build professional knowledge and expertise within the next generation. The 2021 recipient was Laura Palmer Blandford, Arizona State Deputy Archivist.

Criteria:

  • Advocates for students and/or new professionals
  • Provides guidance in professional development and self-assessment
  • Helps students and/or new professionals build a professional network through collaborations and introductions
  • Demonstrates sustained commitment to creating a productive working environment that enhances the archive work experience

Required for nomination: Nomination letter (500 words or fewer)
Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation (500 words or fewer)

Nomination and selection process
Nominations must be submitted by a CIMA member; however, nominees do not have to be members of CIMA. All members are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. You may remain anonymous.

The final deadline for submission is January 14, 2022. Please submit letters of nomination and appropriate documentation to emily.lapworth@unlv.edu. Additional materials that are not listed as required or optional will not be considered. Award recipients (and nominators) will be notified by March 11, 2022.


Job Opportunity — Logan, Utah

September 24, 2021

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, organized, and service minded Digital Projects Manager who will oversee existing and develop new digital projects.

The Digital Projects Manager provides leadership and coordination for the planning and creation of digital collections and exhibits at Utah State University Libraries and works with a dynamic team including full-time staff and part-time student employees. As a member of Library-wide teams, the successful applicant will contribute to content strategy and planning as well as evaluation and assessment for digital projects. This includes collaboration with Special Collections and Archives to evaluate and prioritize collections, both physical and born-digital, for development into online, openly accessible resources. The successful applicant will also oversee projects with campus and community partners to create collections and exhibits that support the Libraries’ and University’s mission. As a member of the Digital Initiatives Unit, the Digital Project Manager contributes to unit, division, and library-wide planning and initiatives.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a full-time, fully benefited professional position. The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the position, including desired qualifications, responsibilities, and salary information, please visit the Utah State University jobs website at https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/4167/library-professional-i-%28digital-project-manager%29/job


Job Opportunity — Austin, Texas

September 22, 2021

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is seeking an Assistant State Archivist to perform routine (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of its Archives unit.  This work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; evaluating and coordinating activities. The position also plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. The Assistant State Archivist works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Plans and manages the State Archives Department.
  • Oversee staff including conducting performance appraisals and creating development and retention plans.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to archival collections and monitor compliance.
  • Consult with state agencies and regional historical resources depositories regarding final disposition of records.
  • Assist in reviewing agency records schedules and requests to dispose of public records.
  • Develop budget requests, monitor expenditures, and related vendor performance.
  • Oversee review of records in accordance with provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (PIA).
  • Attend work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct.

For more information about the position qualifications and salary, and to apply, please visit the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/jobs/asstarch. Applications close on October 1, 2021.