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


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.


Job Opportunity — Austin, Texas

September 22, 2021

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is seeking a Head of Reference to perform routine (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Information Services Department. The position seeks to ensure access to information by government officials, government employees and the general public. They provide technical expertise and guidance essential to achieving the service objectives of the department, and supervise both para-professional and professional staff. The Head of Reference works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Oversee staff including conducting performance appraisals and creating development and retention plans.
  • Responsible for the analysis, acquisition, and management of the General Reference, Genealogy, and Texana collections.
  • Coordinate and manage the state and federal documents depository programs.
  • Oversee bibliographic services (cataloging) and inter-library loan programs.
  • Provide professional reference and research services to Texas State Library users.
  • Develop budget requests; monitor expenditures and related vendor performance.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to library collections and public service; and monitors compliance.
  • Prepare reports and provides statistics for the division and agency.
  • Conducts special projects as assigned by the Division Director.
  • Attends 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, salary, and to apply, please visit the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/jobs/headofref. Applications close on October 1, 2021.


Job Opportunity–Provo, Utah

July 20, 2021

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University is seeking a Digital Metadata Librarian. This position is responsible for:

  • Creating, updating, remediating, transforming, importing, and exporting metadata for digital objects and collections residing in various library systems and metadata repositories
  • Coordinating aggregation of digital content and metadata, including digital object metadata and descriptive records
  • Maintaining and updating metadata application profiles
  • Creating metadata ingest templates
  • Performing quality control and quality assessment of metadata describing digital objects
  • Presenting research or innovative/unique information at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional/scholarly meetings

For more information about the position qualifications and to apply, please see the YJobs website at https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=98245&PostingSeq=1. Applications are due by August 9, 2021.