Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

March 23, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks an experienced professional for Director of Special Collections to shape the future of the department and its programs. The Special Collections department includes the University Archives. The Director also has oversight for the Basque Library, with the largest Basque collection outside of the Basque Country.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director is responsible for the planning, implementation and promotion of a wide range of departmental initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated management success and the ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds, opinions, and orientations. The candidate will be knowledgeable in current and emerging archival, access, and digitization standards, practices, and technologies. The Libraries emphasize excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; a strong service orientation; collaboration and teamwork; the ability to manage change; and the desire to actively engage in campus and community outreach activities to promote the collections and build partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Nevada, Reno job posting at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno—Main-Campus/Director-of-Special-Collections—Librarian-II-III_R0108284.


Job Opportunity — Boise, Idaho

March 23, 2018

Boise State University Albertsons Library invites applicants for the professional staff position of Digital Archivist in Special Collections and Archives (SCA). The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and works both individually and collaboratively with a team that includes two Librarian/Archivists, student assistants, and interns.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Electronic Records/Digital Assets Management (80%)
    • Lead the development of an electronic records solution and policies for permanent assets in accordance with Policy #1020 and state records retention laws
    • Create and manage systems and processes for acquisition, accessioning, processing, and preservation of electronic records and digital assets
    • Engage and assist the campus and donors with electronic record donations
    • Effectively communicate and advocate for electronic records and digital assets systems support to the Office of Information Technology, administration, and other campus departments
    • Plan, schedule, implement, and document standards, policies, and best practices related to digital assets, metadata schema, workflows, and quality control
    • Review, investigate, test, and evaluate digital platforms, systems, and tools
    • Maintain awareness of trends and advances through activities such as reading current literature, pursuing educational opportunities, and participating in professional organizations
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Public/Reference Service (20%)
    • Through presentations and outreach, represent and champion digital preservation interests across the library, the University, and the community
    • Conduct in-depth reference interviews to assist patrons in accessing archival material
    • Provide in-person and remote reference assistance

For more information about the position, including qualifications and salary, visit the Boise State University job site at https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=180202&tz=GMT-06%3A00


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

March 19, 2018

The Division of Archives is seeking an Executive Secretary to provide administrative support for the State Records Committee and participate as a member of the Open Records Team. The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for the Committee, including
  • Scheduling meetings.
  • Taking meeting minutes.
  • Coordinating communication between petitioners, government, and the Committee.
  • Review, manage, and coordinate appeals, decisions, orders, subpoenas, and summons.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Develop and provide training on GRAMA and related topics.

For more information about the position, including desired qualifications and salary, and to apply, visit the State of Utah Job Seeker website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2016205/executive-secretary-state-records-committee/agency/utah/.


Job Opportunity — Provo, Utah

August 24, 2017

Brigham Young University is seeking a Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts History. This continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) will be responsible for helping students, faculty, and other researchers connect with unique audio, video, photographic, and motion picture materials. The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to oversee a world-class collection of motion picture related materials and other items of enduring historical interest. This position also presents the challenge of being immersed in historical audiovisual formats while also exploring emerging technologies related to discovery, access, and preservation.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the BYU job posting 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=64683&PostingSeq=1. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017.


Job Opportunity — Taylorsville, Utah

July 26, 2017

Salt Lake Community College Library Services is hiring a part-time Digital Archives Specialist. Under minimal supervision, this position works in a variety of capacities as dictated by the volume of work and priorities in the following areas:

Physical Archival duties include 1) processing, arranging, and describing the SLCC Physical Archives, 2) following procedures and best practices for minimal processing, 3) identify fragile materials and perform minor repairs and preservation measures in consultation with supervisor, 4) assist with identifying Archival objects for Digitization.

Digitization duties include 1) digitization of archival materials from the SLCC Archives using flatbed scanning and digital camera, including, but not limited to, publications, photographs, videos, slides, and documents, 2) processing digital-born resources for ingest into SLCC IR Digital Collections, 3) adhere to SLCC Archives & IR Digital Collections best practices.

Other duties include 1) assist with the creation of physical and digital exhibits and displays, 2) perform research to support exhibits, metadata generation, and other initiatives, 3) assist with outreach initiatives and events, 4) assist patrons with accessing resources, 5) be able to work in and contribute to a positive, fast paced, team environment.

For more information about the position, please visit the SLCC jobs site at https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/36859.


Job Opportunity — Sacramento, California

June 30, 2017

Sacramento State seeks to fill a Library Services Specialist IV in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. This position is focused on special collections accessioning, processing, and cataloging of historical collections and institutional archives in analog and digital formats. This position directly contributes to student and faculty success by making special collections and archives materials available for research and instruction.

Applications for this positions are to be submitted through the Sacramento State jobs website: http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/1962. Complete information on the position and Instructions on how to apply can be found at this link.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

June 19, 2017

The Mountain West Digital Library is hiring a Digital Metadata Librarian to support the improvement of metadata standards and metadata in digital collections from MWDL partners, including memory institutions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. This position will also be responsible for creating, maintaining, and repurposing digital object metadata for the Marriott Library, including any collections, subjects, languages, and formats as assigned using the MWDL Dublin Core Application Profile or other necessary metadata standards.

Working with all employees in MWDL and reporting to the MWDL Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Facilitate the harvest of collections metadata into MWDL and from there into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
    • Perform metadata audits of new collections and spot-check existing collections for ongoing conformance to standards.
    • Work with new partners and repositories to resolve metadata issues and Open Archives Initiative (OAI) interoperability issues.
    • Work with Web Discovery Services team at Marriott Library to execute ingestion of new collections into Ex Libris Primo. Modify normalization rules and XSL transformations as needed.
    • Coordinate with DPLA staff regarding mapping and ingest of metadata into DPLA portal.
  • Complete metadata work on the Marriott Library collections and conduct quality assurance on existing metadata for collections marked for MWDL ingest.
  • Respond to questions about metadata from partner institutions.
  • Describe new collections on website and promote them via social media. Design topic browse pages for website.
  • Conduct periodic collection analyses of MWDL and prepare roadmap of our collection coverage.
  • Work with appropriate task force(s) within MWDL Digitization Committee and with DPLA staff to improve metadata policies and best practices.

Additional responsibilities: Assist the MWDL Director with investigation of new technologies of interest to member repositories and other collection partners. Participate actively in appropriate professional societies and report on outcomes and work processes developed at occasional professional conferences. Other duties as assigned as MWDL grows and develops.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Utah jobs portal.