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Subject: Position Reposting: University Archivist
From: Mark Shelstad <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:07:29 +0000

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This is a reposting of a position with the University of Texas at San Antonio.  The deadline for applications has been extended to February 6, 2013.  Thanks, Mark

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic applicants for the position of University  Archivist.  Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position provides leadership in the management and use of the university's archival records through the application of modern collection management techniques, creation of standards-based finding aids, digitization, performing reference and instructional services, and outreach activities.

This position acquires, appraises, and processes university archives collections, including arrangement, description, and the creation of MARC and EAD records for inclusion in local, regional, and national databases; identifies items requiring preservation and conservation work and coordinate such activities, and monitor storage conditions; provides reference assistance in support of the academic and research uses of the collection, assisting patrons find materials relevant to their research; create digital content from university archives collections according to departmental specifications with appropriate metadata to ensure discoverability; initiates outreach and instruction to teach library users how to effectively and efficiently locate information, appropriate research methodologies, and specific resources and discovery tools; engages in outreach activities, products, and events that encourage faculty, staff, and the general public to use university archives collections and services; and supervise interns and volunteers.

Minimum qualifications for the position include ALA accredited MLS degree with advanced course work in archival theory and methodology or a Master's degree in archival administration or a Master's degree in history or another humanities field with an emphasis on archival administration.  Successful candidates are expected to have excellent communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills with the ability to prepare instructional materials.  Candidates are also expected to be able to evaluate materials based on their historical knowledge, be knowledgeable of modern archival descriptive practices, particularly minimal processing, and have the organizational abilities to manage diverse projects.  Other requirements include a minimum of one year with cataloging in MARC, application of DACS, creation of EAD finding aids, and bulk digitization with Dublin Core metadata; and one year experience of working with records retention schedules.
Preferred qualification includes expertise in teaching or bibliographic instruction.
Salary: $43,104 (flexible, depending on qualifications). This is a full-time A&P, benefits-eligible position.
The John Peace Library is nearing the end of a four-year renovation process informed by fresh thinking on collection management and student intellectual engagement. The libraries are well-integrated into the intellectual life of campus through active partnerships with the Writing Center, Teaching and Learning Center, and Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and the third largest institution in the UT System. Serving the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas, UTSA has nearly 31,000 students in 135 degree programs. UTSA Libraries include the John Peace Library on the Main Campus, the Downtown Campus Library, and our Applied Engineering and Technology Library - recognized by the New York Times and USA Today as the nation's first bookless library on a university campus. UTSA nationally ranks fourth in the number of undergraduate degrees and 12th in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. As a multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a premier public research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a charming and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country. The city is recognized as having one of the most recession-proof economies in the country, contributing to a low cost of living and inexpensive real estate. With its vibrant ethnic traditions, rich history, thriving arts scene, and 300 days of sunshine per year, San Antonio offers an exceptional quality of life.
Closing Date:  01/30/13
Visit for more information and to apply.
This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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