Archivists work with historically significant collections inthe Special Collections and University Archives to facilitate their use inteaching and research. Archivistsengage in archival arrangement, preservation, and description followingnational and local best practices and rules of description. Theydemonstrate flexibility and creativity, an understanding of the liberal artseducation mission, and work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic,team-based organization. They will report to the Head of Collectionsand Digital Scholarship and be located on the Allendale Campus.
This position will give the selected candidate theopportunity to:
PROCESS—The Processing Archivist will conduct archival processing, including arrangement,preservation rehousing, labeling, finding aid creation, and other associatedtasks in the Special Collections and University Archives. They will workclosely with the University Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian to evaluate,select, digitize, and catalog items digitized from archival collections.
COLLABORATE—Archivists work collaboratively to ensure that ourapproaches to archival processing balance user needs with archival bestpractices and available resources. Through special projects, they will haveopportunities to work with faculty, staff, and students across the University.We invite applicants who have a user-focused, balanced, and creative approachto their work.
GROW—GVSU Librarians are members of the university faculty with a 12-monthappointment. Librarians engage in scholarship, professional development, andservice to the organization and the profession. There are opportunities to workacross the Libraries and the University to gain experience and knowledge aboutareas of our profession, with an emphasis on collaboration. Librarians at GVSU engagein faculty governance and participatory-style management practices. Inaddition, the successful applicant will gain a greater understanding of how toflourish in an academic setting.
GVSU and the GVSU Libraries have a culture that encouragesprofessional growth and development. Funding and support for conference traveland the dissemination of scholarly output is provided by both the Libraries andthe University via internal grants and mentoring. For more information on howGVSU supports travel and scholarship, please see the Pew Faculty Teaching andlearning Center grants page at https://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/grants-47.htmand the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence dissemination travel grantpage at https://www.gvsu.edu/csce/dissemination-travel-grant-13.htm.Additionally, the State Library of Michigan offers Professional DevelopmentGrants for Librarians.
DISCOVERmore about the benefits GVSU offers by visiting https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring,the GVSU Wellness website https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv,or the GVSU HR site https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/benefitswellness/visiting-faculty-benefits-466.htm.
Interestedin applying? Goto http://jobs.gvsu.eduand search for Visiting Librarian. Remember to include your Statement ofInclusion. Application deadline is November 1, 2019. For more information,visit our FAQ: https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring
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· · · · Completed coursework and/or experience in one of thefollowing: archival arrangement and description, preservation, recordsmanagement, or appraisal
Grand Valley State University Libraries is a member ofthe ACRL Diversity Alliance. Our membership reflects ourcommitment to help diversify and thereby enrich the profession. To this end, wehave created opportunities for individuals from professionally underrepresentedgroups to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrivein an academic context.
GVSU is a public four-year comprehensive university locatedin west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, pluscenters in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 24,000students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Thegreater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, isrich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer andwinter recreational venues.
Offered Salary40,000 - 60,000
Employer NameGrand Valley State University Libraries
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