|Job Title||Visiting Archivist for African American Collections|
|Job Requisition ID||60483BR|
|Department||948200:LITS: Rose Library Operations|
|Job Description||Emory Libraries is seeking a Visiting Archivist for African American Collections in the Rose Library to assist in making collections of underrepresented groups and persons more accessible. This position will include the opportunity to learn about all aspects of archives and special collections librarianship, including but not limited to manuscript and archival processing, from professionals throughout the Rose Library and across the Emory Libraries system as well as through professional development activities outside of Emory. We invite applications from recent graduates with master’s degrees in information studies or library/information science. The Visiting Archivist will be appointed to a two-year term position with a desired start date on or before August 1, 2016.
Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Visiting Archivist participates in the processing, selection, and outreach activities for the African American Collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library. The Visiting Archivist is responsible for creating descriptive tools for collections including MARC catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, as well as providing reference services to researchers, which may include Emory students and faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the public. The incumbent is expected to provide outreach on behalf of the Rose Library, through engagement, social media, contributions to the Rose Library publications, and/or the creation of exhibits based on the collections. The Visiting Archivist will also work with the Rose Library curators when appropriate. Specific duties include:
•Works with curators on acquisitions, collection development plans and deaccessions; stewardship activities; inventories and the transportation of objects; exhibit research, writing and installation.
|Preferred Qualifications||Required Qualifications:
•ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies OR equivalent education and experience (relevant subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
•Educational background and experiences unique to Black African American, immersion in the community and culture of the proposed work, and share a unique relationship with the African American Video Oral History Archive.
|Additional Job Details||Applications may be submitted online to our Faculty Career site as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;