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Thursday, December 24, 2009

F/T - Assistant University Archivist & Special Collections Lib - Adelphi Univ

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Apply online with a letter of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references at

Position Description: Tenure Track Library Faculty
Title: Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, the Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian is responsible for a wide range of departmental activities and participates in other commonly shared responsibilities of the Library Faculty.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Participate in all aspects of processing archival materials in all formats, including digital formats (and including surveying, appraising, acquiring, arranging, preserving, and describing records).
-Develop and manage digitizing projects (including the Archives and Special Collections Digital Library).
-Develop and maintain websites for Archives and Special Collections.
-Create web-based finding aids.
-Assist in the processing of Special Collections materials.
-Respond to reference and research inquiries.
-Assist in the department's exhibition program.
-Assist in training and supervising student employees.

Other Responsibilities:
Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments. Participation in the Libraries' information literacy program. Provision of services at Swirbul Library's main reference desk including occasional evenings and weekends. Service on University and Library committees. Participation in professional associations and activities. Participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing required for reappointment and tenure.

This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to possess: (a) experience in an archives or special collections environment, (b) knowledge of archival principles and practices, (c) appropriate technical skills and knowledge including current metadata schemes and standards, (d) excellent communication and interpersonal skills, (e) the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment, (f) evidence of ability to meet crieteria for promotion and tenure. Other desirable qualitifications include: (a) experience with digitization projects, archival database management systems, and website construction, (b) experience with records retentions policies and schedules, preservation techniques, exhibits, and writing grant proposals.

University and Library Profile:
Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The Libraries serve the Unversity's 8,400 students who are enrolled on the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Hauppauge. For more information visit and

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. 195 day work year and 5 off-campus research release days as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF and alternative 403 (b) retirement plans.

Application Information:
Position available immediately. Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2010 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online with a letter of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references at

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer m/f

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