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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

F/T - Archivist and Special Collections Librarian - Stevens Institute of Tech (NJ)

Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey

Requisition Number: PROV7866
Job Title: Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Department: Library and Information Services
Position Type: Full Time
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution
Coursework and experience in the archival field
Ability to evaluate, select and process archival and special collections material
Demonstrated experience using archival software and a familiarity with descriptive standards and the creation of finding aids
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven capability to handle multiple projects
Knowledge of the history of science and technology, especially 19th and 20th century industrial history
Ability to use emerging technology to enhance and promote archives and special collections
Subject knowledge of American and New Jersey History
Preferred Qualifications
Fundraising experience
Ability to identify and solve problems
Outreach skills
Experience with curating exhibits
2-3 years of professional experience in archival work and special collections
Job Description:
Develop a comprehensive management plan and create policies to support the plan
Cultivate donors and maintain donor relationships
Negotiate acquisitions through gifts and purchases
Assess material in the collection in regard to its value and establish preservation priorities
Establish best practices for organizing and digitizing special collections materials
Create digital collections derived from physical collections
Provide reference, research assistance and instruction
Train, motivate and supervise paraprofessional and student staff
Collaborate with library director and different library units to realize the library mission and goals
Design and implement programs to promote the use of special collections in support of the institute’s multidisciplinary curriculum
Strengthen campus, regional, and state partnerships