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Archivist, Rutgers University Libraries – NJ

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and service oriented archivist to fill the position of Archivist in Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA) at Rutgers University. This position is located in New Brunswick.

TITLE: Archivist, Librarian of Practice IV, Non-Tenure Track Librarian

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the University Archivist, the Archivist plans, organizes, and supervises the appraisal, collection management, arrangement, description, preservation, and research use of the historical collections in the University Archives of Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. The Archivist oversees and sets priorities regarding arrangement and description of collections, assists the University Archivist in creating and implementing archival policies and procedures, manages administrative matters, supervises employees, and coordinates activities among relevant program areas within SC/UA, the Libraries, and Rutgers University. Assists in providing expertise to campus offices and departments in identifying and preserving the permanently valuable records of the university in all formats for inclusion in the University Archives, ensuring that such collections become accessible for the purposes of research and use by various internal and external constituencies through effective cataloging, finding aids and research guides, exhibitions, and online resources; engages in teaching, instruction, and reference services; provides leadership for other outreach programs and activities; and assists in appropriate fund-raising activities of the SC/UA and the Libraries as needed. This is a non-tenure track full-time faculty position that features a strong commitment to excellence in service, demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively in a complex, changing environment, and continual professional development through participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations and service to the Libraries and the university.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree, a certificate in archival studies, an additional master’s degree in history and 10 post MLIS years experience, including management of a university archive and its staff, . Broad knowledge of archival standards, records management, current technological issues, applications relevant to archival management and experience with project planning, management, and completion. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; initiative; and flexibility. Knowledge of word processing (current and legacy), database software, and cataloging records using MARC 21; demonstrated proficiency in searching information indexes and databases and such local, national, and international union catalogs as OCLC’s WorldCat and ArchivesGrid; knowledge of ArchiveSpace and the Archivists’ Toolkit and EAD and associated XML; and understanding MODS, METS, DC, and TEI; experience with UNIX’ Fedora and HTML; use of various audio-visual formats and projection equipment, such as U-matic machines, beta machines, and audio tape machine; and knowledge and application of digitization technology, procedures, and equipment, including large-bed and desktop scanning devices and associated software including Photoshop. Knowledge of preservation concepts and techniques for paper-based collections, media, and photographs. Experience with copyright and reproduction policy development and implementation, digitization projects, and coordination of permissions and reproduction policies and contracts. Preferred: Experience with outreach activities, especially with classroom instruction, including at the graduate level; fund raising; and donor relations and commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, including publications.

SALARY/STATUS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: Retirement plans, health, and life insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, and 22 days of vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries, comprising libraries on the Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark and Rutgers Biological and Health Sciences –Rutgers University, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public, technical services, and collection development programs including digital initiatives and a pioneering institutional repository. The Libraries have highly valued staff of about 300 who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $28 million and outstanding collections especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. The Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities and Fedora repository software. The combined enrollment across all four universities is more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and more than 115 countries working toward degrees in 33 schools and colleges with an overall emphasis on arts and sciences. Rutgers University- New Brunswick supports over 41,000 graduate and undergraduate students, in approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and 60 doctoral programs as a Carnegie Classification Research University (very high research activity). Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. Rutgers is also a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

SCUA collects, preserves, and makes available rare, unique, or specialized sources to support study and research in the humanities and social sciences; New Jersey state, local, and cultural history; and the history of Rutgers University. The divisions include the Sinclair New Jersey Collection, Manuscripts Collection, Rare
Books Collection, University Archives Collection and other special collections such as maps, broadsides, pictorial materials, newspapers, and ephemera. SC/UA has system-wide responsibility for the acquisition, public service, and preservation of manuscripts, rare books, the University Archives, and comprehensive New
Jersey Collections in all formats. Rutgers is a member of the Research Libraries Group, Association of Research Libraries and American Association of Universities. For further information, please check the website:

Lila Fredenburg (APP. 222), Director of Administrative Services, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College
Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:, FAX: 732-932-7637

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.