ATG Job Bank 1/12/17 – Winthrop University, SC

Audio-Visual Archivist and Reference Librarian

College/Department or Unit:   Louise Pettus Archives and Dacus Library

Job Purpose: The Pettus Archives and Dacus Library seek an innovative and engaged candidate for a position with duties in the archives and the main library. We seek an individual who is open to innovation and eager to take on the challenges of the changing library and archives environment. 

Major Responsibilities: 

Archives (50%)

  • Oversees and manages the archives Audio-Visual  Collection, Oral History Project, and the Veterans’ History Project
  • Conducts oral history interviews and instructs and supervises student employees, interns, and other students and volunteers in oral history interview processes in the Archives.
  • Digitizes recordings, films, and videos and adds material to Digital Commons, the digital asset management system
  • Promotes the audio-visual collection
  • Assists Pettus Archives researchers 
  • Assists with Pettus Archives exhibits
  • Participates in Pettus Archives programs and events

Reference (50%)

  • Provides Sunday and weekday reference service at Dacus Library
  • Teaches in the information literacy program
  • Develops research guides and other instructional materials
  • Participates in collection development
  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments
  • Participates in Dacus Library programs and events

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program and at least six months of archives experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Twelve or more months working as a reference librarian in an academic library
  • Twelve or more months working as an archivist in museum or archives
  • Should be familiar with standard archival practices, have training with audio-visual digitization and management programs, experience conducting oral history interviews, and experience working in archives or other workplace that documents or preserves historical information.

Work Environment:  This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. The candidate should also have the ability to work with the community, local schools, and other universities and local entities.  The archivist / reference librarian works as a member of the library faculty and is required to serve on library and campus-wide committees.

Background Check Statement: Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.      

Employment Conditions:  A full-time, twelve-month non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Availability:  May 1, 2017 or thereafter

Application Timeline and Procedures:

Application deadline is February 25, 2017; materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been selected.

Review of applicants will begin on March 1, 2017

The following materials should be submitted to the address below:

  1. A letter of application describing qualifications in the context of the position
  2. Résumé
  3. Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references
  4. Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees

All materials should be submitted electronically to:
Library/Archives Search, Co-chairs
Dacus Library
E-mail: DacusSearch@winthrop.edu

 

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