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Job: Head, University Archives and Co-Director, University Digital Conservancy at University of Minnesota

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Job Code and Title: (9921) Librarian Series

Position Title: Head, University Archives and Co-Director, University Digital
Conservancy (UL286)

Job Code: 9921

Requisition Number: 177962

Position Category: Staff - Professional Non-Faculty

Appointment Term: A = 12 month

Appointment Type: Probationary; acad profl staff (H)

Work Hours: 8-5, Flexible, some evenings

Work Days: M-F, Flexible, some weekends

Full/Part-time: Full-Time

Department Name: Lib Acad Prgms/Archv Spec Coll (374D)

College or Admin: Unit Libraries, University

Campus Location: Twin Cities

Job Open Date: 05-01-2012

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Duties/Responsibilities

The University Archivist has responsibility by University Regents' policy to
collect and preserve the record of University activity. The Archivist fosters
collaborations within the University and actively seeks external partnerships
to support and further the mission and activities of the archives, the
Libraries, and the University.

  
The UDC serves as the institutional digital repository and as a repository for
key subject collections. Key responsibilities of the position include engaging
with faculty and graduate students as partners in integrating special
collections and archival research and methods into the curriculum; actively
seeking administrative, college and departmental, and faculty records;
developing policies and tools for UDC ingest and setting long-term goals and
priorities for preservation and access to digital content; and supervising
staff and students. The successful candidate will be deeply engaged in
achieving department goals and furthering Libraries' strategic directions; and
will contribute to the profession through scholarship and service while
working toward continuous appointment.

  
Required/Preferred Qualifications Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced
degree with relevant experience

Background or training in archival practices

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Ability to work effectively both independently and in cooperation with
colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative environment

Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking

Flexibility and openness to change

Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy and educational practices, and emerging
library service models

Facility in use of technology

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of university organizational structures

Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and
other campus communities

Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations,
including the fostering of staff professional development and growth

Experience with developing digital collections

Experience with assessing the effectiveness of library collections and
services

Demonstrated creative approaches to promoting library services

Record of professional contribution

Experience in grants development and fund-raising activities.

Program/Unit Description

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for visionary,
strategic, and creative leadership for the position of University Archivist
and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy (UDC).

  
The position reports to the Elmer L. Andersen Director of Archives and Special
Collections. University Archives is the largest of the eleven archives and
special collections units in the department and serves a clientele ranging
from History Day students to University administrators to individual scholars.
Shared services and programs within the department enable rich exhibits,
online services, and collection support. The University Archives enjoys a high
profile on campus, and has been the catalyst for special projects such as the
Memorial Stadium commemoration (http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/), and the
recipient of grant funds for projects such as "Minnesota Roots of the Green
Revolution" (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/uar/greenrevolution/), and "Harvesting
Minnesota's Agricultural History" (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/uar/aghistory/).

  
The UDC serves as the institutional digital repository and as a repository for
key subject collections. It is one of the few repositories in the country
where the University Archives plays an integral and well-defined role.
Downloads from University Archives content in the UDC averages over 15,000 per
month. University Archives staff not only recruit born-digital content from
campus, but also select and scan appropriate documents for addition to the
UDC. Key responsibilities of the position include engaging with faculty and
graduate students as partners in integrating special collections and archival
research and methods into the curriculum; actively seeking administrative,
college and departmental, and faculty records; developing policies and tools
for UDC ingest and setting long-term goals and priorities for preservation and
access to digital content; and supervising staff and students. The successful
candidate will be deeply engaged in achieving department goals and furthering
Libraries' strategic directions; and will contribute to the profession through
scholarship and service while working toward continuous appointment.

  
The University Libraries are an integral part of campus life and contribute
significant resources and programs to the state, region, and broader
profession. The University Libraries provide a highly collaborative
environment, distinguished by significant engagement in teaching/learning and
research support, significant digital library development, and new models for
advancing access to content and collections. Outreach is strengthened by
unparalleled infrastructure for resource sharing, information access,
digitization, and digital preservation within the state and region provided by
the University Libraries-based Minitex program. The Libraries is a member of
the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Center for Library
Initiatives, the HathiTrust, the Digital Library Federation, the Center for
Research Libraries, and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.

  
The University of Minnesota is a forward-looking and diverse institution
located in the center of the vibrant Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin
Cities are known for their cultural amenities, such as the Guthrie Theater,
Walker Art Center, Children's Theater Company, and Science Museum and for
their extensive park and recreational systems.
(http://www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)

  
Application Instructions

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track,
academic/professional position with probationary appointment at Assistant or
Associate Librarian. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate
with experience, excellent benefits, and a substantial moving allowance.

  
Please apply online via the Employment System at
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=102796

  
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Submit a letter of application addressing all required
qualifications and any applicable preferred qualifications; a resume; and the
names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current
references. Please identify applications with UL286.

  
"Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a
background verification"

  
Does this position require a background check? Yes



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