Reporting to the Head, Manuscripts and Archives Department, this position will
be assigned to special processing projects for large congressional
collections. The position will work independently to accession, appraise,
arrange and describe collections with text, media and electronic records. The
position will apply uniform arrangement and description standards for
congressional collections, and contribute collection descriptions to special
collections databases using established archival standards. The successful
applicant will also provide reference assistance and information about the
collections, as appropriate, in support of assigned congressional processing
projects. The successful applicant will also contribute to University of
Delaware Library efforts to expand access to its holdings through the Internet
and other digital initiatives, and may contribute to other departmental
duties, as assigned.
Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's degree in library/information science
with concentration in archival administration [required]. Experience and/or
training with textual and electronic records management. Excellent oral and
written communication skills for project progress reports and promotion of the
collection. Strong organizational skills, project management skills, and the
ability to work independently. Ability to perform physical activities
associated with archival environments. Familiarity with efficient processing
procedures for large collections (MP/LP), as well as DACS, EAD-XML, MARC and
other metadata standards. Ability to communicate effectively and to interact
well with people of diverse backgrounds.
PREFERRED: Knowledge of twentieth-century American history and politics and
historical research methods. Supervisory experience. Experience with archival
description standards. Knowledge and awareness of current trends in
digitization of primary source material for preservation and access.
Demonstrated experience with HTML, XSLT, and web applications, EAD, XML, etc.
General Information: The University of Delaware Library makes accessible a
broad range of electronic resources, including over 42,000 electronic and
print journals, over 320 databases and over 26,000 videos. Library collections
which are broadly based and comprehensive include over 2.8 million volumes.
The Library has 275 public access workstations, 200 laptop connections and
wireless access. The Library is a Member of the Association of Research
Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information,
Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC
Research Partnership and SPARC. The Library is an Affiliate member of the
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) that promotes health
information, education and/or access in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes
Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. More information about the
Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.
Special collections holdings of the University of Delaware Library include
books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, broadsides, periodicals,
pamphlets, ephemera, and realia from the fifteenth to the twenty-first
century. Printed collections number more than 200,000 titles and manuscript
collections span more than 5,000 linear feet. The collections complement the
University's teaching programs and the Library's general collections with
particular strengths in the subject areas of the Arts; English, Irish, and
American literature; history and Delawareana; horticulture and the history of
science and technology. The Department has an active exhibition program, is
engaged in several ongoing Web-related activities, including online finding
aids to manuscript and archival collections, online exhibitions and
digitization of selected collections. Additional information about special
collections at the University of Delaware Library is available online at:
Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick leave. Generous flexible
benefits program. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary
contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and course fee
waiver for employee.
To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact
information of three employment references, in a single document, following
University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/
by August 31, 2012.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal
background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from
employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.
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