Reporting to Manuscript Archivist and grant Primary Investigator, the Project
Archivist processes the manuscript collections that comprise the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) two year, grant funded
project "Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American
Women Intellectuals." The Project Archivist also creates
descriptive tools for each collection including MARC catalog records and
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. The
incumbent is expected to provide outreach on behalf of MARBL, through social
media, contributions to the MARBL Magazine, and/or the creation of exhibits
based on the project. The incumbent also participates in
administrative activities such as submitting activity reports and supervising
two graduate students. Specific duties of the incumbent inc
* Creates work plans which record basic information about the collection, suggest proposed arrangement schemes, as well as the estimated duration of the project and any decisions made during the project.
* Performs basic preservation work such as removing rusty metal hardware, unfolding and flattening documents, and transferring material to new, acid-free folders and boxes.
* Conducts appraisal of material within collections, a process by which the permanent, archival value of materials are evaluated.
* ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies OR equivalent education and experience (relevant subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
* At least one year of demonstrated experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging and describing manuscript collections, preferably in a special collections library in an academic environment.
* Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to archives and manuscript collections.
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