Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University Libraries seeks a Librarian/Archivist
primarily responsible for the arrangement and description of manuscript,
institutional, print, photographic and related special collections, including
the creation and publication of finding aids. This position also requires work
on the management of digitized and born-digital materials, including
digitization and digital preservation efforts.
Under the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center, the
successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the arrangement and
description of manuscript, institutional, print, photographic and related
special collections, including the creation and publication of finding aids.
This position also requires work on the management of digitized and born-
digital materials, including digitization and digital preservation efforts.
Additional responsibilities include collection arrangement, documentation, and
workflows, collaborating with the Archives and Special Collections Center
staff and library faculty, administration and staff on projects related to
archival based research, preservation efforts, and display of archival
materials. Other related duties as assigned. This individual will oversee and
collaborate on collection processing decisions and initiatives, and will
maintain and revise the Processing and Procedures Manual as necessary. Direct
supervision of student workers, interns, and volunteers is required. Other
duties related to the operations of the Archives and Special Collections
Center will be assigned on a continuing basis including regular reference desk
An MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in
Archives Management (or strong training and experience in this area) is
required. Excellent interpersonal, organization, communication skills and
knowledge of basic archival principles are required. Experience processing
collections in an academic setting, a thorough knowledge of Encoded Archival
Description (EAD), the Archivists' Toolkit (or similar program), CONTENTdm (or
similar), library content management systems (such as SpringShare's LibGuides)
are required. Demonstrated ability to meet a high standard of quality work
independently and expeditiously is required, along with coordinating and
training to meet a heavy workload. The successful candidate
should also demonstrate an interest in continuing professional growth and
development, maintaining knowledge and skills through involvement in
professional organizations or continued education, and supporting a collegial
and collaborative work environment.
A second masters in a related discipline is desired (and required for tenure).
Knowledge of Describing Archives: A Content Standard is strongly preferred.
Experience with scanning, digital preservation, and the processing of born-
digital archival materials is strongly preferred. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and
programming languages such as XSLT is preferred. Knowledge of a non-English
European language (such as Italian, French, Spanish, or Latin) is desired.
Scholarship and service will be required for tenure.
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