The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and
serviceoriented librarian to fill the position of Archivist in the Institute
of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library onthe Newark
Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Reporting to the Director of the Instituteof Jazz Studies,
the Archivist will take a leadership role in the management and oversight of
archival andresearch collections in IJS in ensuring the
effective provision of library and information services to the
diversecommunity of users. Will receive, arrange, describe,
preserve and create finding aids using best practices andcutting-edge techniques for the Institute's archival collections, which
consist of music manuscripts, personalpapers, photographs,
memorabilia, and other materials. Will provide in-depth assistance to visiting
researchersand scholars as well as respond to requests by
mail, email and phone. Will provide materials for the
media,performing arts and other organizations. Will
identify, solicit and steward donors, and advise the Dana
LibraryDirector on the acceptance of gift collections for
the Institute. Will oversee the activities of grant-
fundedarchivists. Will supervise student workers and
interns, including the provision of training in archival
practices.Will provide outreach, enhancing the visibility
of the Institute and its collections, by conducting tours of
theInstitute and preparing exhibits, and represent the
Institute at professional meetings and conferences.
Willcollaborate in the Libraries' digitization
efforts. As a member of a university-wide faculty, the
Archivist isexpected to participate in system-wide
initiatives, committees, and task forces, and to demonstrate
commitmentto continual professional development through
scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, including
publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of
relevant professional associations.


A record of professional experience in an academic or research library,
archives, orsimilar setting, with emphasis on experience in
archival processing, management and preservation.
Extensiveknowledge of and experience in the development of
EAD finding aids. Extensive knowledge of issues relatingto
managing and preserving digital collections. Awareness of
national issues and trends in archives and incollections
services. Must have the ability and desire to meet tenure and promotion
requirements. Thus, thesuccessful
candidate will have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution
and/or a Master's degreein Archival Studies. Knowledge of
or familiarity with jazz history is desired.


Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health
insurance,prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans,
tuition remission, one month vacation.


Rutgers University is a member of the Association of
American Universities. The university, spread over three
regional campuses, includes over 50,000 graduate and
undergraduate students and 2,500 faculty, engaged in
numerous degree-granting, research and professionalprograms
in all disciplines, as well as a broad spectrum of service programs for the
state. Situated on 35 acresin downtown Newark, Rutgers-
Newark is part of a dynamic urban environment and is positioned to take
aleading role in the further revitalization of Newark.
The Newark campus is a doctoral-degree granting
researchinstitution, classified as a Carnegie Research
Intensive institution. Rutgers-Newark offers 14 doctoral
programs:American studies, applied physics, behavioral and
neural science biology, chemistry, criminal
justice,environmental science, global affairs, management,
mathematical sciences, nursing, psychology,
publicadministration, and urban systems. With more than
11,000 graduate and undergraduate students and anticipated

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