Head of Special Collections and Archives 
Case Western Reserve University

**Case Western Reserve University  
Head of Special Collections and Archives**

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) at Case Western Reserve University seeks
imaginative, collaborative and dynamic candidates for the position of Head of
Special Collections and Archives (HSCA). With visionary and strategic
leadership the HSCA will lead the Scholarly Resources and Special Collections
Team, which manages the library's rare book, manuscript, and archival
collections, and the analog and digital preservation services. Reporting to
the Associate Director for Creation and Curation Services, the HSCA will take
a leadership role in the oversight, curation and promotion of the University's
special collections and archives.

CWRU is one of the most comprehensive research universities in the country.
The University enrolls over 5,000 undergraduate students and over 6,000
graduate and professional students across a wide range of disciplines. CWRU is
located in the University Circle area, a 550-acre, park-like concentration of
approximately 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service
institutions located at the eastern edge of the city center.

The Special Collections Research Center houses collections in several key
areas: the History of the Book; European and American literature; History of
Science; Fine Arts; and multiple collections of local interest, including the
Ernst & Young Founder Archives, and The Cleveland Playhouse Archives. The
University Archives include the combined archives of Case Institute of
Technology and Western Reserve University, and are a rich source of material
documenting CWRU's development.

In partnership with the KSL leadership, the new HSCA will develop a new vision
for special collections in the era of e-research and digital scholarship, and
foster campus engagement to encourage a significant increase in use of the
collections in teaching, learning and research. The successful candidate will
be an outgoing and persuasive, service-oriented individual who can engage
effectively with faculty and donors, and who possesses a clear awareness of
current relevant best practices and standards. A Master's degree in
Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline, and
significant experience working with rare books, special collections and/or
archives in a University setting are required.

**Please send applications and nominations to:  
Andrew Evans or Kristine O'Brien

Brill Neumann Associates

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In employment, as in education, CWRU is committed to Equal Opportunity and
Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented
minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
CWRU provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion,
Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable
accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any
applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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