Sisters of the Living Word
Arlington Heights

The archivist reports to the Community Director. The role of the archivist is
to collect, process and preserve the records and historical documents for the
use of those who have legitimate need to use the collection. The contents of
the archives are not limited to the official papers of the past Leadership
Teams, but encompass anything and everything which helps preserve the sense of
the history and heritage, the spirit and charism of the Sisters of the Living

Essential Job Functions:

• Develop, maintain and update a system for organizing and describing all
digital assets

• Maintain current schema for describing analog materials

• Prepare electronic finding aids

• Serve as knowledge resource for the SLW Leadership Team, and Living Word
Center staff in locating materials

• Work with colleagues in accessing and processing electronic and analog

• Form new partnerships with local archives, especially those of religious

• Update archival display areas in lobby

• Update archival/heritage blog on website and respond to comments

• Other duties as assigned


• Commitment to support the Mission and Vision of the Sisters of the Living

• Knowledge of database architecture in Microsoft Access critical

• ALA-accredited MLS with a strong background in archives or special

• One or two years of relevant experience

• Knowledge of XML, DACS, and EAD

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