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Librarian: Public Services Archivist

Apply now Job no: 496136
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Faculty

Public Services Archivist: The Monsignor William Noé Field Archives and Special Collections at Seton Hall University invites applications for a full-time, potentially renewable Term Library faculty position. We seek a collaborative and service-oriented archivist who can provide research services and lead public programming for Seton Hall’s rare book and manuscript collections and ensure accuracy and quality of collection description in public-facing portals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•The successful candidate will bear primary responsibility for providing accurate and complete collections data to the public, responding to remote and in person research inquiries in a deadline-driven environment
•Drive research services through collections data portals, spearhead efforts to enrich the user experience of these portals and collaborate to improve the quality and quantity of collections metadata.
•Manage the reading room, which is open by appointment, in collaboration with archives staff and with the support of the Special Collections Assistant
•Conduct strategic outreach to strengthen the archives’ relationships with students and faculty across campus as well as the Archdiocese of Newark
•Collaborate with other library faculty to identify ways to utilize special collections materials to support their work with the academic departments
•Re-envision the role of archives instruction, finding new and creative ways to support faculty across campus with collections-oriented programming
•Support existing special collections programming and identify opportunities to expand and diversify archival offerings (talks, workshops and lectures)
•Provide input on research activity to help prioritize processing work
•Assist with processing archival collections on a targeted basis
•Work collaboratively with Gallery staff and Archdiocesan Archivist
•Supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers, instructing and guiding them on reading room procedures and best practices for handling materials
•Complete special projects as assigned (examples include grant writing, assisting with Vault maintenance and special shifting projects, rare book evaluations, rehousing, etc.)
•Annually report on Archives services and activities.

Required Qualifications:

•MLS or MLIS with concentration in Archives
•Knowledge of archival principles and practices, including descriptive standards such as DACS, reparative description, familiarity with metadata standards for born-digital, AV, and museum objects.
•Familiarity with processing standards and practices such as MPLP and post-custodial models of stewardship sufficient to interpret these to the general public.
•Experience with archival management software such as Archivesspace, including back-end development and batch processing.
•Minimum of two years’ experience providing reference or research services for special collections materials in an academic research library or similar setting.
•Ability to work with a diverse range of students, scholars, and independent researchers
•Experience with instruction and public speaking.
•Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues and students.
•Demonstrated interest in continued professional growth, maintaining knowledge or skills through involvement in professional organizations or continued education.
•Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills.
•Ability to support the Catholic mission of the University.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications:

•Experience in museums, familiarity with museum practices and terminology
•Experience providing access to born-digital collections
•Understanding of and experience in graphic design, web design, and video editing
•Database development including coding queries and managing migrations

Salary Grade:

FA01 - Faculty



Physical Demands:

Occasionally lift and carry boxes up to 40 pounds; carry large or awkward oversize materials; climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders; regular exposure to older library materials

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide contact information (phone and email addresses) for 3 professional references.

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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