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Associate Librarian for Special Collections & Archives

Job Description:

This position serves as the University Archivist and provides supervision and management for all aspects of archival and special collections management, including administrative and financial management, virtual and physical maintenance of paper and digital collections, and service to researchers and donor relations. Also, will coordinate and manage a program of digital, multimedia and paper based records and historical documents; will define and apply the methodology and standards for best practices to born digital and digitized collections; will lead the implementation of digital technologies for online accessible collections; will supervise part-time staff and students; and plan, develop, maintain, and process procedures and manuals to support the management and processing of all archival content.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in MLS/MLIS, History, or Archival Studies with at least five years’ experience in special collections or archives in a university or research library is required. Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives; knowledge of emerging metadata standards (Dublin Core, EAD, etc.); demonstrated experience with digital content management systems (CONTENTdm, Archivists’ Toolkit, etc.); supervisory experience required; demonstrated project management skills are required; knowledge or coursework in Virginia state history with special emphasis on African-Americans is preferred; knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and other web based applications required; strong organizational skills required; excellent oral and written communication skills required; and proven track record of good customer service skills is desired.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Virginia State University will accept applications through the on-line Recruitment Management System (RMS) at Interested persons must attach a letter of interest and current accomplishments related to the position announcement, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be mailed to:

Virginia State University
Office of Human Resources
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412

Your name and the position number (FA183) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidate(s) may be required to complete a statement of personal economic interest as a condition of employment.


Optional Applicant Documents:

Other Document

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter

Contact Information:

Debra Person-Cooper

Phone: (804) 524-6846