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|Company||Western Oregon Univeristy , Monmouth, OR|
|Close||Review begins April 16, 2012|
|Salary||$44,000 (one-year, 12-month contract)|
|Project Archivist Posted Apr 24
Western Oregon Univeristy , Monmouth, OR
LSTA Grant – ARCHIVIST
(12 month appointment)
Department: Library and Media Services Salary: $44,000 (one-year, 12-month contract)
Recruitment #: S1212
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin April 16, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
Western Oregon University invites applications for the position of Project Archivist to work extensively with high-profile gubernatorial political papers located at three institutions for a one-year (12-month), grant-funded, full-time position. This position will report to the WOU Dean of Library and Media Services. A consortium of four public and private higher education libraries in the Willamette Valley (Portland State University in Portland, Pacific University in Forest Grove, Western Oregon University in Monmouth, and Willamette University in Salem) were awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to cooperatively process, preserve, and create finding aids relating to the non-official and personal papers of three Oregon governors since World War II.
These papers include three recent Oregon governors:
Robert W. Straub (Governor 1975-1979), located at Western Oregon University
Victor Atiyeh (Governor 1979-1987), located at Pacific University
Barbara Roberts (Governor, 1991-1995), located at Portland State University
The Project Archivist will survey and appraise materials in these collections. Working in close consultation with archives staff from each institution, he or she will create and implement a processing plan for each collection. The Project Archivist will: arrange and describe the collections in accordance with approved plans; screen for potentially sensitive material; weed extraneous material; and recommend appropriate preservation procedures for all formats. This work will result in the creation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids that will be uploaded to the Northwest Digital Archives database. Other outcomes will include the identification of materials appropriate for future digitization projects and exhibits, and outreach activities related to the project.
The Project Archivist will work directly with both professional archives staff and student assistants. The Project Archivist will write quarterly reports of his or her progress and communicate regular updates to the University Archivist at each location. The Project Archivist will report directly to the University Archivist at each institution while working there.
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree
Experience with arranging and describing modern personal papers, preferably large collections
Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures
Familiarity with standards for manuscript and archival description, including DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, and XML
Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting, potentially with student assistants
Capacity to work in deadline-driven environment and independently prioritize
Ability to regularly lift and move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
Ability to travel between projects sites in Portland, Monmouth, and Forest Grove throughout the year (flexible work schedule is negotiable; relocation and travel assistance is not included)
Understanding of grant writing procedures and management of grant-funded projects
Knowledge of modern United States history, especially Oregon
Familiarity with archival software such as Archivists’ Toolkit or Archon
Familiarity with digital asset management software
Description Western Oregon University is a comprehensive, public university of 5,000 students, which places special emphasis on undergraduate teaching. Located in the Willamette Valley, it is 15 miles from Salem, the state's capitol, and 60 miles from Portland. The Library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium with a database of over 22 million volumes.
Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce
TO APPLY SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
1) WOU Faculty Employment Application form at www.wou.edu/prostaffapp
2) Cover letter
3) Current resume
4) Three professional references (Name, address, telephone number, and email address including
current or most recent supervisor)
5) Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned. If MLS is within six months of completion,
please submit appropriate documentation.
Submit Application Materials to:
S1212 LSTA Grant Archivist
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth OR 97361
Documents may also be faxed to 503-838-8144 or emailed to email@example.com.