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position available for A/V archivist, 2nd posting
Just as a reminder, the deadline for application is approaching - Friday,
June 1, 2001. Sorry for the cross-list postings.
POSITION: Processing/Audiovisual Archivist (New Position)
DEPARTMENT: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is a
department within the University of Georgia Libraries, which reports to
the University Librarian and which functions as a center for the study of
post-1900 Georgia politics and public policy in both the state and the
nation. Although the papers of the U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell are
the cornerstone of the Library, acquisitions include the papers of former
U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, other U.S. congressmen, judges,
governors and state legislators, the records of state political and public
policy organizations, and the files and cartoons of journalists.
The Russell Library staff consists of the department head, four
archivists, and two other staff and is responsible for the acquisition,
preservation, and processing of permanent historical records according to
archival standards and procedures and for providing reference assistance
to a variety of patrons. The Processing Archivist is a member of the
Libraries' faculty and reports to the Lead Processing Archivist of the
Russell Library, as a member of the processing unit.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates in the processing of archival collections by carrying out
select processing activities; coordinating and participating with assigned
projects; preparing accession records, inventories and finding aids for
Provides for the preservation of and access to audiovisual materials in
all collections by reassessing policies and procedures; selecting and
establishing an automated system of access; and maintaining current
archival standards. Serves as liaison to Media Archives and investigates
funding resources for preservation.
Manages reproduction and copyright issues related to use of audiovisual
materials in collections.
Participates in the appraisal of electronic records in terms of content
and context by assessing relationship to textual records in the collection
as well as materials in other collections; provides for the preservation
of and access to electronic records in the collections by staying abreast
of trends relating to the medium through continuing education and
consultation with appropriate co-workers and colleagues.
Supervises one or more student assistants by providing basic archival
education (or training) in the arrangement, description and preservation
of original materials.
Collaborates in the development of automated access to archival holdings
by engaging in the creation of MARC records for item-level and
collection-level records using APPM and AACR2 and maintaining awareness of
trends in automating finding aids.
Provides reference service to the University community and the general
public by participating in staffing the department's reference desk, by
developing and maintaining knowledge of collections within the library and
by providing tours and instruction as needed.
Participates in general departmental administration by contributing to the
planning and developing of special projects, functions and exhibits.
Maintains an awareness of current trends in the archival field by
participating in professional activities.
Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in the department and
organization and contributes to the team effort by assuming other similar
duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Master's degree (ACA certification expected in 5 years for continued
employment) or ALA accredited MLS (with archival concentration or archival
work experience preferred); Strong organizational ability; Working
knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard
bibliographic tools; Effective oral and written communication skills;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
co-workers, donors, and patrons; Knowledge of current cataloging standards
(AACR2, APPM, LC subject headings and classification, authority control,
and MARC 21); Experience working with film, video, and audio formats
preferred; Knowledge of audiovisual preservation and copyright issues
preferred; Experience with computer applications for archival collections
desired; Previous supervisory experience desired.
BENEFITS: Standard benefits package includes life, health and disability
insurance and mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement
system, and 21 days annual leave, plus 12 paid holidays. Salary minimum:
$30,000, commensurate with experience. For further information on the
campus and the community visit the University of Georgia's Web site
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application addressing all
qualifications with a resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of
three references by June 1, 2001, to:
Florence E. King
Assistant University Librarian for Human Resources
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, Georgia 30602-1641
Fax: (706) 542-4144
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, GA 30602-1641