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[AV Media Matters] Job Announcement - New Position
POSITION: Processing/Audiovisual Archivist (New Position)
DEPARTMENT: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research
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 assigned collections.
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
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 (http://www.uga.edu/).
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.