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Subject: Position at Rochester Institute of Technology

Position at Rochester Institute of Technology

From: Marcia Trauernicht <mstwml>
Date: Monday, August 5, 2002
RIT Archivist
Rochester Institute of Technology

The RIT Library <URL:> seeks a creative,
service-oriented archivist to join a dedicated team at a dynamic
academic library in providing access to its resources (paper and
digital) by developing, managing and promoting the RIT Archives.

The RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Archives collects,
organizes, preserves and displays materials from the Institute's
past. It forms the primary source for the study of the history and
development of the Institute. The RIT Library Special Collections,
housed within the RIT Archives space, include a wide variety of
published and unpublished materials organized in distinct, but
related collections, with greatest strengths in graphic design and
applied photography. The RIT Archives and Special Collections
Reading Room currently provides services to nearly 1000 visitors per

The duties of the RIT Archivist consist of managing all archival
functions and the maintaining of its collections, providing
regularly scheduled reading room hours of service, creating a
records management system and managing Institute records, performing
liaison work with appropriate library staff and campus agencies and
personnel that stimulates and builds connections within the RIT
community, creating exhibits and web sites that promote the
Archives' holdings, creating finding aids and catalog records for
the Archives collection, pursuing grants, providing reference desk
service, and supervising one part-time staff member and 3-4 student
employees. For more information, please go to


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    M.L.S. degree from an ALA-accredited program with emphasis on
    Archives or professional experience with Archival Collections.
    Preferred: B.A. in History.

    1-2 years of professional archives work in a college or
    university archives, including experience in:

        appraising, processing and describing paper-based records as
        well as objects

        cataloging in MARC (Marchine Readabel Cataloging) AMC
        (Archives and Manuscript Control) and Encoded Archival
        Description (EAD)

        developing and presenting formal workshops and instruction

        developing exhibits and public programs

        utilizing computer applications, particularly those for web
        page creation

    Strong interpersonal skills
    Ability to lift 20 to 30 lbs.

Salary and Benefits: high $40,000's, commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits.

Job Setting: Dynamic academic library with a great staff of 45 at a
progressive, technical university in upstate New York. Library
services approximately 15,100 students and 2,665 faculty/staff,
maintains approximately 400,000 volumes and over 150 electronic

Closing Date: Applications accepted immediately until position

Send resume with cover letter and three references (with names,
addresses, phone numbers, email) by mail to:

    Sue Roethel Gioia,
    RIT Library,
    Rochester Institute of Technology,
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive,
    Rochester NY 14623-5604
    srgwml [at] rit__edu
    Fax: 585-475-7007.

Please indicate your source for this job ad.

RIT is an EOE/AA employer.

Marcia S. Trauernicht
RIT Library
Rochester Institute of Technology
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5640

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