CSU Archivist (Library Service Specialist III),
Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Temporary, Full Time, Library
This is a full-time, temporary position.
** Successful candidates in these temporary appointments may be
appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the
assignment. Temporary appointments must end on or before the end of
the fiscal year (June 30th of the following year), with the
possibility of renewal.
Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal
records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a
conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the
background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is
discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified
information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee
who was conditionally offered the position.
Application Deadline & Salary
The application deadline is: Thursday, July 1, 2021.
The salary range for this classification is: minimum $3,528 -
maximum $6,505 monthly.
The salary range by the department is: minimum $4,150 - maximum
Under the direction of the Director of Archives and Special
Collections in the University Library, the CSU Archivist supports
efforts to preserve and make accessible archival materials relating
to CSUDH collections and the records of the CSU System-wide
Archives. The CSU Archivist will work on digitizing records,
creating metadata for catalog records, organize physical and
digital archival materials and create archival finding aids for
those records relating to the CSU System-wide Archives.
Required Education: Equivalent to a completion of a high school
education or equivalent certification.
Required Experience: Two (2) years of related experience in an
archival or special collections environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Knowledge of and experience with best practices for digitization
of archival materials, manuscripts, photographs, and other special
-Knowledge of archival theory and practice as demonstrated through
-Demonstrated experience in archival appraisal, selection,
arrangement and description, reference, and outreach
-Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as
Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, computer operating
systems, storage systems and file formats. Operation of scanning
-Knowledge of Archives operations and their interactions with
campus departments and the campus community.
-Ongoing understanding of current archival trends.
-Knowledge of national archival principles and archival
-Knowledge of how to physically process collections, generate
finding aids and other cataloging records.
-Ability to participate in long range planning relating to the
storage of archival collections.
-Experience responding to archival and special collections
reference queries, using standard databases such as the Online
Archive of California, and other relevant databases.
-Ability to work accurately with attention to detail; use direction
in applying rules and metadata standards, regulations and
procedures, and understanding of copyright in an archival setting;
communicate effectively using standard English.
-Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge to
determine the best course of action regarding Archives Reading Room
-Ability to compile and present information in an organized
-Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of
desktop application such as word processing and spreadsheets.
-Ability to handle rare materials with the necessary care.
-Bachelors degree or ALA-accredited Masters' degree in Library,
Information Science, Archives Administration OR an advanced degree
in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special
collections or archival training.
-Experience using Archives Space and CONTENTdm cataloging
-Ability to promote the CSU Archives through social media posts,
creation of LibGuides, and presentations to potential users.
-Minimum of one year professional experience working in an academic
library, historical society, archival institution, digitization
setting or a research institution/company.
35% - Implement workflows that facilitate access to digitized
archival records. This will focus on prioritizing which archival
collections are digitized and cataloged. Includes the digitization,
transcription and cataloging of CSU/CSUDH materials. Participates
in the generation of metadata into systems for storage, discovery
and display using ContentDM or other content management systems.
Records include reports, correspondence, and public relations
materials. The creation of metadata includes a description of each
archival record and assigning subject headings for access. This is
achieved by using national standards and best practices for the
digitization, description, curation, access, and discoverability of
30% - Following appropriate archival best practices, make CSU
archival collections accessible through the organization,
arrangement and description of those archival records. Generate
archival finding aids (guides to collections) in Archives Space and
the Online Archive of California. Perform basic preservation for
15% - Perform Archives Reference Room duties including patron
assistance, answer email or other reference or image requests.
Locate archival materials in stacks. Maintain an orderly appearance
of archival stacks.
15% - Work with CSU personnel to transfer paper and born digital
materials to the archives. Works collaboratively with Archives
staff to evaluate, appraise and supervise transfer archival
materials. Accessions new CSU materials by bringing materials to
the archives from outside sources and filling out appropriate forms
to notate the origins of the records. Coordinates with archives
staff to plan, prioritize, harvest and carry out projects to
digitize CSU archival materials.
5% - Create Lib-Guides, blog posts, website text, social media
posts, online and physical exhibitions and other publicity related
materials. Other duties as assigned.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed
to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.
California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical
condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
For more information or definition of these terms, please
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources
Office at (310) 243-3771.
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at https://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/clery/crime-stats/
, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon
appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to
work in the U.S.
The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking,
Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on
University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article
01 Jul 2021
To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/501417/csu-archivist-library-service-specialist-iii-temporary