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Head of Special Collections & Archives Librarian II

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Head of Special Collections & Archives Librarian II


Librarian II E30177

Regular (PIN) or Long Term Contractual Faculty

Long Term

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Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall responsibility to maintain and administer the university archival collection.
  • Prepare archival materials for digitization with indexes, Metatags, and material descriptions for database accessibility.
  • Digitize the collection using archival scanners with backup drives for security purposes.
  • Develop and maintain organized system to track archival materials for public retrieval.
  • Develop and implement a plan for physical access to the collections.
  • Develop and/or support outreach programs for the public, create displays, exhibits, presentations, lectures, and workshops pertaining to the archival collection.
  • Supervise an archivist assistant, graduate students, and student interns.
  • Provide library research & instruction support to individual students and/or at the classroom level
  • Coordinate with the Dean of the Library in creating and maintaining policies, procedures, planning, and programming for Special Collections.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment

Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials. Proof of US citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986).

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are not required but encouraged for all eligible students, faculty and staff returning to USM institutions. This protocol is subject to change.

Bowie State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • Three years or more experience in an academic library or museum facility.
  • Special Collections/Archivist experience.
  • Familiarity & experience utilizing archival computer software
  • Management/Supervisory experience
  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related degree from an ALA -accredited institution.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of archival standards, policies & procedures.
  • Knowledge of archival computer software, electronic resources, online catalogs, discovery tools, and databases.
  • Knowledge of storage and preservation techniques for various types of archival materials & formats.
  • Knowledge of emerging archival trends and methods.
  • Must have organizational skills for storing, tracking, and retrieving documents.
  • Knowledge of database management and other management tools, including finding aids.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues and library users from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to conduct effective library instruction classes.
Minimum Qualifications

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Master’s degree in Library Science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. LinkedIn Profile

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