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Instruction and Outreach Archivist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 11, 2024

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Instruction and Outreach Archivist

Job no: 534056

Work type: Faculty - Career

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Library, Instruction

Department: Libraries
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

June 24, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete an online application and upload a current resume that demonstrates how you meet the listed qualifications.
You will also be asked to provide names and contact information for 3 professional references; you will be notified before references are contacted.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant year-round climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About the UO Libraries
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University of Oregon's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the UO Libraries offers many flexible service and technology-rich environments for our users' research, learning, and publishing needs.

The UO Libraries' mission is informing research and learning breakthroughs for Oregon. We strive to realize our vision of being a model for the enduring, positive impact that research libraries can have on their academic and civic communities. We do that with an unwavering commitment to our values. Learn more about the UO Libraries' strategic design, our values, and our goals at

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Special Collections and University Archives:
Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the primary repository for the university's institutional archives, rare books, historic photographs, and one of the largest historical manuscript collections in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest repository in the state that provides extensive public access to its collections and is thus a critically important source of Oregon and Pacific Northwest materials to be used for research and instruction.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Special Collections and University Archivist (SCUA) & Reference Services Coordinator, the Instruction and Outreach Archivist serves as a member of both the public services team and the curatorial team in SCUA, with responsibilities in outreach, reference, instruction, social media, and assessment. The Archivist will develop, lead, or collaborate on outreach activities on campus and in the community to support returning visitors and reach new audiences. The Archivist will manage SCUA's Instructional Program, including scheduling the classroom; serving as the first point of contact for faculty interested in teaching; supporting faculty in identifying and selecting appropriate resources for classroom sessions; delivering instruction sessions and developing instructional content; and potential supervision of student employees. The Instruction and Outreach Archivist will also be responsible for collaboration with the Assessment and Analytics Manager to evaluate outreach and instruction functions in alignment with the SAA/RBMS Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services. This position includes weekly shifts at public service points and assistance with in-person reference inquiries. The Instruction and Outreach Archivist also participates in professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field and to meet criteria for promotion and retention. This position contributes to the University's goals regarding equity and inclusion.

We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the position and recognize that successful candidates may come from varied career paths, having gained skills and abilities outside of an institutional context. We encourage you to apply even if you don't believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent; OR equivalent terminal degree in which coursework has focused on the intellectual control and organization of archival collections or primary source instruction.
  • 4 years experience in an archives or special collections repository.
  • 1 year of work experience with instruction and outreach in a special collections library or archives setting.

    Professional Competencies

  • Strong familiarity with information literacy, primary source literacy, and active learning pedagogy in an archives or special collections repository.
  • Strong public service or customer service skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person and writing with a diverse campus constituency.
  • Experience performing complex and detail-oriented tasks, especially those related to archival instruction and outreach.
  • Ability to develop and complete plans and projects on time and with available resources.
  • Experience using common office software, particularly Microsoft Excel or other databases, and using technology to support academic instruction in a hybrid learning environment.
  • Experience or familiarity with ArchivesSpace and/or Integrated Library Systems.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and network with archival colleagues through professional associations and conferences.
  • Familiarity with archival or rare book principles and operations as related to the preservation and use of the artifact.
  • Experience training and supervising student employees.
  • Experience working with archival and rare book collections in a public service or cataloging setting.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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