The University of Lynchburg, a private regional university,
located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in
central Virginia is seeking a full-time Archives and
Special Collections Librarian to join our Library
The Archives and Special Collections Librarian reports to, is
supervised by, and evaluated by the Director of the Library. The
evaluation of work performance will be ongoing and will be carried
out by the Director of the Library. It will include the specific
duties and responsibilities of this position description plus
employee attitude and general working behavior.
Job Type: Full-Time, Benefits Eligible
Job Purpose: Manage the University Archives in
digital and physical formats and facilitate scholarly access to and
ensure long-term preservation of special collections through
digital initiatives and engagement.
Specific Job Duties:
Archives: Manage University archives
in digital and physical formats from acquisition to access,
relative to best practices in preservation and digital
Access & Preservation: Facilitate
scholarly access to collections through digitization, the creation
and maintenance of descriptions, finding aids, and catalog records
across library platforms. Ensure long-term preservation of special
Digitization: Assess and coordinate
digitization priorities in accordance with the needs of the
library, the campus, and available staffing.
Outreach: Engage with campus
organizations and stakeholders in order to mold the archival
collections and document the history of the University.
Other Primary Responsibilities:
Liaison & Library Support
Services: Provide library support and assistance to university
employees in the areas of liaison responsibilities.
Supervise one or more student
Reference and Information Services:
Provide students, faculty, and other library users with reference
and information services at the reference desk or in other
locations, on an appointment basis, or via chat, Google meet,
phone, or email.
Collection Development: Select and
deselect materials in the areas of liaison
Instruction: Provide instruction to
students and faculty in the use of library and other information
resources in multiple modalities, both synchronous and
asynchronous, in the areas of liaison responsibilities and
cross-disciplinary areas, with a special focus on archives and
Service: Engage with the
faculty through regular attendance of faculty meetings and
occasional service on elected or appointed committees.
Scholarship: Participate in
professional activities such as conference attendance, service,
presentations, and/or publications.
Generous paid vacation, personal
days, and paid sick time and family leave, comprehensive insurance
(medical, dental, vision, etc.) and retirement plans, flexible
spending account, tuition remission, life and long term disability
insurance, and more. Learn
more about employment benefits at the University of
8:30 am - 5:00 pm (7.5 hours/day with
some evening and weekends to meet needs of department may be
Ability to communicate effectively
and have the ability to understand, comprehend and follow
Must have good teamwork skills
Some climbing of stairs and regular
handling of heavy or cumbersome material such as collection boxes
and book trucks. Half the time is spent sitting and the rest
equally divided between standing and walking. Tasks such as
working at a computer keyboard involve extensive wrist and hand
movements. Some evening and weekend hours are occasionally
required, as well as extensive contact with the public.
Oral or Written Requirements:
Excellent English language oral
skills for effective communication and in teaching the use of
resources, Excellent English language written skills for effective
communication in designing and typing memos, indexes,
bibliographies, and hand-outs.
Experience or academic coursework in
major areas of responsibility
Experience with library instruction
and knowledge of related pedagogies - particularly instruction with
Familiarity with archival practices,
description, and relevant metadata schemas such as EAD, Dublin
Core, XML, etc.
Willingness to learn and seek
opportunities to improve knowledge and performance in job related
Commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion in all aspects of work life.
Working knowledge of a digital
Experience in archival collection
Demonstrated knowledge of best
practices for digitization of materials in a variety of
Master’s degree in Library Science,
Archival Studies, or equivalent degree program accredited by the
American Library Association.
We seek candidates who are committed to the University of
Lynchburg’s efforts to create an environment that fosters a
student-centered environment, develops the breadth of knowledge
associated with liberal education, respects and supports diversity,
equity, and inclusion, values and celebrates diverse faith
traditions, and sustains close working relationships among faculty,
staff, students, alumni, and community partners.
Candidates must successfully pass a background check that is
satisfactory to the University. To apply, please submit a
University employment application and resumé, along with names and
contact information of three business references to: University of
Lynchburg, Attn: Human Resources, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg,
VA 24501, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within
its community and welcomes applications from persons of color,
women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with
disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute
to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg
The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity