Assistant Librarian - Faculty -- Texas A&M University -- Commerce, TX

Master Title: Assistant Librarian - Faculty Code: 7108
Position Title: Assistant Librarian - Faculty PIN: R04143
Department: Library
FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Associate Dean of Libraries
Grade: Exc
Work Location: Texas A&M University-Commerce

Revision Date: 2/1/2022

SUMMARY:
The Assistant Librarian – Assistant Archivist is responsible for processing and accessioning collections, providing reference services, and performing other archival duties as assigned under the general direction of the Associate Dean of Libraries.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processes papers, photographs, audio and video recordings, electronic records, memorabilia, and other items from collections using comprehensive processing plans that apply knowledge of best practices and standards.
  • Accessions collections both recently and previously acquired, applying knowledge of best practices and standards.
  • Provides reference services to researchers, university stakeholders, community members, and the general public.
  • Collaborates with the Digital Archivist to identify items suitable for digitization, curates materials for the A&M Commerce Digital Commons, and writes metadata.
  • Assists with the maintenance of accurate and complete description and inventory of holdings in the collections management system.
  • Provides archives-related instruction in both classroom and workplace settings to university stakeholders and community members, as assigned.
  • Prepares exhibits for display in the department, on campus, and as traveling exhibits, as assigned.
  • Participates in departmental outreach activities.
  • Maintains current knowledge and monitor trends in archives.
  • Maintains effective workflows and documentation for Archives policies and procedures.
  • Serves on library and university committees.
  • Participates in continuing education and professional development opportunities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Experience processing collections and providing reference services. Working knowledge of current metadata standards (Dublin Core, DACS, METS, MODS). Experience with collections management systems (ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, or Archon). Ability to establish positive working relationships. Attention to detail and project management skills. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to: Multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to adapt to a changing library environment. Ability to plan, coordinate, assist, and complete projects in a satisfactory manner. Ability to work evenings and weekend hours as needed.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to move medium weight boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items. Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores.
  • Other Requirements: None

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Certified Archivist. One year of post-MLS experience with processing collections in an archives, special collections, or museum setting.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Graduate Assistants, Interns and Student Workers.

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