Archives and Outreach Librarian -- Columbia College -- Columbia, MO

Department: Stafford Library
Location: Columbia, MO
Type: Staff, Full-time
Pay: $39,000-$43,000 per year (Pay range may vary based on geographic location)
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Job Summary:
The Archives and Outreach Librarian manages, develops, and encourages the use of the college’s archives and library resources. This position will be responsible for all future archival collection development and material deselection. Importantly, this position will play a key role in evaluating existing collections in the College’s archives and deselecting items no longer useful to the collection, with an eye towards creating a more concise and strategic collection. The Archives and Outreach Librarian will work with partners throughout the college and community to promote all library and archival resources through general outreach, research and circulations duties, and library instruction.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the organization, retrieval, and display of items in the archives, including the institutional repository.
  • Oversee the ongoing deselection of archival materials no longer relevant to the collection.
  • Create a strategic plan, policies, and process to assist with archival collection development, including ongoing deselection.
  • Assist faculty in developing research topics and providing access to Stafford Library & Archives’ materials for student assignments, projects, or displays.
  • Provide research assistance to college and public users using all Stafford Library & Archives resources
  • Supervise access to the Archives’ materials and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.
  • Receive archival items, research and record the origins and historical significance of materials, and communicate when necessary with donors.
  • Attend meetings and events to promote use of Stafford Library & Archives’ services and materials to create and maintain college and community alliances.
  • Manage the institutional digital repository and the ongoing digitization of archival materials
  • Train, supervise, and direct activities of student assistants, interns, volunteers, and others to assist in handling, arranging, cataloging, exhibiting, and maintaining Stafford Library & Archives materials.
  • Liaise with assigned academic departments regarding library instruction, library collection development, and creation of subject and course guides.
  • Perform general research and circulation duties.
  • Gather, compile, and present relevant statistics to administration.
  • Participate in Columbia College & MOBIUS consortium committees and state library organizations, as appropriate.
  • Perform job duties in accordance with Columbia College’s vision, mission and values, and contributes to the development of the Stafford Library Department.
  • Practice superior customer service.
  • Fulfill additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Attend work timely and on a regular basis during the established hours of operation; work additional hours as business necessitates.

Supervisory Responsibility: Yes: Student Assistants, Interns, and Volunteers
Position reports to: Director

Required Core Competencies and Professional Experience:

  • Ability to fluently read, write, and understand the English language.
  • Proficiency with the following, but not limited to: active listening; speaking; writing; critical thinking; judgment and decision making; monitoring; reading comprehension; time management; coordination; and management of personnel resources.
  • Proficiency for using a variety of computer and technology-related software and equipment, including Microsoft Office products and database systems.
  • Proficiency in using web-based technologies, including database systems.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, with or without direct supervision.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills.
  • An ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library Science

Preferred Core Competencies and Professional Experience:

  • Coursework or training in archival practices and procedures.
  • Supervisory experience.

Required Level of Education: Master’s in Library Science or equivalent

Other Requirements: Ability to satisfy, within the parameters set by the College and consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

Special Requirements (if any): Ability to work occasional evening and weekends.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals seeking accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department without delay. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, talk, and hear. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crawl. Employee must be able to type on a computer keyboard and use a computer monitor on a regular basis.

Work Conditions: The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions; however, possible exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety may occur while operating certain equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild.

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive of every duty and responsibility required by the employee in the position.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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