Tenure-Track Librarian

Department: Library Services
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Specialization(s): Archivist Librarian
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Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to immediately fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian-Archivist position collects primary sources belonging to the library and the university representative of its diverse constituency and maintains them through accessioning, arrangement,  description, and preservation. The librarian is responsible for providing outreach, instruction, and reference services to the university community and outside researchers and to make these unique collections accessible. The librarian will also work on digital projects which include supporting digitization of special collections, managing born-digital archival material, as needed, and working with colleagues to establish a digital repository.  As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are expected to participate in professional and scholarly activities and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; for further information see https://www.scsuaaup.org/
Required Qualifications:  

Candidates must have an ALA-accredited MLS, Masters of Archives Administration, or equivalent;  1-2 years of professional or pre-professional experience in the core duties of an academic archivist, such as appraisal, selection, accessioning, arrangement and description, preservation, and reference and outreach; demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards, metadata schemata, and best practices, for example DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, XML;  exposure to modern archival data management systems, such as ArchivesSpace; ability to organize and analyze information, set priorities, and manage projects and meet deadlines; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience supervising full-time or part-time staff or student workers, volunteers, or interns; Experience creating policies and procedures for archival practice and processing workflows to be usable by staff and students; Experience managing an institutional ArchivesSpace instance; Experience conducting, supervising, and/or preserving oral histories; Knowledge of digital archiving practices and tools such as Archive-It and Islandora; Experience with grant development and donor relations in an academic environment. 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to: Search Committee Chair at tocej1@southernct.edu. For best consideration, all materials must be received by September 27, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.   

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.