College & University Archives, Special Collections
Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025. This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.
Primary Job Duties: Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.
Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists. One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker). Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards. Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect. Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.
Additional Salary Information: For someone with relatively little experience, starting salary will be in the $54-56,000 range, and higher for lots of experience.
Internal Number: 11758 | 5546
About Salisbury University Libraries
The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016. The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.
This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.