The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide reference service and instruction for all manuscript collections; oversee a comprehensive program of appraisal, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of digital and analog manuscript collections; process collections; create and edit finding aids and other digital surrogates using generally accepted archival standards and best practices.
American Library Association accredited masters’ degree in library/information science at date of hire; minimum of two years of special collections experience, preferably in an academic or research library; experience managing library or archival collections, procedures, digitization workflows and content management systems; familiarity with current theories and trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and ethical curation practices; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues; ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.
About Washington State University
Washington State University (www.wsu.edu), one of two research universities in the state, was founded in 1890 as the state’s land-grant institution and has a current enrollment of approximately 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 7,000 faculty and staff. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. WSU students come together from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds from around the nation and more than 90 countries. As a comprehensive, land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach to all constituents.