Reporting to the Associate Dean of Technology & Special Collections, and at the rank of Assistant Librarian, the University Archivist has primary responsibility for the appraisal and acquisition of all formats of university records that are of enduring historical, evidential, or administrative value. As part of the LSU Libraries Special Collections curatorial team he/she will articulate a vision for identifying and collecting university records and will work to document diverse voices and experiences that demonstrate the enduring impact of LSU within the state of Louisiana and beyond.
50% Surveys campus departments and solicits a wide variety of permanently valuable administrative files and born-digital records for transfer to the University Archives; assists LSU departments in interpreting records retention schedules and ensures the timely transfer of records to the archives; reviews and revises retention schedules as appropriate; liaises with the Louisiana State Archives and other external organization for review and approval of records schedules; prepares collection development policies and develops collection strategies for the University Archives.
25% Promotes the use of University Archives and Special Collections resources through outreach, public programming, and instruction activities; provides advanced reference and research assistance to those using University Archives and other Special Collections materials; may collaborate with the Exhibitions Coordinator and curators to mount exhibitions based on Special Collections’ holdings.
10% Collaborates with the Head of Technical Services to establish priorities for processing as well as make determinations for the level of processing for incoming transfers and donated material; collaborates with the Head of Digital Programs & Services to develop digitization and preservation strategies and to improve discoverability of University Archives materials.
15% Works to meet tenure and promotion requirements through research, scholarship, and service.
ALA- accredited MLIS/MIS in library and information science or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with applicable experience.
Three years of experience in an archival or special collections environment working directly with collections.
Experience in appraisal, providing reference service in an archival setting, and outreach activities; project management skills; demonstrated interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Experience with appraisal and acquisition of university or institutional records; experience with electronic records and born digital materials; experience with ArchivesSpace (or Archon, Archivists Toolkit) and Aeon; records management certification or extensive experience.
Internal Number: R00033480
About Louisiana State University
LSU was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853. It was founded under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, Louisiana. The first session began January 2, 1860. LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, and is one of only 21 such universities in the nation. LSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University includes 9 senior colleges and 4 schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions, institutes, and offices. Enrollment is more than 30,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students. LSU has more than 1,200 full-time faculty members and a staff of more than 3,000. LSU Libraries contain more than 3.2 million volumes. The School of the Coast and Environment (formerly CCEER) was designated as the first Coastal Marine Institute by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.