The Archives/Special Collections Librarian reports to the Library Director, and is responsible for:
Managing the college’s Archives and Special Collections.
Providing Archives and Special Collections services for all users.
Providing Archives and Special Collections instruction for students, faculty, and other user groups.
Working with the teaching faculty to integrate the college’s Archives and Special Collections with the curriculum.
Processing and storing the college’s Archives and Special Collections, and making decisions regarding digitization in collaboration with the Library Director.
Keeping an accurate inventory of all of the college’s archival resources and their locations.
Preparing both print and electronic guides and other instructional aids to assist Archives and Special Collections users.
Supervising student and full-time staff assigned to work with Archives and Special Collections, including those assigned to work with the Carus Coin Collection.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian serves as a reference librarian one night a week during the fall and spring semesters, and is expected to assist with reference at other times as needed. Reference service may occasionally be required of the Archives/Special Collections Librarian via phone or email during weekend hours.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian is responsible for developing the college’s Archives and Special Collections. This involves working with the other librarians, the teaching faculty, and the administration of the College, especially the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the President of the College.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian actively assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating library policies.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian seeks to develop professional expertise through continuing education and attendance at state and national conferences.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian is a voting member of the faculty, albeit without rank or tenure, and is expected to participate in faculty functions, including those occurring outside office hours.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian is expected to work a 37 ½ hour week, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm during the academic year with flexibility allowed for evening and weekend work. During the summer break between spring and fall semesters, the hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian position is a twelve-month appointment.
The Archives/Special Collections Librarian is a salaried position and includes retirement and medical benefits.
Applications will be accepted through August 23, 2019. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please submit cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for at least three references via this site. Questions may be addressed to Maurine McCourry, Library Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, or its equivalent, from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
A strong background of work and/or coursework in Archives, Rare Books, and/or Special Collections.
Familiarity with the Dublin Core standard.
Knowledge of current digitization standards and best practices.
Knowledge of current archival software products.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively both intra- and inter-departmentally.
Ability to teach undergraduates the use of resources.
Must be willing to live in the Hillsdale community.
Second graduate degree.
Working knowledge of at least one non-English modern European language.
Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces Inc. automated library systems.
Liberal arts educational background.
About Hillsdale College, Mossey Library
Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.