The University Archivist will work under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian: Content Management and Discovery and work closely with the Records and Information Management Archivist. Situated in the Library & Archives, the incumbent will be expected to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team of Archives assistants, Library and University colleagues. The University Archivist will oversee the full scope of private record collections, collaborate with the RIM Archivist on university record collections, and will proactively engage with individuals and organizations to acquire archival records of enduring research value. The University Archivist will be actively engaged in ongoing donor relations, negotiation of agreements and contracts, building and promoting the research collections of the University Archives, and guiding the direction of the archival digitization program.
The University Archivist will work with others to develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective and efficient management of the University Archives. This includes the implementation of operational priorities, stewardship of physical and digital assets, promotion of existing and new collections, and oversight of discretionary funds assigned to the unit. The University Archivist is a leadership position within the Dr. John Archer Library and will include the supervision of staff and participating as a member of the Library’s Leadership Team.
Applications received before February 15, 2021 will receive preferential consideration.
For further information, please contact:
Brett Waytuck, University Librarian Dr. John Archer Library Regina, SK S4S 0A2 E-mail: University.Librarian@uregina.ca
A Master’s degree in Archival Studies or a Master’s degree with an Archival Studies specialization from a recognized university. The incumbent should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as an archivist, with increasing levels of responsibility (staff supervision, resource allocation, budget and project management). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Extensive knowledge of archival theory and practice is required. Demonstrated history of successful relationships with archival donors, promotion and outreach for archival collections. The University Archivist is to have a demonstrated understanding of archival digitization process and the principles of digital preservation. Understanding of archival metadata standards such as RAD, EAD and Dublin Core and their importance in discovery and access is required.
Internal Number: 20200261A/S
About University of Regina
The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšin?p?k, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared Territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.
The University of Regina is a modern, comprehensive University with a growing national reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We prepare our students to excel in the global community and our research opportunities attract the best and brightest minds. Our campus is in the heart of one of North America’s largest urban parks - a striking natural setting. It is energized by our students, faculty and staff and an ideal place to make your career. The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives is one of the most distinctive buildings on campus and features spectacular views of Wascana Lake and easy access to an extensive network of walking and bicycling trails. The city of Regina is home to numerous museums, parks, and cultural events. Regina boasts a relaxed lifestyle with short commute times.
The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives supports the research and teachi...ng of faculty and students at the University of Regina through its services, collections and information technology infrastructure. Reference and information services are both library-based and provided by librarians on-site in faculties, departments and research centres. Instruction in finding information is also provided, both in the form of general orientations and class or subject specific instruction sessions. Dr. John Archer’s extensive collection of over 2 million items is listed in our Alma catalogue; as are the holdings of the University’s three Federated Colleges: Campion College; Luther College; and, First Nations University of Canada. The Library also comprises the University Archives with collections consisting of original materials relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and students, dating from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. oURspace is the digital repository for scholarly literature, research results, official communications, and materials which define the cultural context of the University of Regina and Saskatchewan. The Library is a partner with several external organizations, including CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries), CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), the Multitype Library Board, and the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan (CASLS).