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ISCHOOLDISCUSSION  August 2009

ISCHOOLDISCUSSION August 2009

Subject:

Reference Archivist / Asst. Archivist, University of Alaska

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Christina Moyer <[log in to unmask]>

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Christina Moyer <[log in to unmask]>

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POSITION: Reference Archivist/Assistant Archivist, Archives and
Special Collections

PCN: 305729

Full-time, Tenure-Track, Regular appointment w/benefits

9 + 3 months/yr faculty-rank

LOCATION: Consortium Library

University of Alaska Anchorage



Salary: Minimum $60,000 annually, excellent health and life insurance;
tuition waiver benefits; represented by bargaining unit.



Come to the Last Frontier and Help Build Upon Our Success!



The award winning Consortium Library at the University of Alaska
Anchorage is recruiting for the position of Reference Archivist for
Archives and Special Collections. We are looking for an energetic,
motivated, and innovative professional to join us in offering superb
archival services. The departmentís priorities include providing
greater access to collections and increasing outreach efforts.



Archives and Special Collections is housed in the library addition
which was completed in 2004. The facility offers temperature and
humidity controlled collection space, two walk-in refrigerated vaults
for film and videotape, a reading room, a preservation lab, a group
viewing and listening room, a digitization office, and access and
monitoring systems. The holdings of Archives and Special Collections
include over 2000 personal papers, organizational records, and
university records collections in a variety of media including textual
documents, photographic images, sound recordings, as well as moving
image materials. Archives and Special Collections has three full-time
permanent positions. Archives and Special Collections shares space
and partners with the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association
(www.amipa.org).



RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference Archivist/Assistant Archivist reports
to the Head of Archives and Special Collections in the Consortium
Library, University of Alaska Anchorage. The person in this position
performs a significant portion of the reference work conducted in the
department including responding to reference inquiries made in person
or via email, by phone, fax, or in writing. The Reference Archivist
assists researchers in navigating the collection through use of online
finding aids and other resource materials, maintains the reference
query tracking record, retrieves materials for researchers, and
assists researchers with appropriate equipment. This person also
processes and describes collections, applies basic conservation
procedures, teaches archival instruction sessions, creates exhibits,
and engages in outreach activities. Other duties and responsibilities
include collection management database maintenance, website
maintenance and development, and participating in departmental
planning activities. This position is a tenure track faculty position
with the rank of Assistant Professor. As such, the person filling
this position will be expected to serve on library, university,
professional and/or public committees.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Graduate degree in archival studies, history, or library science
* Graduate course work in archival administration
* Reference or customer service experience
* Knowledge of:
o Archival functions
o Digitization techniques
* Effective communication skills
* Computer skills (including word processing, web authoring, and
database software)
* Ability to retrieve and shelve boxed records in boxes weighing
up to 45 lbs and to climb ladders



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

∑ Experience with:

o Archival reference and outreach

o Archival arrangement and description

o Electronic and digital initiatives

∑ Grantwriting

∑ Website development and maintenance

∑ Exhibit development





TO APPLY:



All applications must be submitted online:

Go to http://www.uakjobs.com

Referring to position number, PCN 305729, upload a cover letter of
application, resume or curriculum vita, and the names, addresses,
email, and telephone numbers of at least three professional
references.

CLOSING DATE:

The screening committee will begin reviewing applications September 4,
2009. Applications will be accepted until the recruitment is closed.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date to receive
full consideration.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UAA, APU, AND ANCHORAGE:

Consortium Library: consortiumlibrary.org/

Archives and Special Collections Department: consortiumlibrary.org/archives/

SLED: Alaskaís Virtual Library: sled.alaska.edu/

University of Alaska Anchorage: www.uaa.alaska.edu/

Alaska Pacific University: www.alaskapacific.edu/

Municipality of Anchorage: www.muni.org

APPLICANTS needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the
application or interview process should contact Human Resource
Services prior to the closing date. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and
Educational Institution committed to diversity. Applicants must be
eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform and Control Act
of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Application for employment with the
University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure.



University of Alaska Anchorage

Human Resource Services, ADM 245

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508-8136,

Voice (907) 786-4608 - TTY (907) 786-1420 - Fax (907) 786-4727

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