The Processing and Digital Archivist is part of the Arrangement and Description (A&D) unit of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and reports to the Head of Arrangement and Description. This position is responsible for maintaining, developing and improving the Russell Library’s digital archives policies, in consultation with the Head of Arrangement and Description; accessioning and processing digital archival collections; and processing collections larger than 100 linear feet. These collections could encompass the personal papers of members of the U.S. Congress, Georgia state government leaders, judges and attorneys, political observers and activists as well as the records of organizations working in the areas of politics, public policy and social justice. As part of the A&D unit, this position collaborates with the Head of A&D in the planning and implementation of unit priorities. This position participates in reading room and reference service to patrons and provides access to born-digital records. This position is responsible for hiring, training and supervising student assistants. The Processing and Digital Archivist is a member of the University of Georgia Libraries non-tenure track faculty.
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is a department within the University of Georgia Libraries, which reports to the University Librarian and which serves as a center for research and study of the modern American political system. The Russell Library is one of three special collections housed in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Established in 1974, the Library emphasizes the role of Georgia and the U. S. Congress in collection development and programming. With a focus on the dynamic relationship of politics, policy, and culture—generated wherever public interest intersects with government—the breadth and depth of Russell Library’s collections provide an interconnected framework of perspectives and experiences for understanding the increasingly diverse people, events, and ideas shaping Georgia’s political landscape. To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1834
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