Advertised Employing Department: University Library: Special Collections and University Archives
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa State University Library is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve as Lead Processing Archivist at a level of Librarian II or III. The primary duties of the position will include managing the Special Collections and University Archives manuscript and archival holdings, focusing on processing, preservation, and digital and special projects. Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. As a result, there are exciting new positions available within the University Library.
This position will lead the implementation of metadata standards and processing methodologies; develop policies and procedures for archival collection management consistent with nationally accepted standards; create and lead the digital records program; supervise rare book cataloging; supervise digital workflow and training for Special Collections physical and digital content; and work closely with the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives staff.
A successful Iowa State Archivist (Librarian II/III) will need to be able to continually demonstrate effective job performance, supervisory duties (as assigned), development and growth by increasing knowledge and understanding of the profession. All Librarians will have potential to, or will demonstrate, effective institutional service and explore or have established areas of research and/or participation in relevant external professional activities, establishing area(s) of research interest or exhibiting leadership at higher Librarian levels.
A Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential. A Librarian III will demonstrate continued effectiveness, through substantial evidence, effective leadership and established research interest or professional activities.
Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to your success, and you'll be working alongside us to achieve this goal. You'll also need to embrace the Library's core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.
ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
External reputation based on service, research, and/or scholarship.
Formal graduate level archival education with a concentration in archival studies and/or special collections.
Demonstrated understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving.
Experience processing complex archival collections, especially in the areas of science, technology and agriculture.
Experience capturing and processing digital records.
Experience creating finding aids and other descriptive records using relevant standards for archival description, cataloging, and metadata creation, including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival management systems, integrated library systems, designing and updating web pages, working with digital collections, and social media.
Experience as a project lead and as a peer trainer.
Experience working in Special Collections and/or Archives in an academic or research library.
Demonstrated commitment to or leadership in diversity and inclusion.
This is non-faculty, non-tenure track position.
Iowa State University is a premier land grant institution located in Ames in the heart of Iowa. Ames celebrates all four seasons and activities to accompany each of them. Ski venues, golf courses, aquatic centers and orchards are plentiful. Ames has over 30 parks (encompassing 750 acres), 13 park shelters, dog parks and miles of bicycle and walking trails. As of the 2010 Census, the Ames population was nearly 59,000, and in 2014, CNN Money placed Ames at no. 8 on the list of top 50 best small cities in the country. Ranked no. 4 on the list of 100 Smartest Cities in America Study, no surprise that Ames and surrounding school districts are recognized nationally for quality education, low teacher-student ratios, and reading and math proficiency. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation, ISU is one of three Iowa Regent's institutions. Over 16,000 employees serve a population of over 34,000 students. Iowa State is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA). Librarians teach the required-for-graduation Library 160 course, have subject responsibility in all college course areas and are readily available to assist students, faculty and staff with research pursuits. The campus boasts amenities like Art on Campus, a collection of over 2,000 works of public art, including Grant Wood's largest murals located in Parks Library and many pieces by Sticks, Inc., founded by renowned artist and Ames native Sarah Grant. Collegerank.net lists the William Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Library at no. 16 on the list of the 50 Most Amazing College Libraries. Visit the City of Ames, Iowa State University and the University Library for additional information.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.