Archivist, Permanence-Track Librarian
University of Windsor
Position # 002038TT-2019-LED
The University of Windsor's Leddy Library invites applications for an Archivist, permanence-track Librarian position, commencing July 1, 2019. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Leddy Library is an integral participant in the delivery of academic programmes and the pursuit of research at the University of Windsor. It offers a highly professional environment and provides opportunities to identify and pursue project partnerships on campus and in the community. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at http://leddy.uwindsor.ca.
Reporting to the University Librarian as a member of the Information Services Department, the Archivist will have responsibility for leading the development and enrichment of the University Archives. The University of Windsor Archives holds the permanent and long-term institutional records of the University of Windsor. We also collect and maintain a variety of Special Collections holdings focusing on unique or rare materials of historic interest to the University and the local community. The Archivist will articulate a vision for collection opportunities beyond the official records of the institution in both digital and analog form. In collaboration with colleagues, the Archivist will establish priorities for processing as well as make determinations for the level of processing for both incoming transfers and donated material. The Archivist will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices and be able to manage complex projects.
Responsible for setting policies and procedures, coordinating staff, and overseeing acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and access to collections, the Archivist also fosters institutional and donor relationships to acquire suitable materials. The Archivist oversees the University Archives, which holds the permanent and long term institutional records of the University of Windsor. The Archivist will be the primary representative of the Archives to the University community and to external organizations and individuals. The Archivist will collaborate with other staff to curate University history-centered exhibitions, and prepare content for a variety of outlets including social media and websites.
The Archivist will be an enthusiastic promoter of the use of primary source materials in the classroom and the development of archival and primary source literacy among students. The Archivist will develop resources to support the objectives of classes that focus on collections held in the University Archives, and will seek effective ways to evaluate and assess engagement and learning outcomes.
The Archivist will work alongside colleagues in assisting students, staff, faculty, and other scholars with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs. The Archivist will serve as the primary contact for research inquiries pertaining to University history.
The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. Librarians engage in service to the University, service to the profession and research/scholarship/creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have: a Master's Degree in Archival Studies from an accredited university program or a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program; a certificate in Archival Studies or area of specialization in Archival Studies is highly preferred if applicants have an MLIS; professional experience in a college or university Archives or Special Collections, or comparable institutional setting; demonstrated knowledge of descriptive, metadata, and archival standards, such as RAD, MARC, Dublin Core, AACR2/RDA, as well as controlled vocabularies, such as LCSH and AAT; experience with archival records management systems, such as Access to Memory; experience with digital exhibition software, such as Omeka; experience with basic document and artifact preservation techniques, in print and digital format; excellent organizational skills, competence in written and oral communication, and ability to work effectively in a group environment; and a demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and a commitment to creativity and continuous learning, including comfort and ability to learn new technologies. Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated experience in the conception and development of digital archival exhibits, experience with project planning and organization methodologies, a post-secondary degree in related subject area, and experience in providing teaching and reference services within an archival environment.
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Chair at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of February 1, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Karen Pillon, Chair, Archivist Search Committee
University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3161, Fax (519)971-3638, Email: Yvonne.Arnowitz@uwindsor.ca
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (email@example.com). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.