Emory Libraries is seeking a Visiting Archivist for African American Collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library to participate in description, selection, instruction, and outreach activities for the African American collections. The Visiting Archivist will also have the opportunity to partner with various members of the Rose Library staff on projects to gain specialized knowledge and skills in cataloging, digital archives, preservation, and/or access system development. Responsibilities may include some collaborative projects with relevant local archives such as those in the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.
Emory Libraries offers this position with the intention of providing training to African American archivists or archivists interested in working with African American collections and preparing them for a successful career in special collections and archives.
Reporting to the Head of Manuscript Processing, the Visiting Archivist will gain experience in all aspects of archives and special collections librarianship by working in collaboration with professionals throughout the Rose Library and Emory Libraries as well as through professional development activities outside of Emory. The Visiting Archivist will work on a series of projects intended to develop expertise in the 8 competency areas for special collections professionals identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries (Collection Development, Description & Access, Information Technologies & Data Management, Instruction, Preservation & Conservation, Promotion & Outreach, Reference, and Management & Leadership). Arrangement and Description and Reference constitute the two core competencies in which the Visiting Archivist will work for the duration of the two year appointment. In addition, the Visiting Archivist will complete six, four-month rotations through the additional competency areas, selecting projects according to their own interests and professional development goals.
The Visiting Archivist will have the opportunity to work closely with one or more Rose Library staff in each rotation. Prior to beginning the project, the Visiting Archivist, Head of Manuscript Processing, and staff partner will identify specific goals and learning objectives for the project and will meet regularly to evaluate progress. At the end of each rotation, the Visiting Archivist and staff partner will assess the project and collaboration to ensure that all learning objectives were met. Adjustments to the structure of the position can be made as necessary based on assessment feedback.
Key Responsibilities & Duties
ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION
OUTREACH AND INSTRUCTION
Non-appointed in short term or long term special projects with a duration lasting for one to two year terms.
Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates applying by July 11, 2018 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.