Manuscripts Librarian -- Washington State University

Post date: April 25,  2023

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Manuscripts Librarian, a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide reference service and instruction for all manuscript collections; oversee a comprehensive program of appraisal, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of digital and analog manuscript collections; process collections; create and edit finding aids and other digital surrogates using generally accepted archival standards and best practices. 

Required Qualifications:

American Library Association accredited masters’ degree in library/information science at date of hire; minimum of one year of special collections experience, preferably in an academic or research library; experience managing library or archival collections, procedures, digitization workflows and content management systems; familiarity with current theories and trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and ethical curation practices; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues; ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of ArchivesSpace or other archival collection management tools; professional or cultural experience with outreach to communities; experience with archives metadata standards; second Masters or other graduate degree.

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