Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections – State University of New York at Fredonia – Fredonia, NY

Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections – Daniel A. Reed Library – State University of New York at Fredonia

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About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master’s granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:
a�? Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
a�? Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
a�? Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
a�? Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Job Description:

The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections for Daniel A. Reed Library (term/tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian, NSL3), beginning September 1, 2015. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will:
a�? Formulate and implement policies and procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, and accessibility of the collections
a�? Provide service and instruction to students, faculty and others
a�? Develop exhibits and programs
a�? Engage in outreach locally, regionally, and nationally
a�? Develop strategies for active donor and financial support
a�? Write and manage grants
a�? Develop and implement programs for the creation of digital archives and automated access
a�? Prepare finding aids and inventories
a�? Supervise, train, and evaluate staff, interns and student assistants
a�? Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
a�? Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.


a�? An ALA accredited Master of Library Science, Master of Library and Information Science, or comparable degree
a�? At least two years of experience in a library/archival setting
a�? In-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices
a�? Experience with automated library systems and electronic formats in an archival setting
a�? Experience with digitization of archival materials
a�? Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer applications
a�? Strong communication and interpersonal skills
a�? Public services orientation
a�? A record of professional involvement and scholarship
a�? Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with students, faculty, and staff
a�? The ability to multi-task, meet goals and deadlines;
a�? Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
a�? Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.

a�? Academy of Certified Archivists certification
a�? Experience with or knowledge of digital repositories
a�? Demonstrated success in grant writing
a�? Experience creating and maintaining local history collections
a�? Experience working with local history organizations
a�? Verbal and written proficiency in German
a�? Second master’s degree in a related field
a�? Expertise in, and commitment to, community engagement

Additional Information:
Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.
An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Application Instructions:
To access the online application, go to:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below via the online application. Complete applications received by May 8, 2015 will be given full consideration.
a�? Cover Letter
a�? Resume/CV
a�? Writing Sample
a�? Statement of Research Interests
a�? Philosophical Statement

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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