University Archivist, University at Albany Libraries, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek to hire a skilled, flexible, motivated and service-oriented librarian to develop an electronic records program, manage archival processing, and provide reference service in the Librariesa�� University Archives. Working collaboratively with other members of the Department of Special Collections and Archives, and other campus faculty, staff, and students, the successful candidate will: provide reference and research service for the University Archives to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public; supervise archival processing of the University Archives in paper and digital formats including arrangement, description, and preparation of EAD-encoded finding aids; plan, develop and implement an electronic records program for the University Archives; manage digital curation and preservation tasks including digital media inventorying, digital forensic s, and applying metadata schema for access and preservation; develop ingest and web capture workflows for the acquisition of digital content; train and supervise student assistants and interns to assist in archival processing and digital projects; and contribute to efforts to expand access and use of special collections through exhibits, tours, and other forms of outreach. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY, are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to

Application deadline: January 5, 2015

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About UAlbany:

The University at Albany Libraries include the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives which serves as a repository for manuscripts, archives (including the University Archives), books, and special collections of original research materials. The University Archives document the University at Albany, SUNY, from its origin in 1844 as the New York State Normal School to train teachers for New York State to its present status as a comprehensive research university. For more information, go to

About John Pell

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

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