Head of Processing and Special Collections Management
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, seeks a Head of Processing and Special Collections Management to coordinate the intake, processing, and ongoing maintenance of all BFCSC collections, regardless of format but with particular emphasis on archival and other non-book holdings. The Head of Processing and Special Collections Management coordinates, directs and supervises staff in archival processing efforts to provide scholarly access and to ensure long-term preservation of the collections, and coordinates processing and cataloging efforts for other formats as needed. The ideal candidate will have significant supervisory and project management experience, the ability to think strategically about the description and management of a variety of special collections, especially archival materials, and a record of sustained engagement with the archives and/or library professions.
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and/or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with relevant archival management and special collections training. Preferred: Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; a second subject Master’s degree.
5-7 years of experience in an archival repository or special collections library with increasing supervisory responsibility, preferably in a university environment with large archival and special collections holdings.
Demonstrated experience supervising permanent staff and managing project teams. A proven track record of successful archival processing projects and collection management projects.
A firm understanding of the descriptive standards for archival and manuscript materials such as DACS and EAD is essential.
Knowledge of or familiarity with other relevant standards, including DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, DublinCore, AMREMM, EAC, MODS, METS, LCNAF, and LCSH.
Experience with ArchivesSpace (and/or Archivists’ Toolkit or Archon).
The full position announcement is available at https://jobs.georgetown.edu/
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
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