University Archivist – Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University, an outstanding regional comprehensive university on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore, is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian.  This position will play a key role in organizing the SU Libraries’ Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives.  This position reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Collection Management but when the Guerrieri Academic Commons opens in 2016, the position will begin reporting to the Director of the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.

Primary Job Duties: Develop and implement a systematic plan to acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s soon-to-be-launched institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers in the Nabb Reading Room once the Guerrieri Academic Commons opens; possibly serve as a librarian liaison to an academic department; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or history with substantial training in archives or a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One (1) year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six (6) months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated experience in creating and managing digital content including archival preservation.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  The direct link to the posting is:

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Laura Hanscom at<>.

Applications submitted by January 3, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 12 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

The Salisbury University (SU) Libraries comprise the main campus library, Blackwell Library; the Curriculum Resource Center; and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture. The SU Libraries are user-oriented, with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. In 2016, we will be moving into the state-of-the-art Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people.  To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.  Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410)548-3508.

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