Head of Special Collections and University Archives – Perry Library, Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

HEAD OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES: Reporting to the University librarian, the Head of SpecialCollections and University Archives provides leadership and vision for the department and, in collaboration with other library units, oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, music, archives,
photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation and fundraising as well as grant writing and implementation. The Head serves as the University Archivist and incumbent administers activities related to ODU’s historical records and documents. The Head has overall responsibility for personnel supervision, budgeting, and resources management within
the department which currently consists of 1 librarian and 1 staff position as well as a number of student assistants, volunteers and interns. The incumbent also represents the ODU Libraries within the University and Commonwealth, and at the regional and national level regarding issues related to special collections and archives. The incumbent is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared
decision making environment.
An American Library Association or equivalent accredited Library graduate degree required
Excellent written, interpersonal, communication, presentation, instruction, analytical and project management skills
Ability to work successfully with a diverse community of faculty, students, visiting scholars, university administrators, community users and current and potential donors
Knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives such as automated archival collection management systems, digitization, database management, and Web applications publishing
Skill in developing and managing special collections resources and/or university archives in print, digital and other formats
Strong commitment to public services with an understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections setting
Ability to actively engage in fundraising, donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management
Ability to prepare and manage grant proposals
Progressively responsible experience in library special collections and/or archives
Experience with arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards
Supervisory experience
Evidence of continuing education and professional development
Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives
Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards
Experience with donor relations and collection development
Experience with music special collections and/or knowledge of music fundamentals
Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000. Excellent benefits package.
Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA. Position announcement and description are available at http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/employment.htm. For campus information, check http://www.odu.eduScreening of applicants will begin July, 18, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Administrative Assistant, and Search Committee for Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (757) 683-4141.
Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
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