Project Archivist at Iowa State University – Ames, IA

Iowa State University Library is currently seeking a Project Archivist to oversee a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant funded project to migrate electronic finding aids. This position will perform activities to improve intellectual control over and access to Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) archival collections, and supervise a student assistant. The NHPRC Project Archivist (Library Associate I) will migrate electronic finding aids into an EAD-compliant archives management system (CuadraSTAR’s SKCA) while working collaboratively with the archives team.

Responsibilities include training, supervising, and evaluating a .25 FTE student; performing quality control and testing; migrating finding aids (primarily the larger and more complex); assigning controlled vocabulary; linking digital objects to records; identifying when revisions are necessary and performing or allocating revisions; and adding to policies and procedures as necessary. The Library Associate I will work collaboratively with the archivists to address problems (CuadraSTAR’s SKCA).

The position involves many repetitive tasks and workflows which require a high degree of concentration and accuracy. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, creatively, and effectively as a part of a team; interact effectively with library staff; communicate effectively (written and oral); problem-solve; focus during repetitive work and pay attention to detail and accuracy; balance efficiency with accuracy; and work independently with limited supervision.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting. Best consideration date is August 7, 2018.

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