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Oregon State University: Head of Archival Processing

Oregon State University Libraries: Head of Archival Processing

Closing date: May 23, 2024

OSU Libraries and Press is seeking a Head of Archival Processing. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.

The Head of Archival Processing is a Professional Faculty position within the OSU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) and reports to the Department Head. The Head of Archival Processing’s primary responsibility is the oversight and project management of archival arrangement and description, in addition to overseeing collection maintenance for archival materials. The Head of Archival Processing fosters a culture of ethical, sustainable, and service-oriented stewardship of SCARC’s resources. The Head of Archival Processing supervises two faculty members, the Collections Archivist and the University Records Manager, and may be asked to represent SCARC on the Department Head’s behalf.

As the repository for and steward of the OSU Libraries’ rare and unique materials, SCARC builds distinctive collections in five signature areas: natural resources, the history of science, university history, Oregon’s hops and brewing history, and Oregon’s multicultural communities. These collections encompass manuscripts, archives, rare books, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, and electronic records. SCARC makes these resources available to the OSU community, Oregonians, and the larger community of scholars and independent researchers, and provides opportunities for teaching, inquiry, and learning.

Specific duties for the Head of Archival Processing include:

Project Management of Archival Processing: 70%
Supervision: 20%
Professional Activity (10%)

What You Will Need
  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or an advanced degree in a related field that included coursework in archival theory and practice
  • Significant demonstrated experience processing and preparing finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience supervising employees, must include: hiring, training, evaluating, coaching, and mentoring. Supervision of students will be considered but preference is for supervision of full-time employees.
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of collection management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archon, Archivist Toolkit, or AToM.
  • Experience with collection and space management in an archival or special collections environment.
  • Excellent project management skills, especially as it relates to collection management and arrangement and description workflows. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; this may include planning, coordinating, and implementing effective programs, complex projects, or service models. Must be adaptive to working in a dynamic environment prone to change and possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent research and organizational skills, including the ability to problem-solve, and interpret and enforce policies through team-based diplomatic, adaptable, and pragmatic approaches both internal to the department and external to it.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the description of archival collections, especially of under-represented and marginalized individuals and communities, and demonstrated experience in the application of those principles in order to increase access and awareness of these materials.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Evidence of an expansion of duties as an archivist, with preference for experience in an academic or research university setting.
  • Experience working with technical support, systems, and programming staff in relation to a collection management system.
  • Knowledge of best practices for the procedures for technical accessioning of materials in electronic formats.
  • Awareness of records management theory, standards/best practices, and technologies.
Salary Range: $77,773 – $82,923

To view full details and apply please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/153466 

For additional information please contact: Tiah Edmunson-Morton (Search Chair), tiah.edmunson-morton@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-7387


Information about Corvallis (where Oregon State University is located):


Corvallis is a vibrant small college town located in the heart of the Willamette Valley (pronounced “Wil-AM-it”), bordered on the northwest by the Oregon Coast Range. The Oregon coast is a one-hour drive away (the nearest coastal town is Newport, home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and a popular vacation destination.) As of the 2020 Census, Corvallis’s population was 59,922. The Corvallis School District is consistently ranked in the top ten school districts in Oregon. Besides Oregon State University, major employers include: Samaritan Health Services, SIGA Technologies (a pharmaceutical company), the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), Linn-Benton Community College, and Hewlett-Packard, Inc. Temperatures are generally mild throughout the year, with warm, dry, sunny summers and mild, wet winters. Frequent rainfall is common in the spring and fall. Despite the rain, biking is a popular mode of transport in Corvallis. Many major streets feature bike lanes and a significant percentage of OSU employees commute by bike, as well as on foot. The central Willamette Valley is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with many opportunities for hiking and water sports. Skiing and snowboarding opportunities are a three hour drive away in Bend or on Mt. Hood (east of Portland). Gardening is a popular pastime in the Willamette Valley. Corvallis is home to an excellent year-round Farmers Market and is a short drive from many wineries, breweries, and distilleries. 

This posting will be removed after May 23, 2024

Oregon Health & Science University: Head of Learning and Information Services

Join the OHSU Library as Head of Learning and Information Services

Working in collaboration with Library team members, peer managers, and leaders across the OHSU community, the Head of Learning and Information Services will lead the planning, development, and evaluation of the Library’s educational and information services. The position will supervise a team of faculty librarians to serve the evolving needs of OHSU’s education, research, and clinical communities. 

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Strategic Leadership: Guide expansion of library engagement with OHSU curricula and residency programs. 
  • Services and Team Management: Lead the Library’s Learning and Information Services team, fostering a culture of creativity and continuous growth in support of education, research, and clinical excellence. 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Actively cultivate inclusive practices that support equitable outcomes within the library and for the communities we serve. 
  • Advocacy: Build relationships to strengthen the reach of the Learning and Information Services team and tell a compelling story about its contributions. 
  • Collaboration: Serve on the Library Management Team and contribute to strategic planning and innovation in support of organizational priorities. 
  • Faculty Engagement: As a faculty member, participate in scholarship, research, and service to advance the library's mission. 

We’re Seeking: 
  • Background in academic health sciences libraries or education. 
  • Experience with information literacy curriculum design and implementation. 
  • Proven leadership in team supervision, fostering excellence and well-being.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion. 
  • Outstanding communication, problem-solving, and partnership-building skills. 

Salary:  
  • Minimum $97,000 annually, commensurate with experience. 
Open House: An optional information session about this position will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 12:00 PM PTD.  


Apply: Step into a role where your vision and leadership will make a tangible impact on health sciences education, biomedical research, and clinical care!. Learn more about the position, candidate qualifications, and apply here (requisition no. 2024-29236). 

Projected Hiring Timeline: 
  • Application Open: Week of April 1. 
  • Virtual Open House: May 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (PDT) 
  • Priority Application Deadline: May 24. 
  • First Round Interviews: June 10 – 21 (virtual). 
  • Final Selection: Onsite interviews in July, with the aim of a September start date aligned with beginning of the 2024/2025 academic year. 

For questions, contact Tracy Thornton, Director of Library Operations, at thornttr@ohsu,edu. 

This posting will be removed after May 24, 2024

University of Oregon SCUA: Thomas Intern for Digital Archives and Forensics

SCUA is delighted to offer a paid student internship beginning in Fall Term 2024. Applications are currently open and close on May 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Questions can be directed to Alexa Goff (agoff@uoregon.edu).
Internship Summary 
The Thomas Intern for Digital Archives and Forensics will be involved with the full lifecycle of archival accessioning and processing, with a focus on migration, appraisal, and preservation of digital records that have enduring historical, institutional, or cultural value. 
Under the direction of Technical Services staff in Special Collections and University Archives, the Intern will receive training and experience in performing a range of archival work related to digital archives including data capture, integrity and fixity, inventory control, metadata standards, description, preservation, and provisioning for access. In addition to learning about the unique challenges of digital archives, the Intern will learn and utilize fundamental archival principles of appraisal, provenance and original order, authenticity, preservation and reliability, and legal issues related to copyright, privacy and access. The project will primarily include working with digital records, but the Intern may also perform some description and arrangement of analog archival materials, when closely related. 
The Intern will have a hands-on opportunity to learn and use digital forensics hardware and software (such as a FRED forensics workstation, Exterro FTK Forensic Toolkit, and BitCurator) to support data recovery and analysis of born-digital archival records, particularly material that is stored on portable data storage media that is vulnerable to digital decay and obsolescence.  
The Intern will receive training to support ongoing archival accessioning of digital records for new acquisitions and existing collections and regular duties will include:  
  • Working with sensitive physical data storage carriers to migrate born-digital records; 
  • Generating disk images; 
  • Analyzing born-digital records for sensitive/confidential information, malicious content, and non-sustainable file formats; 
  • Performing integrity checks and migrating bit-for-bit copies of born-digital records to the institution’s preservation storage (Preservica); 
  • Creating and maintaining accurate inventory and storage information in the institution’s archival collection management database (ArchivesSpace); and, 
  • Describing and arranging born-digital records for access and use by internal staff and the public. 
The Intern will be encouraged to present outcomes of their work to library faculty and staff, as well as in a publication or at a regional conference of archival professionals, which would be supported by a stipend if travel is required. 
Note, this internship is focused on the stewardship and long-term preservation of historical born-digital records in an archival repository, it will not address the related fields of e-discovery or cyber security. 
Required Qualifications 
  • Current enrollment in an accredited educational institution for the duration of the internship 
  • Completed or enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course in archival theory or digital archives; or, completed or enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course in a topic related to data preservation, digital libraries, or computer forensics 
Professional Competencies
  • Committed to the care of historical materials and cultural heritage 
  • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn about physical media used to store data, including formats no longer in widespread use (e.g., floppy disks, etc.) 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and in groups 
  • Ability to progress toward established goals in an environment with many competing priorities and projects 
  • Strong computer skills and a willingness to learn new applications and programs  
  • Strong attention to detail 
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Current resident of Oregon 
  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate program for Library and Information Science or Archival Studies 
  • Specific degree emphasis on archives management or strong interest in the archival profession 
  • Specific degree emphasis or strong interest in digital archives, digital preservation, and/or digital forensics 
Physical Requirements* 
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, reach/work above shoulders, and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds 
  • Ability to lift 40-pound boxes and to push and maneuver fully loaded book trucks (push force up to 50 pounds) 
  • Ability to work in temperature and humidity-controlled environments, with some exposure to dust 
Hours and Salary Range 
This internship is a paid, part-time, limited duration position with an average of 16 working hours per week. Pay is $17.25 hourly, with sick time. This position is not benefits eligible. 
Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted via Handshake. Please submit the following with your online application: 
  • A cover letter addressing:
    • Your applicable qualifications and competencies
    • Statement of interest in the field of digital archives or digital forensics
  • A resume or CV 
  • A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic and/or professional experience or interest in archives, libraries, museums, or data preservation 
  • Name and contact information for (1) other professional reference 

This posting will be removed after May 27, 2024

University of Oregon: Law Instruction Librarian

Position summary: In this role, you will be responsible for providing exceptional instructional and reference services as part of our reference team. You will teach students essential and complex legal research techniques, update our curriculum based on the latest educational research and technologies, and lead the creation of new course materials. Additionally, you will develop assessment methods to measure student outcomes, integrate innovative teaching tools, and expand library instruction opportunities. Working closely with a team of expert law librarians, you will support faculty and student research needs and contribute to the strategic planning of the department, reporting to the Head of Public Services. Join us to make a significant impact on legal education and research at our institution.

Visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533543/law-instruction-librarian for full job posting and application.

Job number: 533543

Position closes: April 10, position open until filled 


This posting will be removed after May 28, 2024

University of Washington: Resource Sharing and Collection Strategy Librarian

Position: 

Resource Sharing and Collection Strategy Librarian

Location: 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

 

 

Overview: 

Reporting to the Director for Collection Analysis and Strategy, the Resource Sharing and Collection Strategy Librarian will work in a team environment within the Collection Analysis and Strategy (CAS) department to provide analysis and develop strategies for incorporating resource sharing (interlibrary loan and document delivery) into collection development and management decision making. The librarian will take the lead on working with our resource sharing network partners on policies and resource sharing agreements, and investigate new partnerships to expand the reach of our resource sharing network. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

This position is not tenure eligible. This position is represented by SEIU 925 – LibrariesPlease see the SEIU 925 collective bargaining agreement for the Librarian promotion process.

 

 

Apply here: 

http://apply.interfolio.com/145596

Closing date: 

Applications received by 8:59 p.m. PDT/11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 9, 2024, will receive priority review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling biweekly basis at the discretion of the unit. 

This posting will be removed after June 9, 2024

Oregon Health & Science University: Research Data Stewardship Specialist

Research Data Stewardship Specialist 

Working in collaboration with Library team members and partners in OHSU’s research and education missions, the Research Data Stewardship Specialist will support practices that advance rigor and reproducibility, open science, ethical data practices, and compliance with funders’ policies. The position will develop and deliver educational offerings and consultation services to researchers and learners. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Educational Development: Create and deliver courses and workshops that enhance understanding of rigorous research practices, data management and sharing. Co-direct a graduate-level course on scientific rigor and reproducibility.
  • Expert Consultation: Provide specialized consultation to researchers and learners, advising on research data practices and compliance with funders’ policies.
  • Community Engagement: Grow relationships with research groups across OHSU to enhance library services.
  • Resource Development: Contribute to the development and sustainability of tools that support effective research data management. 
  • Faculty Engagement: As a faculty member, participate in scholarship, research, and service to advance the library's mission.  

We’re Seeking: 
  • Proficiency in quantitative or mixed-methods research methodologies
  • Knowledge of methods and practices that contribute to rigor and reproducibility
  • A problem solver with a track record of managing multiple priorities
  • Outstanding communication and partnership-building skills 
  • Teaching experience and a commitment to engaging diverse audiences 

Salary:  

Minimum $78,073 annually, commensurate with experience. 

Open House: An optional information session about this position will be held on Friday, May 10th at 12:00 PM PTD.  

Join from the Webinar link: 


Apply: Step into a role where your scientific knowledge and educational contributions will make a tangible impact on rigor and reproducibility and institutional success. Learn more about the position, candidate qualifications, and apply here (requisition no. 2024-29490). 

Projected Hiring Timeline: 
  • Application Open: Week of April 17. 
  • Virtual Open House: May 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Priority Application Deadline: May 24.
  • First Round Interviews: June 10 – 21 (virtual). 
  • Final Selection: Onsite interviews in July, with the aim of a September start date aligned with beginning of the 2024/2025 academic year. 

For questions, contact Tracy Thornton, Director of Library Operations, at thornttr@ohsu.edu

This posting will be removed after July 6, 2024