21.009 archivist's position at Illinois Chicago

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 16:29:42 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 9.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 16:21:13 +0100
         From: John Unsworth <unsworth_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: archivist position

Archivist for The HistoryMakers
University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
[please respond to lib-hr_at_uic.edu or the postal address below]

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library seeks an
Archivist to work with The HistoryMakers video oral history
archive. This is a specially-funded position, with a one-year
appointment, renewable for a period of up to three years. The
incumbent will work primarily at The HistoryMakers archive in Chicago
and will report to both UIC's Head of Special Collections and to The
HistoryMakers's Executive Director.

JOB SUMMARY: The Archivist performs professional archivist,
reference, and records management duties involved in the
administration of The HistoryMakers video oral history archive.

-- Implements projects to improve description, bibliographic control
of and access to archival records, including creating electronic
finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD), creating MARC
records, and assigning subject headings.
-- Initiates and implements procedures for the preservation and
conservation of archival materials.
-- Develops documentation and trains staff in cataloging and subject
analysis of archival materials.
-- Hires, trains and supervises graduate assistants, program
assistants and interns.
-- Responds to reference inquiries from researchers using the
The HistoryMakers archives.
-- Participates in the usability testing of The
HistoryMakers Informedia database for
indexing and retrieval of interview segments.
-- Writes grant proposals for projects to preserve or improve
access to the archive.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library science from a
program accredited by the American Library Association and archival
certification. Knowledge of American history and African-American
history. Strong project planning and time management
skills. Knowledge of HTML, XML, Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, and CONTENTdm
or other digital asset management system. Knowledge of Library of
Congress subject headings and MARC format. Knowledge of FileMaker
Pro and Microsoft Access as well as other Microsoft Office
applications. Five years of experience as an archivist in an
academic or research library, museum, or archive.

professional standards and cataloging practices of the Association of
Moving Images Archivists and Oral History Association.

Salary/rank/contract: Salary is $55,000. This is a twelve-month
Academic/Professional appointment in the UIC Library; annual contract
renewable for up to three years; 24 vacation days; 12 days of annual
sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays;
medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for
dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life
insurance paid by the State; participation in one of the retirement\
options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System
compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until
withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required.

For fullest consideration, apply by May 22, 2007 with supporting
resume and the names and addresses of at least three references to:
Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
The University Library
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Box 8198
Chicago, IL 60680
email: lib-hr_at_uic.edu
Fax: 312-413-0424

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. The HistoryMakers is a 501 (c) (3)
not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of a video
archive of first-person narratives of African Americans. The initial
goal of The HistoryMakers is to create an archive of 5,000 interviews
over a five-year period. Information about the archive and projects
is available at: www.thehistorymakers.com. The HistoryMakers
headquarters is located at 1900 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616.
Received on Thu May 10 2007 - 11:36:29 EDT

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