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Geoffrey R. Weller Library Project Archivist

Summary: FALI16-11
Geoffrey R. Weller Library
Project Archivist
(Full-time Position for up to One Year)
Under the overall direction of the University Librarian and working in close collaboration with the Head of Archives &
Special Collections, and in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for the creation and access of archival
resources as required for the on-going research, teaching, scholarly and administrative needs of the University
community-at-large and public/private researchers. This position will primarily entail the creation of archival finding aids
to assist the Archives in reducing its backlog and undertake database clean-up to ensure ease of access to holdings.
When required, duties may include the delivery of instructional services in primary research to UNBC students and liaise
with teaching faculty to support their curriculum or research needs so as to enhance the use of the Archives unique
holdings. The anticipated start date of this position is January 9, 2012.
The required qualifications are a master's degree in archival studies, a master's degree in library and information studies
with a strong focus on archival theory and practice, or an equivalent combination of graduate education and experience
from an accredited institution and some archival work experience. This is an excellent career opportunity for a recent
graduate wishing to gain professional archival experience in a university setting. Demonstrated experience is required in
the creation of electronic archival finding aids written according to current archival descriptive standards and legislative
guidelines pertaining to privacy and access. Knowledge of ICA-AtoM open source software is desirable. The ability to
communicate, collaborate, and accommodate a diverse clientele including university administrators, faculty, staff,
students, and public researchers is required. The successful incumbent has the ability to work effectively in both a team


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