Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Head of Archives and Special Collections, SUNY Fredonia

Head of Archives and Special Collections
Daniel A. Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia

The Daniel A. Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia seeks a dynamic, experienced and creative archivist to administer and promote the library’s Special Collections and University Archives. The Fredonia archive contains publications, papers, and memorabilia related to the history of SUNY Fredonia. Special Collections include the Stefan Zweig Collection, the Holland Land Company Collection, the Seneca/Iroquois Nation Collection, the Sigurd Rascher Saxophone Collection, the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes Collection and the Local History Collection.

The successful candidate will develop exhibits and programs; engage in outreach locally, regionally, and nationally; develop strategies for active donor and financial support; write and manage grants; provide service and instruction to students, faculty and others; develop and implement programs for the creation of digital archives and automated access; prepare finding aids and inventories; supervise, train, and evaluate staff, student assistants and interns.

The archivist reports to the University Librarian. Duties include the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, and accessibility of the collections. Work schedules will include some evening and weekend hours.

Part of the State University of New York, SUNY Fredonia is a selective, primarily residential undergraduate institution. It is located in a beautiful region of Western New York near Lake Erie, about 45 miles southwest of Buffalo.

SUNY Fredonia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We actively seek and encourage applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science; at least three years of professional experience in an archival setting; in-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices; experience with automated library and archival systems and electronic formats in an archival setting; experience with digitization of archival materials; demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer applications; strong communication and interpersonal skills; public services orientation; a record of professional involvement and scholarship; demonstrated success in grant writing; and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and students in a collegial and diverse environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A second Master’s Degree in History or Museum Studies or Anthropology, with a concentration in archives; experience creating and maintaining local history collections; and experience working with local history organizations; Academy of Certified Archivists certification.

This is a twelve month position with a faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.

Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates please use SUNY Fredonia’s home page and find posting in the People Admin area of Human Resources.

Mary Lou DeWolf
Secretary 1
Daniel A. Reed Library
SUNY Fredonia
280 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063
Fax: 716.673.3185\