[snca-list] Job: Audio/Visual and Oral History Collections Archivist
kmccormi at uncc.edu
Thu Apr 9 15:16:11 EDT 2009
The J. Murrey Atkins Library's Special Collections Department at the
University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking an Audio/Visual and
Oral History Collections Archivist to promote, preserve, and manage the
department's Audio/Visual and Oral History holdings.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing,
research-intensive University offering nearly 25,000 students a variety
of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in seven academic
colleges. Its 1,000 acre wooded campus is within easy driving distance
to the city's performing arts, cultural, and professional sports events,
as well as a wide variety of regional recreational activities. With over
1.5 million people in the greater metropolitan area, Charlotte is the
second largest banking center in the nation in one of the fastest
growing regions in the country.
J. Murrey Atkins Library is a vital academic center facilitating
intellectual discovery and the exchange of ideas for the University
community and surrounding region. The Library collects and disseminates
relevant scholarly materials, provides a stimulating environment for
learning and collaboration, embraces emerging technologies, and promotes
lifelong learning. For further details about the Library, please consult
our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.
As the central archive for the history of the greater Charlotte region,
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections is dedicated to preserving
and sharing the past. Through collection and collaboration, Atkins
Library Special Collections enhances research at all levels and connects
communities and individuals to the documentary, photographic, and
audio/visual history of the region. For additional information about the
Special Collections Department please visit:
* Manages audio/visual holdings in department's collections,
including analog and digital film, video, audio, and photographic
* Works with colleagues in department to ensure proper storage and
handling of audio/visual materials
* Provides guidance for preservation of and access to audio/visual
materials, including film, video, photographic, and audio materials
* Seeks out and applies for external funding to pursue
preservation and access projects for audio/visual materials
* Manages Oral History Collection. Duties may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
* evaluating methods to organize and provide accessibility
to the collection;
* coordinating continued development and maintenance of
the New South Voices oral history database and general web pages for the
Oral History Collection and for other collections as assigned, working
closely with the Library Webmaster and the digital services librarian;
* establishing priorities for collecting interviews and
identifying potential interviewees
* advising individuals outside the department on all
aspects of developing and managing oral history projects and on
technical details involving equipment, etc.
* supervising part-time workers.
* Actively promotes use of all the department's collections by
seeking out university faculty and students, historic site and museum
personnel, and members of the scholarly community and general public who
could benefit from the department's services.
* Provides instructional classes on campus and makes presentations
to non-university groups, incorporating the advantages of technology
with traditional techniques.
* Prepares displays, including exhibits on the Web.
* Shares responsibility for reference service in Special
Collections on a more or less equal basis with other department faculty
* Other duties as assigned.
* Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a
program accredited by the American Library Association or other relevant
master's degree required
* One to three years of professional level experience, in special
collections departments in libraries or archives, or equivalent
combination of specialized training through formal education and
* Demonstrable experience working with film, video, photographic,
and/or audio materials
* Demonstrable experience with digital video and audio equipment,
files and formats, compression codecs, and web delivery
* Demonstrable experience in the application of metadata standards
such as Dublin Core, AACR2/MARC, TEI, or EAD
* Demonstrable experience in the design and creation of web pages
* Demonstrable experience with digitization issues, processes, and
* Demonstrable experience in organizing materials, establishing
intellectual control, and providing access through the use of
appropriate standards in information technology.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Attributes:
* Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
* Ability to take initiative and work independently and
collaboratively as a member of a group in a changing environment
* Working knowledge of preservation best practices and standards
for film, video, photographic, and audio materials
* Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and trends in
archival administration and in historical scholarship, methodology, and
the use of sources.
* Ability to relate to users at a variety of educational levels.
* Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and
interpreting unit policies and procedures.
* Record of successful performance of duties in prior job(s).
* Knowledge of the history of North Carolina or the South
* Ability to climb ladders and to lift boxes weighing up to 40
lbs. to retrieve materials for researchers.
* Evidence of professional growth and mastery of ASERL
competencies relevant to the specific job assignment.
* Faculty status. Librarians are expected to show evidence of
ongoing professional development and services to the profession.
* Reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Special
* Excellent benefits package
* Salary - competitive and dependent upon education and
ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu
(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #9294).
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic
1. Your letter of interest indicating your qualifications for this
3. Supporting documentation relevant to job requirements, which may
include finding aids, web pages, grant application or reports, etc.
authored by the applicant
4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), phone
numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references*
* The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting
the candidate first and verifying permission.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
position is filled. Members of minority groups, persons with
disabilities and women are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE
For additional information about UNCC visit our Web site:
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