[snca-list] Job posting: Grateful Dead Archivist
paul at xmlhelpline.com
Fri Nov 13 13:01:46 EST 2009
I'm from the school of thought that says there is no bad publicity. Would
love to have archivists portrayed as heroes (i.e. National Treasure?) - but
I don't see any harm in poking fun.
From: "Paul Kiel" <paul at xmlhelpline.com>
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:39 AM
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Subject: Job posting: Grateful Dead Archivist
Ordinarily I am not one to favor humor sent to professional mailing lists.
But I think this one is appropriate:
Job posting: Grateful Dead Archivist - Jon Stewart's view
W. Paul Kiel
Content Engineer, LexisNexis
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Subject: FW: [kiosk] Job posting: Grateful Dead Archivist
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Subject: Re: [kiosk] Job posting: Grateful Dead Archivist
Jon Stewart made fun of this same job posting on last night's Daily
Show (see the clip at the link below). It's an interesting example of
how the archival profession is perceived in pop culture. You might
find it funny or offensive, but I bet few library/archive jobs get
that kind of publicity!
On Nov 11, 2009, at 2:01 PM, Greg Hunter wrote:
> UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
> Grateful Dead Archivist
> The University Library of the University of California, Santa Cruz,
> seeks an enterprising, creative, and service-oriented archivist to
> the staff of Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) as Archivist for
> Grateful Dead Archive. This is a potential career status position. The
> Archivist will be part of a dynamic, collegial, and highly motivated
> department dedicated to building, preserving, promoting, and providing
> maximum access both physically and virtually to one of the Library's
> most exciting and unique collections, The Grateful Dead Archive (GDA).
> The UCSC University Library utilizes innovative approaches to allow
> discovery, use, management, and sharing of information in support of
> research, teaching, and learning.
> Under the general direction of the Head of Special Collections and
> Archives, the GDA Archivist will provide managerial and curatorial
> oversight of the Grateful Dead Archive, plan for and oversee the
> physical and digital processing of Archives related material, and
> promote the GDA to the public and facilitate its use by scholars,
> and students.
> MINIMUM Qualifications:
> * Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
> accredited graduate archives management program.
> * Significant, demonstrated experience working with books,
> photographs, recordings, or other material in a special collections &
> archives environment.
> * Knowledge of the access tools for special collections and archival
> material and the standards and procedures for their preservation and
> * Demonstrated experience developing processing plans and creating
> finding aids in accordance with national standards.
> * Knowledge of and ability to maintain awareness of developments in
> archival processing, digital information technologies, and their
> uses in
> special collections and archives.
> * Expert knowledge in the history and scholarship of contemporary
> popular music, or American vernacular culture, preferably the history
> and influence of the Grateful Dead.
> * Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
> * Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
> sufficient to promote and present the archive to multiple audiences.
> * Prior experience directing the work of others.
> Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
> * Demonstrated experience working in public services in an academic
> * Demonstrated experience working on outreach and other donor related
> General Information:
> Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees. They are
> to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation
> one day per month of sick leave, and a generous benefit program
> including an excellent retirement system. The University sponsors a
> variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
> Relocation assistance is provided.
> Rank: Associate Librarian or Librarian
> Salary: Appointment Range: Associate Librarian III - Librarian I,
> an approximate salary range of $52,860 - $68,892, commensurate with
> qualifications and experience.
> Position Available: March 1, 2010
> To Apply:
> Electronic submission of applications is preferred. All materials can
> be sent to liboff at library.ucsc.edu
> to=liboff at library.ucsc.edu>
> Applicants should supply a letter of application that includes a
> statement indicating how applicant's credentials and experience meet
> posted requirements for this position. The letter should also
> include a
> resume of their education and experience, as well as the names,
> addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) references
> that are knowledgeable about their qualifications for the position.
> Alternate mailing address:
> Library Administration
> University of California
> 1156 High Street
> Santa Cruz, CA 95064
> Phone: (831) 459-2076 Fax: (831) 459-8206
> Please refer to Position #T10-07 in all correspondence.
> Closing date: This position is open until filled. Initial review of
> applications will begin on December 4, 2009. In order to receive full
> consideration, all materials should arrive by that date.
> The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/
> Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through
> diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates,
> and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and
> Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity
> policies may be directed to: Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
> Action Office at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064;
> (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may
> employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United
> States as established by providing documents as specified in the
> Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
> If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic
> Personnel Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 459-4300. This position
> description is available in alternate formats, which may be requested
> from Academic Personnel at (831) 459-4300.
> VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu
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