Position: Archivist/Cataloger, Baltimore, MD

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ARCHIVIST/CATALOGER

Job Status                              Full-Time

Hiring Salary                        Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date                        March 5, 2012

Closing Date                         Open Until Filled


Department:  Earl S. Richardson Library

Duties:   Provides archival, records management, and preservation expertise; sets policy and levels of practice; collects, organizes, and maintains control over a wide variety of information deemed important for permanent safekeeping; processes collections using archival accessioning techniques; provides services to researchers; catalogs and processes library collections; helps to prepare collections, which may be in a variety of formats, e.g., photographs, video and sound recordings, electronic data films, videotapes, audiotapes, DVDS, paper records, letters, and documents for web-based use; assists with library projects that demonstrate a significant added value to collections through formatting; complies with copyright and intellectual property law and University policies; provides University wide access; prepares guides, such as accession lists, indexes and bibliographies and abstracts; determines fiscal requirements and prepares budget recommendations; creates or adjusts catalog records for materials in all formats so that they conform to national and local standards and practices; provides implementation and evaluation of cataloging operations and workflows to expedite the processing of library materials; and performs other duties, as required.                             

Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in archives or a Master’s Degree in archival studies; two (2) years of experience in an archival setting to include experience working with AACR2/RDA and LCSH.

Requirements: Knowledge of descriptive cataloging principles, USMARC format and archives use of the Internet; knowledge of EAD (Encoded Archival Description); knowledge of archival theory, methods and practices; knowledge of preservation techniques; skill in deciphering deteriorated or poor quality printed matter handwritten manuscripts, photographs, or film; ability to understand the content of documents and the context in which they are created; ability to work independently and collaboratively; ability to organize large amounts of information and write clear instructions for its retrieval and use in metadata; ability to complete projects within a limited time frame.

To Apply:  Send letter of interest indicating Job #2012-014, a resume, a Morgan State University Application for Employment, and three names of references with telephone numbers to: Morgan State University, Office of Human Resources, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251 or e-mail information to jobs@morgan.edu. EEO/AA

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