The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Special Collections Librarian to manage and provide oversight for the special collections and university archives. This is a full-time library faculty position (12-month appointment), with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship. The Special Collections Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library and faculty colleagues as well as with external partners and donors to advance library goals and initiatives.
Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Special Collections Librarian oversees activities related to organization, development, preservation, and outreach activities for the special collections and archives. She/he will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of special collections, archives, and scholarly publishing.
Key responsibility areas include:
Building, organizing, and creating access tools for special collections, including Digital USFSP,
Establishing appropriate practices and procedures for collection acquisition, preservation, and security,
Developing and maintaining excellent donor relations and records, throughout the life cycle of the gift process,
Serving as an instruction and collection development liaison with assigned academic departments,
Fulfilling assigned reference and instruction responsibilities,
Providing outreach to the regional community and engaging in external projects as appropriate,
Participating in research & service, and
Supervising special collections staff, interns, student employees, and volunteers.
A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
3-5 years of relevant library/archives experience
Experience with a digital archive
Demonstrated knowledge of current archival standards, practices, and technologies
Demonstrated knowledge of collection management
Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
An additional graduate degree, preferably in history
Advanced coursework in archival management
Research and professional service accomplishments that meet expectations for candidate to earn rank of associate librarian in accordance with Promotion Guidelines for Librarians at USFSP
Demonstrated experience with Digital Commons & SelectedWorks (bepress)
Teaching experience and familiarity with online instruction and/or library research guides
A strong user-centered focus and genuine interest in the special collections/archives research community
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams
Outreach experience developing working partnerships with external partners
Research publications and presentations at the national, state, university, or departmental level
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Start Date: July 1, 2018
Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.