MUSEUM ARCHIVIST AND LIBRARIAN/ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Lincoln Memorial University
Position Category: Staff Full-Time
Job Description: The Museum Archivist and Librarian shall be directly responsible for the organization and bibliographic control of the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum’s archives and rare book collections. Responsibilities include creating finding aids for existing archival collections; processing incoming archival material; responding to research, duplication, and publication inquiries; assisting visiting researchers; digitizing photographs, documents, and other materials and overseeing others in digitization projects; and interfacing with other Museum staff to facilitate use of archival material in exhibits, programs, and publications.
Required Qualifications: *ALA-accredited MLS with formal coursework or training in archival studies; and *certified Archivist (if not certified, must be willing to obtain certification as Archivist
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree in history or related studies; experience in digitization; experience in cataloging archival collections in RDA, following APPM, and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description; and *experience with PastPerfect software and integrated library systems.
Job Duties: Promote the mission of Lincoln Memorial University to all faculty, staff, students and to the community at large; promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff, and students; Participate on university committees; improve and maintain cataloguing system between the library and museum; create access to the rich collection of original sources located in the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum according to accepted library standards such as RDA, LCSH, LC Classification and other metadata schemas and standards; provide reference services and research support for researchers at the Museum; create archival images and digital repositories of scanned materials for access and preservation purposes; make recommendations for appropriate policies and procedures for cataloging and maintaining the Museum collection; prepare grant proposals, in collaboration with the Museum Director, and work with University Advancement to identify other fund raising initiatives and to acquire new donations;
make recommendations for a preservation plan and quality standards for the Museum archives;
create innovative access options for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum holdings for searching and retrieval capabilities; work with Curator on exhibits; work with the Interlibrary Loan Librarian to facilitate archival and special loans; provide collection development in the areas of Lincoln, the Civil War, and other areas as assigned; work with Humanities-Social Sciences Librarian and Archivist to collaborate on processing, digitization, and other activities as necessary for the good of the Archives, Special Collections and the Museum; complete required institutional, program accreditation, and other reports necessary for the operation and advancement of the University; and perform other tasks as assigned.
About the Institution: Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about employment opportunities, contact the Office of Human Resources at 423-869-7112 or email@example.com.
AA/EEO Statement: Lincoln Memorial University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action education institution. Lincoln Memorial University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in all University programs and activities.
Background Check Statement: The University will conduct criminal background checks on all employees. Background checks may include but are not limited to confirmation of the individual’s identity, credit information, motor vehicle driving record, review of an individual’s criminal conviction record (if any), verification of any license, and certificate or degree required for the position.
Job Posting Link: https://careers.lmunet.edu/postings/32706
If you have any questions about this opening, please contact ALLM Director Michael Lynch: firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 869-7100.