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Processing Archivist University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee

Primary Function:

The Archivist will have primary responsibility for the processing of archival materials and will assist with archival reference, teaching, and outreach. The Archivist will be an integral member of the William R. Laurie University Archives and Special Collections team, working with experienced archivists. This position requires general supervision. Broad instructions, policies, and procedures are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out daily assignments. 

Opportunities for Leadership:

This position will supervise student workers. 

Career Band: 2C


Position Description


Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

Accessioning and processing of archival materials: 

  • Assist with appraisal and accessioning 

  • Arrange and describe existing and incoming University archives and special collections material of all formats 

  • Basic preservation, housing, or rehousing materials in appropriate archival containers as necessary

  • Create finding aids and related records in ArchivesSpace in accordance with DACS and other relevant professional standards and local practices

  • Complete end-processing activities such as labeling and barcoding containers, and updating records

  • Update legacy collections to conform to current archival standards and best practices.

Promote visibility and the use of archival materials through a variety of public service functions: 

  • Assist with reference services for in-person researchers and via electronic reference requests

  • Works actively with other staff to design and teach class orientations, and instruction sessions, and host special events

  • Page and re-shelve materials

  • Assist with the creation and implementation of physical and digital exhibits

Other duties may include:

  • Assist with training and supervision of student workers or other project staff

  • Participate in departmental planning, policy development, and decision making

  • Participate in LITS and University organizations, committees, and task forces

  • Other duties as assigned

Judgment Required: 

Independent judgment and discretion are required in the application of standard operating procedures to the essential duties of this position.

Budgetary Responsibility: None.

Personal Interaction/Communication:

  • Student Contact: On a daily basis: receiving requests for instruction and assistance in Archives research.
  • Internal: On a daily basis: receiving requests for instruction and assistance in Archives research.
  • External: On a daily basis: receiving requests for instruction and assistance in Archives research.


Attributes of a Successful Candidate



Master’s degree in archival studies, library science, history, or a related field with an archival concentration or significant coursework in archives.


1-2 years of hands-on archival processing experience; select graduate internships, practicums, or part-time work may be credited towards this experience.

Job-Related Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of nationally accepted archival standards, tools, and best practices, particularly in the practical application of archival arrangement and description.
  • Working knowledge of basic preservation standards for archival materials: physical care and appropriate housing of archival collections.
  • Working knowledge of ArchivesSpace, or other archival information management systems.
  • An understanding of the basic history, theory, and professional practices relating to materials generally found in archives, including but not limited to manuscripts, digital materials,  maps, prints, photographs, ephemera,  rare books, original artwork, and audiovisual media.


Supplemental Information


Confidential Information:

Faculty and departmental files, correspondence, research materials, personnel activities, records for library patrons, restricted and sensitive archival and manuscript materials.

Working Environment: 

University Archives and Special Collections, normal office environment, some physical maneuvering of boxes, objects, and other sometimes heavy items. Working with older materials may involve exposure to mold.

Staff members are expected to present a professional demeanor and appearance in dealing with all members of the University community and the general public in the performance of duties for this position.

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

  • Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities. 
  • Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to an approved medical or religious exemption.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


University of the South
735 University Avenue

Sewanee, Tennessee, 37383


Open until filled
Research & Instruction Librarian Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams Libraries seeks an enthusiastic instruction librarian to work as Research and Instruction Librarian in a newly-defined position focusing on data literacy. This person will be library liaison for the sciences and economics, and will contribute to the library’s information literacy program by bringing a focus on data literacy and supporting students as they learn the skills they need to thrive in a data-intensive world. Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and we encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. This is a full-time, year-round appointment, reporting to the Head of Research Services and Library Outreach.

Williams, a liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts, has built its reputation on outstanding teaching, scholarship, and academic excellence. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to support our approximately 2,000 students, and to build an environment where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. The college is deeply committed to its employees. Salaries are competitive; our benefits are excellent.

The Research Services department supports the academic mission of the college by providing research assistance, teaching information literacy skills, and developing opportunities for academic engagement with students and faculty. We are dedicated to innovation, creativity, and proactive user-driven services. We believe in meeting students where they are in their information-seeking journey and helping them grow and develop into empowered, information-literate citizens.

The successful candidate will:

  • Share our passion for working with students and faculty and for teaching information/data literacy.
  • Be excited about guiding students through critical analysis of data sources, data research and data communication.
  • Embrace our commitment to critical information literacy, data ethics/justice and seek action-oriented ways to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.
  • Be eager to engage with students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, and religion.
  • Appreciate the liberal arts approach to teaching and learning.
  • Value collegiality and collaboration, and thrive in a small, relationship-driven academic environment.


As liaison librarian for Computer Science, Economics, Geosciences, and Mathematics & Statistics:

  • Help students develop as scholars by teaching them research skills and connecting them with relevant information resources.
  • Teach course-integrated library instruction sessions aligned with ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Work with faculty to ensure that library services and collections support their teaching and research activities.
  • Partner with Instructional Technologists to provide coordinated support to faculty in these departments.

As librarian supporting data literacy: 

  • Design library services and programs to support data literacy for undergraduate students.
  • Support data-intensive courses across the disciplines by providing guidance on data research, analysis, interpretation, and visualization.
  • Serve as point-person in Research Services for data-related research questions.
  • Collaborate with campus partners in quantitative skills and digital humanities to provide data support for students and raise awareness about the library’s data resources and services.
  • Partner with Instructional Technologists to support the use of quantitative analysis and visualization tools.

As a member of the Research Services department:

  • Staff the research help services and participate in all departmental programs and initiatives.
  • Help raise awareness of library resources and services.
  • Work on library and college teams and committees as relevant.

This librarian expected to maintain awareness of trends in data literacy and in librarianship in the areas of responsibility. They are also expected to contribute to national, regional, and/or local associations and professional groups. Williams Libraries provides generous support for continuing professional development.



  • Masters in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution, or ability to obtain within one year. Early career librarians encouraged to apply.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts and interest in being an instruction librarian.
  • Enthusiasm for working with data and desire to further develop your data skills.
  • Interest in working with students and faculty in the sciences and economics.
  • Commitment to information and data ethics/justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization.


We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required, and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are interested in being an instruction librarian and focus on data literacy to apply.

  • Experience with finding, using, and critically interpreting data and using it to tell a story.
  • Familiarity with sources of data, data rights and data research methods.
  • Familiarity with data science and/or digital humanities tools and principles.
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo).
  • Familiarity with data and digital humanities programming languages (e.g. Python, SQL), javascript libraries and frameworks.

For full consideration, please send cover letter that addresses:

  • Your interest in data literacy
  • How you would integrate principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in your work as Research Services Librarian

Application review will begin on July 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $57,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E.  Please visit to apply.

Application review will begin on July 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Director of Public Services - Smith College Smith College Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries are a vibrant workplace, supporting the learning, teaching and scholarship of the Smith community and beyond. The libraries include the Hillyer Art Library, the Werner Josten Performing Arts Library, Alumnae Gymnasium, and the recently renovated Neilson Library. Neilson is a stunning, future-facing facility designed by Maya Lin featuring expert staff and innovative services in open, light-filled spaces. As a liberal arts college library system with extensive research collections and Special Collections, the Smith Libraries encourage experimentation, support staff development, and have an ongoing commitment to equity & inclusion. Smith College is part of the Five Colleges Consortium and shares library resources with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The Director of Public Services leads the evolving public services for Smith College Libraries including Neilson, Hillyer and Josten and Alumnae Gym Libraries. The Director stewards the visioning and strategic planning process for the libraries' public services and is responsible for staff and processes in Access Services, Resources Sharing, (Interlibrary Loan and Stacks Management) and Operations. Coordinates public services aspects of the integrated curricular services (Central Service Point, Learning Commons, and the Digital Media Hub) located in Neilson Library as a member of leadership teams including partners from ITS, the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching & Learning, the Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning, the Office of Disability Services, and other campus services. This position collaborates across the campus with Alumnae Relations & Development, Admissions, and the Museum of Art to coordinate the libraries’ role in campus wide events. The Director manages complex access, space use and security issues of the libraries and develops ongoing training for Access Services staff and student employees in public services roles. Employing user-centered methods, this position leads, designs, assesses and refines services to provide a user-focused, seamless experience for the Smith community in an inclusive, equitable and respectful environment.     

Smith College seeks to pay competitively taking into consideration qualifications. The salary range for this position is $80k to $120k. Actual pay may vary based on individual skills and experience, as well as internal equity. For more information and a link to apply, visit


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