The Special Collections and University Archives Department and the Jon Bilbao Basque Library are recruiting for an Archivist 2. The Digital Access position works across the Basque Library, and Special Collections and University Archives units at the UNR Libraries by building digital collections, collaborating with other units to describe materials and provide online access, assisting users in obtaining copies of collection items, and licensing materials for re-use. The position may also assist with events and public service desks in both units and holds primary responsibility for identifying, assessing, and preparing materials for digitization and managing the patron order process.This position will also be responsible for working collaboratively and productively with Digital Services and the Metadata and Cataloging Department on digitization projects and will, in conjunction with Basque and SCUA leadership, formulate strategic priorities for digitization. The position is expected to successfully consult with and support other staff who manage, process, provide access to, and describe archival materials. The ideal candidate will be able to complete patron orders and requests in a timely, equitable, and accurate manner and will be able to adapt to changing technology needs and self-teach new skills or tools. The position is expected to demonstrate awareness of power, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and issues with archives and special collections and should have or develop a nuanced understanding of item-level archival object description and digital representation.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in archives management, library science, information management, history or closely related field and one year of professional archival experience which included appraisal, disposition, accessioning, arrangement and conservation of documents and/or the development of finding aids and reference services; OR certification as an Archivist by the Academy of Certified Archivists; OR a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in history or information management or closely related field and three years of progressively responsible archival experience as described above, one year of which was at the professional level; OR one year as an Archivist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Candidates with the following are encouraged to apply:
• Ability to communicate, serve, and collaborate across cultures and/or with people with a variety of perspectives, experiences, and identities
• Coursework, training, or experience leading to an understanding of copyright and intellectual property in archives
• Digital humanities project management or project support experience.
• Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory, especially in the field of digital archives.
• Familiarity with U.S. Statute, SAA Codes and Standards, and state and local policies and regulations pertaining to collection description and/or online access.
• Ability to practice self-reflection and critical analysis of work efforts
• Experience with outreach and public services. Schedule The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.