American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming
|The American Heritage Center (AHC) of the University of Wyoming is hiring for the Clara R. Toppan Curator of the Toppan Rare Books Library. We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered librarian/archivist. The position offers the opportunity to work with the collections of a world-class rare book and manuscript repository, and to inspire broad and creative use of those collections among existing and as-yet untapped audiences. The successful candidate will also participate in, support, and develop plans for shaping the future of collection development in the rare books area specifically, in conjunction with broader AHC collecting goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming. The incumbent serves as the archives primary contact for rare book/information literacy instruction for the Reference Services unit. Develops course content, activities, and assessment, and works collaboratively with other archivists to teach research and information literacy skills to students to support UW’s general education curriculum. Works with teaching faculty to promote primary source literacy, and develop services and strategies to actively engage students; provides tours. Also support day-to day operations of the reference service unit by responding to research and information requests, and working at least one half-day shift per week on the reading room desk. Support rare book collection organization, and outreach.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work well under pressure, work well in a team-environment; demonstrate self-confidence, and professional creativity. As a faculty archivist, the candidate will be engaged in collection development, donor relations, public programs, research and/or creative activity, University and professional service. The candidate will supervise a full-time contract cataloger, part-time worker(s), and lead collection development efforts for rare books, in conjunction with broader AHC collecting goals. Additional duties as assigned based in individual knowledge, skills, and abilities. The position reports to the Manager Reference Services.
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. Apply through job link: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/prospective/
job listing:Archivist – Clara R. Toppan Library Curator – (20003348)
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