Term: 14 months
The University of Waterloo Library is seeking a Librarian/Archivist to join the University of Waterloo Library. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections & Archives, the Librarian works collaboratively to appraise, organize, arrange, describe and provide access to the Library’s literary and historical archival collections. The primary location for this position is the Dana Porter Library in Waterloo.
Application deadline to ensure consideration: May 21, 2021
Full job description link: https://hr.uwhttps://hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00001408.pdf
The successful candidate will:
Perform archival work related to the accessioning, arrangement, description, storage of and access to archival material and other records (including University records) in all formats received in the department by donation, purchase or transfer in accordance with archival principles and institutional policies, procedures and priorities
Work collaboratively with Special Collections & Archives staff to establish, document and implement processing procedures necessary to maintain intellectual and physical control of holdings
Analyze and evaluate the use, condition and conservation requirements of archival material, including the preservation needs of media requiring specialized treatment and participates in initiatives to covert or migrate media to appropriate preservation formats
Liaise with Metadata & Cataloguing staff to ensure newly processed fonds and collections are added to the Library catalogue and ensures that appropriate metadata is provided to facilitate online access and discoverability
Trains and supervises the work of student workers
Directs the work of Library Associates as appropriate
Demonstrated ability to independently, as well as collaboratively, plan, coordinate, and implement effective workflows and projects
Familiarity with copyright and its application to material in all formats
Familiarity with archival description platforms (particularly AtoM and InMagic/DBTextworks)
Knowledge of management of born-digital records
Proven excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to foster positive working relationships and build partnerships
Ability to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision
Demonstrated ability to manage very detail-oriented processes requiring an exceptional degree of accuracy
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems and to prioritize multiple tasks in an environment with frequent interruptions
Proven ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment, which values collaboration and collegiality
Demonstrated ability to interact with others in a respectful and sensitive manner
MS Word – Intermediate
Excel – Intermediate
PowerPoint – Intermediate
Archival description platforms; repositories; content management systems – Intermediate to Advanced
Asset: Experience in special collections, archives, or rare books within an academic library setting
Asset: Experience with information management systems
We welcome interested candidates to connect directly with Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, to learn more about this exciting position. Nick may be reached at +1-519-888-4567 ext. 42445 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.