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Project Archivist Librarian 2/ two-year term

  • Case Western Reserve
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative individual for the Project Archivist Librarian 2/ two-year term position.
The Project Archivist will work with other archivists, librarians and support staff in the service-driven University Archives and Special Collections team to support university research and instruction, and library collections, services, and programs. The position of project archivist will support services nurturing library partnerships with faculty, students, non-academic staff, outside scholars, genealogists, other libraries and archival agencies, and other external users. Working with the university archives and special collections team, the project archivist, based in the University Archives, will be primarily responsible for appraising, arranging, and describing high priority university records. Additional tasks will include participating in outreach efforts, providing research and reference assistance, and digitizing archival material. This is a two-year term position supporting the operations of Kelvin Smith Library’s archival unit during a major archival processing project and the implementation of ArchivesSpace.
ENVIRONMENT: Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for  approximately 5,792 undergraduate and 6,400 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the College of Arts and  Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic
and research centers and institutes, all  within an academic culture that promotes and values innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats. KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in AcademicmLibraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.



Required Qualifications

Education: Master's degree in a relevant discipline is required. Formal training in archival theory and practice OR demonstrated understanding of current archival theory and practice.
Experience: 1 to 3 years of experience. Some experience processing moderately complex record series.

Employer Statement

CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.
CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted On: Oct 19, 2023 / This posting expires: Jan 18, 2024