The Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections is looking for an
innovative, motivated, skilled, and service-oriented individual to oversee
public services to researchers and the care of archival collections.

  
This position offers the opportunity to join a department that is committed to
developing user-centered, transformative approaches to Special Collections
work. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, people-oriented
individual to oversee the maintenance, promotion, and preservation of the
College Archives and Rare Book Collection; interact with students and faculty
in reference assistance and primary research instruction; train and manage
student assistants and interns in curriculum to career activities; support the
department's extensive outreach programs and special projects; and work
closely with other Library, Information, and Technology Services staff, the
campus community, and College alumnae. Reporting to the department head, this
individual will be a partner in envisioning the future of the Mount Holyoke
College Archives and Special Collections.

  
Qualifications: MLS or related advanced degree. Minimum of three years of
experience with the following: providing reference services in an archive or
manuscripts repository, preferably in an academic setting; arranging and
describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards;
supervising and mentoring student workers; and teaching with primary source
materials. Ability to learn new and relevant technologies on an ongoing basis,
and to oversee multiple projects and deadlines at once. Evidence of service
orientation and customer focus; analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-
solving skills; strong oral and written communication skills, especially with
social media; and ability to interact professionally with diverse groups of
patrons of all levels of knowledge. Experience with standards-based non-MARC
metadata schemas such as Qualified Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and EAD. Knowledge
of digital object creation and preservation standards. Flexibility,
creativity, and a sense of humor are essential.



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