University of Oregon — Instruction and Outreach Archivist

Instruction and Outreach Archivist

Job no: 529811
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library

Department: Library
Classification: Archivist
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $19.72 to $29.96 per hour
FTE: 0.5
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 11, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:

  • a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and
  • a current resume, which includes dates of employment
    Department Summary
    About the University:
    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
    The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

    The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental, social, and social justice concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

    About the UO Libraries:
    The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.

    Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

    The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. For more information about the UO Libraries, go to https://library.uoregon.edu/overview.

    About Special Collections and University Archives:
    Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the primary repository for the university's institutional archives, rare books, historic photographs, and one of the largest historical manuscript collections in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest repository in the state that provides extensive public access to its collections and is thus a critically important source of Oregon and Pacific Northwest materials to be used for research and instruction.
    Position Summary
    Reporting to the Special Collections and University Archivist (SCUA) Public Services Librarian, the Instruction and Outreach Archivist serves as a member of both the public services team and the curatorial team in SCUA, with responsibilities in outreach, reference, instruction, social media, and assessment. The Archivist will develop, lead, or collaborate on outreach activities such as tours, special events, open houses, and presentations designed to promote Special Collections materials and services, to support returning visitors and reach new audiences on campus and in the community.

    The Archivist will also deliver instruction sessions and develop instructional content under the direction of the SCUA Public Services Librarian. The position will work directly with curators and faculty to identify uses of SCUA materials and develop instructional materials such as research guides, tutorials and videos to highlight SCUA materials and services and help users access the library's materials.

    The Outreach and Instruction Archivist will also be responsible for the assessment of outreach and instruction functions in alignment with the SAA/RBMS Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services. This position includes weekly shifts at public services points and assistance with in-person and remote reference and duplication inquiries.

    We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
    Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with major coursework (thirty quarter or twenty semester hours) in social research, public administration, history, political science or a closely related field; OR
  • Two years of college-level coursework AND two years of technical or research experience in archives; OR
  • Four years of technical experience in archives involving automated archival systems including methods for automated archival storage and retrieval; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and technical experience in archives.
    Professional Competencies
  • Strong public service or customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
  • Experience performing complex and detail-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to develop and complete plans and projects on time and with available resources.
  • Ability to train student workers.
  • Experience using common office software, particularly Microsoft Excel or other database software.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Coursework or training in archives, rare books, and/or special collections librarianship.
  • Experience with public services, outreach, or instruction in a library or archives setting.
  • Familiarity with information literacy, primary source literacy, and active learning pedagogy.
  • Experience working with archival collections in a public service or cataloging setting.
  • Familiarity with archival or record center principles and operations.
  • Experience or familiarity with Archives Space and/or Library Integrated System.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529811/instruction-and-outreach-archivist

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