Duluth, MN: Asst Librarian – Processing Archivist (short-term), University of Minnesota – Duluth

Job Opening Title: Assistant Librarian – Processing Archivist

Employer Name: University of Minnesota – Duluth

Job Location: Duluth, MN

Application Deadline: March 21, 2022

Salary Range: $21.98/hour

Link to job posting: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: About the Job

The full-time temporary Processing Archivist’s main responsibility will be to arrange and describe a collection of approximately 100 cubic feet of family papers and family business records. The bulk of the collection was created during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is a six-month limited term assignment.

Essential Job Functions:

● Developing and carrying out a collection processing plan in accordance with established goals
● Arranging materials for organization and ease of use by researchers
● Re-housing materials into appropriate archival enclosures for preservation
● Researching collection items including reaching out to the collection donors for additional information
● Compiling a DACS-compliant finding aid with a container list, and entering it into an Archives Space database.
● Writing regular progress reports
● Working cooperatively with library staff
● Other duties as assigned


ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience
Experience or training in processing and creating finding aids
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set and meet goals and deadlines, and manage project schedules.
Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and donors of collections
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion as it relates to processing archival collections

Familiarity with the history of Northeastern Minnesota
Familiarity with the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and experience working with archival collections that include materials related to Native American or Indigenous peoples
Physical and Environmental Conditions:


Ability to work with print and digital materials
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, in-person, and over the telephone
Ability to routinely lift 40 lb. archival boxes and to transport heavy materials on a cart. This requires some reaching and stooping
Ability to tolerate exposure to dust

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

About the Department
The Kathryn A. Martin Library is prized for its design and architecture and features views of Lake Superior. It has been updated to serve today’s researchers, including the renovation of our library teaching spaces. UMD is a medium-sized regional university that offers students a supportive atmosphere and access to the resources of the larger University of Minnesota system. UMD students can choose from more than 93 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degrees, and from graduate programs in more than 20 different fields.

The UMD campus is located in the picturesque city of Duluth, Minnesota. Duluth sits on the north shore of Lake Superior, with a population of approximately 85,000 people. Duluth is a major shipping port and regional health care and education center. The city offers a vibrant music, theater, and art scene; community events; plenty of green space; and readily accessible outdoor activities.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/
and search for the Job ID: 346415
Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

A complete application will include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a resume, and 5 professional references.

Additional documents may be attached after applying by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

This position will remain open until March 21, 2022

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University’s COVID-19 Response webpage.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD’s many research institutes and labs.

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