Baton Rouge, LA: Processing Archivist – General Librarian, Louisiana State University

Job Opening Title: Processing Archivist – General Librarian

Employer Name: Louisiana State University

Job Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Salary Range:

Link to job posting:—-General-Librarian_R00074537

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Job Posting Title:
Processing Archivist – General Librarian

Position Type:

LSUAM Lib – SC – TS – Manuscripts Processing (Danielle Stoulig (00069435))

Work Location:
0108 Hill Memorial Library Building

Pay Grade:

Job Description:
Reporting to the Head of Archival Processing, the Processing Archivist arranges and describes archival material held by LSU Libraries Special Collections. The incumbent assists in the implementation of EAD and archival management software; participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids; assists in accessioning archival acquisitions both in print and digital; and creates metadata for digital collections on the Louisiana Digital Library. They also provide public services at Special Collections service points and perform other duties as assigned.

The desired candidate will possess and demonstrate experience applying archival theory, standards, best practices, and information technologies appropriate to archives, the willingness and ability to research and apply new technologies, and have a strong commitment to technical services in support of public services

Job Responsibilities:

70%Performs preliminary and full processing of manuscript and archives collections; researches historical and biographical information relevant to the collection; and creates finding aids and MARC catalog records utilizing knowledge of standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC, LCSH, LCNAF, and other appropriate thesauri & authority lists used for indexing archival descriptions. Identifies and carries out rehousing and preservation treatments as needed.

20% Works with Digital Services personnel to create metadata and publish manuscript and archives collections on-line via the Louisiana Digital Library. Assists in the accessioning of archival acquisitions both in print and digital. Assists in the implementation and use of archival management software; encodes finding aids in EAD using oXygen XML editor; and participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids.

10% Performs advanced-level reference work to assist researchers in identifying and using Special Collections and other library materials. Interprets and enforces library policies for the security and administration of the collections.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree, MLIS or MLS, from an ALA accredited program, with a concentration in archival studies or management (equivalent work experience may substitute for concentration)

Minimum of the equivalent of 1 year, full-time experience arranging and describing archival collections.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of open-source archives management software and preservation techniques. Experience providing reference service in an archives, special collections, or academic setting; practically applying MPLP; and creating EAD finding aids. Knowledge of Louisiana, southern U.S., and American history; and reading knowledge of French or Spanish.

Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions:
Be sure to attach a cover letter with your resume/C.V. Provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Posting Date:
November 9, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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