JOB: Archivist Job at Charles Babbage Institute

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Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 17:17:27 GMT0
From: Iwan Morus <imorus@clio.arts.qub.ac.uk>
Subject: JOB:  Archivist Job at Charles Babbage Institute
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"Robert W. Seidel" <seidel@itdean.umn.edu> writes:

                     Job Number:  UL 86
                     Job Title:   ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN, ASSISTANT
                     LIBRARIAN Department Name:  Lib Collection
                     Develop/Mgmt Appointment Start Date:  immediately
                     Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled Job
                     Description:  The University of Minnesota Libraries
                     invites applications and nominations of a dynamic and
                     innovative professional for the position of
                     Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the
                     History of Information Processing. The CBI is a
                     research center dedicated to promoting the study and
                     preservation of the history of computing and
                     information processing. The Institute's archival
                     collection includes individual and corporate records,
                     oral histories, monographs, serials, videos, and
                     films relating to the history of computing, primarily
                     since World War II. Currently housed in Walter
                     Library, the CBI Archives will move into a new
                     archival research facility over in late 1999 (see
                     http://kinglear.lib.umn.edu/mac/). The CBI Archivist
                     reports to the Team Leader for Collection Development
                     and Management for the University Libraries, and
                     works closely with the Director of the CBI. All
                     archives and libraries staff must have the ability to
                     work effectively with a diverse community of faculty,
                     students, and library colleagues in a team
                     environment. Description: Unit Administration:
                     Responsible for planning and policy making for the
                     unit; manage daily operations; supervise one
                     full-time Library Assistant III and additional
                     part-time student employees; maintain liason with
                     other archival and special collection units. Resource
                     Development: Oversee the acquisition, appraisal,
                     description, arrangement, and preservation of
                     materials in the Archives. In cooperation with staff
                     in other library units, maintain physical and
                     bibliographic control of resources in digital and
                     print formats. Reference Service and Outreach:
                     Provide reference and instructional services to
                     faculty, students, and independent researchers during
                     scheduled hours and by appointmment. Provide outreach
                     to external user community, develop grant proposals,
                     and assist in fund-raising with the Libraries
                     Development Office and the Director of the CBI.
                     Develop and maintain information tools and digital
                     resources via the CBI web page. Salary and Benefits:
                     This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment
                     track, academic/professional position with
                     probationary appointment at the Assistant of
                     Associate Librarian rank. Rank will depend on
                     quallifications and experience consistent with
                     collegiate and University policy. The Libraries
                     offers a competitive salary, commensurate with
                     experience, but not less than $35,000, for the
                     position. Excellent benefits and substantial moving
                     allowance. Recruiting Schedule: Position is available
                     immediately. Review of applications will commence on
                     December 16, 1998. Applications will be accepted
                     until the position is filled. Candidates are
                     encouraged to apply by the review date to receive
                     full consideration. A full position description is
                     available at http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employ.html
                     listed with Academic Professional positions by Job
                     Number UL 86.

                       Required - Academic:  Master's degree in
                       archival administration or
                     ALA-accredited M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent).
                       Desired - Academic:  Demonstrated knowledge of
                     arrangement, description, preservation, and
                     appraisal or archival materials; demonstrated
                     knowledge of digital information technology as it
                     relates to archives and special collections; strong
                     oral and written communication skills; strong
                     interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively
                     with a diverse clientele.  Experience:  Supervisory
                     experience; background relating to the history of
                     science and technology, especially computing.
                     Contact:   Send a letter of applications, resume, and
                     the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail
                     addresses of three current professional references
                     to: Linda DeBeau-Melting, Libraries Human Resources
                     Office, University Libraries, 499 Wilson Library, 309
                     19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0414. Please
                     identify your application with the number UL 86.


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Robert W. Seidel, Director
Charles Babbage Institute
Center for the History of Computing
103 Walter Library
117 Pleasant Street
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-5050
Fax (612) 625-8054
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