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Library Associate, Archives & Special Collections #499404

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111448
Position Title Library Associate, Archives & Special Collections #499404
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 499404
Department Library Services Dept

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Position Summary Information Job Summary / Basic Function:
The Library Associate performs professional and technical duties in support of the library’s Archives and Special Collections department. This position reports directly to the University Archivist. The applicant must have advanced computer technical skills and an appreciation of history and preservation.

Responsibilities:
• Works with digitization projects
• Uploads computer files to archival software
• Aids staff in troubleshooting computer challenges
• Describes collections on archival software program CONTENTdm
• Creates finding aids and box inventories
• Maintains and enforces security procedures to ensure the safety of collections
• Assists patrons in use of Special Collections and University Archives collections
• Answers a variety of routine and complex reference questions
• Must be willing to occasionally work in dusty areas on-campus and off-campus
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
• A relevant undergraduate degree required

Experience:
• Experience working with HTML and XML
• Experience with digitization of documents, photographs, and rare books
• Experience working with CONTENTdm
• Experience with EAD editing in an XML editor environment
• Experience working with image editing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop)

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of computer systems and software
• Demonstrated knowledge of local, Texas, and Southern history

Skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Abilities:
• Ability to work as team and individually with staff, students, and patrons in an academic environment
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters preferred

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of computer systems and software
• Demonstrated knowledge of local, Texas, and Southern history

Skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Abilities:
• Ability to work as team and individually with staff, students, and patrons in an academic environment
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary $20,520
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 11/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education that you have acheived?
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Associates Degree
    • Technical School Degree and/or Certificate
    • Some college credit(s) obtained
    • High School or GED
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB. As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Miscellaneous