Job Posting: Archivist/Librarian, Albion College, Albion, MI

Michael VanHouten mvanhouten at ALBION.EDU
Fri Jun 20 10:28:03 EDT 2014

Albion College is searching for a full-time Archivist / Librarian.  The
Archivist is responsible to the Library Co-Directors for the administration
of the Albion College Archives and the Albion College Library Special
Collections and the Rare Books Collection.  This includes selection,
preservation and management of historical material in all formats relating
to the history of Albion College, its faculty, staff, administration and
students.  The Archivist will work with the Web Services and Emerging
Technologies Librarian to create, update, and maintain the College Archives
digital repository.  The Archivist will help develop and oversee the
policies of the Archives and other specialized collections belonging to
Albion College.  The Archivist will also maintain the Archives of the West
Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church (housed in the Albion
College Library) and respond to research requests.

 The Archivist will administer the College Archives portion of the Records
Retention Program of the College, and will serve as a Librarian on the
staff and as an advisor on preservation issues.  The Archivist will develop
programs to increase access to archival material, will plan the annual
Schleg Endowed Lecture, will participate regularly in professional
organizations, area and regional archive/museum/library activities and
workshops, will maintain current awareness of concepts, trends, and
procedures in the Archival and Library fields through the professional
literature and electronic listservs, etc., and will work to establish
professional contacts to participate in the exchange of ideas and to
promote cooperation, networking, and resource sharing.

 Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Librarianship (with an Archives
focus), Archives, or a related field; strong background in archival
research methodology and local history with demonstrated skills in oral and
written communication; experience in managing varied historical collections
in an archives, museum or historical agency; familiarity with Archivist’s
Toolkit and DACS and metadata standards, as well as familiarity with
digital repository programs (i.e., Islandora).  Some experience in library
reference services is desirable.   Ability to instruct in research skills
using primary sources and conservation practices is very helpful.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a projected start
date in August or September 2014. Interested candidates should send a
letter of application, current resume, copy of graduate transcript and
three letters of reference to Claudia Diaz, Co-Director of Libraries
(e-mail: cdiaz at or Albion College, 611 E. Porter St., Albion,
Michigan). For additional information, contact Claudia Diaz (e-mail:
cdiaz at or call 517-629-0386).

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of about 1400 students. It
is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan
within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State
University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the
highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a
core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus
climate that supports equality and diversity.  Visit our Web site at


Michael Van Houten
Library Co-Director
Albion College Library
602 E. Cass St.
Albion, MI 49224
mvanhouten at


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