Job posting: Archivist in Residence (Outreach & Engagement), Notre Dame U

16 Mar 2018 8:47 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Position Description: The University of Notre Dame Archives is seeking a librarian-in-residence to assist with archival outreach and campus engagement with the goal of raising awareness and encouraging the use of archival collections in undergraduate classes and research projects. Under the general direction of the Head of the University Archives, the residency librarian will work on a wide array of faculty and student outreach initiatives which may include promoting, developing, and conducting archival instruction and general orientation to archival research, developing archival workshops, and creating an online tutorial. In addition, project work will focus on raising the visibility and discoverability of archival collections with a special focus on the exploration of institutional diversity as well as personal perspectives of people with diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds. Duties may include developing LibGuides, campus presentations, tours, and digital exhibits. Finally, this position will assist the records management team in collecting initiatives geared toward documenting diversity of student life, community, and culture.

Required Qualifications

  •  ALA-accredited MLS/MIS degree or a graduate degree in archival studies.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field of archival, special collections, or museum management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interest in addressing wide-ranging audiences including students, faculty, student organizations, and alumni.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively with multiple constituents.
  • Strong interest in primary source literacy in relation to University Archives and related Catholic manuscripts collection.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in a broad range of academic subjects used in promoting archival, special collections, or museum collections.
  • Interest or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies associated with active or immersion learning in an archival, special collections, or museum environment.
  • Interest in marketing outreach and educational services through websites, social media, exhibitions, and other public program initiatives.

Further details & application instructions:
Position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The
expected start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

This position posting and additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the
Libraries' website:

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