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MULN | Special Collections Architectural Archives
Summary of Job Duties:
Under the supervision of the Director of Special Collections Services, the Research Services Coordinator is responsible for managing the Special Collections reading room and researcher experience. The Coordinator manages the day-to-day functions of the reading room and serves as the primary point of contact when communicating and coordinating researcher needs and workflows among units within the Libraries, including Interlibrary Loan, Digital Services, LINX (offsite storage facility), and Shipping & Receiving. This management includes responding to and assisting researchers; coordinating collections and stacks maintenance for collections used by Research Services; responding to researcher reference questions and coordinating referrals to subject specialists, and training all Special Collections staff, faculty, and student assistants who work shifts in Research Services. This position serves as the primary administrator for Research Services’ use of Aeon, a researcher registration and request management software solution, including circulation functions as well as monthly and annual reporting. The Coordinator is responsible for reviewing and revising service updates and policies to promote equitable and inclusive access in accordance with professional best practices and creating and maintaining workflows and workflow documentation. This position supervises student assistants and may supervise full-time staff. This position contributes to Special Collections Division and Library goals and priorities as assigned, with a special emphasis placed on outreach.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least one year of experience working in a library, archives, museum, or related institution
Demonstrated experience providing reference and research support in a library, archives, or museum
Demonstrated experience creating, maintaining, and documenting workflows
Demonstrated experience using and managing software solutions to facilitate and streamline workflows
At least two years of experience working in a library, archives, museum, or related institution
Experience with conducting research with archives and special collections materials
Graduate work in libraries, archives, museums, the humanities, or equivalent
Supervisory experience of full-time staff members, student assistants, or volunteers
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and experience balancing competing priorities from different stakeholders
Knowledge of supporting reference and research needs in a special collections or archives
Knowledge and familiarity with archival finding aids, digital collections, library catalogs, and other library research tools
Demonstrated skill in managing computerized data entry processes and running reports
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and in teams with community researchers, students, staff, and faculty
$47,000 – $52,000 (commensurate with education and experience)
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Proof of Veteran Status (DD 214)
Recruitment Contact Information:
Melanie Griffin, Director of Special Collections Services, email@example.com
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
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Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:
Frequent Physical Activity:
Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking
Occasional Physical Activity:
Grasping, Lifting, Reaching, Stooping