Reference Librarian - Archivist

Library System/Company Name
Francis Marion University
Job Description

The James A. Rogers Library at Francis Marion University invites applications for a tenure-track Reference librarian/Archivist at the rank of Assistant Professor, who is innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented. The successful candidate will participate in faculty governance by serving on library/university committees and perform scholarly activities such engaging in professional service related to libraries and archives professional associations. This is a 12-month, 37.5 hours/week position.

The successful candidate will work under the Head of Reference and the Dean of the Library to manage the University’s Special Collections and Archives, including access arrangement, description, and management of physical and electronic local history collections and university records. The librarian will also be responsible for providing access to archival collections by creating finding aids, collection-level records, and metadata descriptions as well as creating and managing digital content for long-term preservation and access.

The successful candidate will also actively participate in other responsibilities of the reference department and library, which include providing face-to-face and virtual reference and research services; library instruction; collection development responsibilities; and subject liaison responsibilities to one or more departments. This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that may include special programming, liaison activities, collection development, and research and restoration.

The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with the Reference team and other departments, and prioritize work assignments within a vibrant and stimulating environment.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Superior teaching skills & relevant training or experience.
Knowledge of professional archival best practices and trends.
Expertise in digital archiving, preservation, and electronic records management for Special Collections and Archives.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills to interact effectively and confidently with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
Knowledge of a wide range of information sources and technologies.
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills.
Knowledge of activities and current developments in the library profession.
Qualifications: Minimum two years of experience working in an academic library preferred.  ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science. Interest in, and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in the University’s peer review processes for advancement in rank.

How to Apply

Anticipated start date:   August 16, 2024.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials:

Letter of interest (referencing position 24-44)
The names, addresses (both mail and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three references
Curriculum Vita
Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); and
Francis Marion University Faculty application.
To obtain a copy of the faculty application, please click here.

Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in SC.

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