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Head of Special Collections, Archives and Digital Initiative

Company: Regent University
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Regent University Non-Discrimination Policy: Regent University does not discriminate in employment in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status. For full Non-Discrimination Policy click here . Job Title Head of Special Collections, Archives and Digital Initiatives: req739Location Virginia Beach CampusBenefits Regent offers a wide range of generous benefits including health, life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; tuition incentives; fully vested retirement plans; life and disability insurance options, time off, and more. All regular faculty and staff serving at Regent and working a minimum of 30 hours per week will receive an attractive benefits package.Job SummaryThe Head of Special Collections, Archives and Digital Initiatives position is a 12-month, full-time, professional librarian position with facultyrank that provides leadership and vision for the Special Collections andArchives Department, including planning and implementing digital initiatives. Information regarding the current collections can be found here: This position participates withother librarians in providing reference, instruction, and collection development, and acts as a liaison to assigned departments. The position involves possible eveningand occasional weekend hours and reports to the Library Dean. Essential functions of the position include:Direct all activities related to collecting, organizing, preserving, and providing access to Regent University documents and special collections.Oversee the development of CONTENTDm.Establish goals and objectives, policies and procedures for special collections and archives in alignment with the Library mission and strategic plan.Evaluate and acquire new collections important to the Regent mission.Provide guidance in the development, implementation, and assessment of digital scholarship services that help curate scholarship throughout its entire lifecycle from point of creation to preservation.Work creatively with stakeholders within and outside the University, including acquiring key collections, collaborating with faculty and students on instruction and research projects, and developing partnerships for collaborative digital projects.Identify grant opportunities to support departmental goals.Develop marketing, website content, and statistical reports.Lead a campus-wide committee on Records Management.Actively participate in library and university committees and local, regional, and national professional library organizations, and represent the Regent Library at local, regional and national library conferences.Actively contribute to the academic library profession through various local, regional, and national presentations and publications.Assist Public Services with research and reference duties.Qualifications:ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and/or Information Science is requiredArchival Training/Certification is highly desiredSecond master's degree in relevant area is preferred3-5 years of experience in special collections and archivesKnowledge and experience with archival practices, preservation principles, metadata standards, copyright issues, digital rights management, and/or digital initiatives in a higher education library settingKnowledge and experience with emerging library technologies and relevant software and open source products for archives and special collections, such as EAD and Archivist's ToolkitKnowledge and experience with planning and implementing an institutional repository (CONTENTDm)Experience with grant writingCandidate must have:Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environmentAbility to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and UniversityExcellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skillsCommitment to Regent's core values of Excellence, Innovation and IntegrityNote: This position will commence July 1st, 2021.SDL2017

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