Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Aug 07, '18
About State University of New York at Fredonia:
The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.
Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:
- Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
- Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
- Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
- Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).
Read a message from State University of New York at Fredonia's President.
The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for a full-time, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections for Daniel A. Reed Library. This is a temporary appointment at the Senior Assistant Librarian (NSL3), beginning September 2018 with an ending date of August 31, 2019. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Rewards & Benefits
- Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
- Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
- A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
- The University Archives collects materials of enduring historical value and certain non-current records that document both the administrative activities of the State University of New York at Fredonia and its overall history.
The Special Collections comprise a unique range of primary source materials in a variety of formats, as well as a small collection of rare books and other secondary sources. The manuscript collections encompass subjects of regional, national and international significance. Current collection strengths emphasize regional environmental history and activism as seen in the records of the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes; the records of the Fredonia Baptist Church, the first Baptist Church in northern Chautauqua County and one whose members would play a significant role in both the Underground Railroad and the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in the area; the activities of the Holland Land Company in the greater Western New York region, available on microfilm and, in part, online via New York Heritage; 20th-century American classical music, particularly as exemplified in the papers of preeminent classical saxophonist Sigurd M. Raschèr and Fredonia's own Walter S. Hartley; and the renowned Austrian Jewish author Stefan Zweig.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will:
Follow existing University policies and procedures where available or with the guidance of the University Librarian, Formulate and implement new policies and procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, and accessibility of the collections
- Provide service and instruction to students, faculty and others
- Develop exhibits and programs
- Engage in outreach locally, regionally, and nationally
- Develop strategies for active donor and financial support
- Write and manage grants
- Develop and implement programs for the creation of digital archives and automated access
- Prepare finding aids and inventories
- Supervise, train, and evaluate staff, interns and student assistants
- Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
- Catalog and upload masters Theses/projects to the campus digital repository
- Participate in public service activities such as reference and student orientation as required.
- Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
- An ALA accredited Master of Library Science, Master of Library and Information Science, or comparable degree
- At least two years of experience in a library/archival setting
- In-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices
- Experience with automated library systems and electronic formats in an archival setting
- Experience with digitization of archival materials
- Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer applications
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Public services orientation
- A record of professional involvement and scholarship
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with students, faculty, and staff
- The ability to multi-task, meet goals and deadlines;
- Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
- Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
- Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
- Academy of Certified Archivists certification
- Experience with or knowledge of digital repositories
- Demonstrated success in grant writing
- Experience creating and maintaining local history collections
- Experience working with local history organizations
- Experience creating catalog records OCLC using Connections software
- Verbal and written proficiency in German
- Expertise in, and commitment to, community engagement
This is a temporary appointment beginning September 2018 with an ending date of August 31, 2019.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.
An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.
Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.
The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com.
Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by August 28, 2018 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample
Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.