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Posting Details

Posting Number: F000056
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Archivist
Position Title: Archivist
Classification: 11
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty
Department: Heterick Library
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% of additional matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Job Summary:

The Archivist will be responsible for the Ohio Northern University Archives including providing strategic directions for the reference services, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, cataloging of archival materials, instruction and outreach. This position is also responsible for articulating a vision for the Archives which includes taking into account born-digital materials and the changing nature of primary documentation. This position will work as part of a larger library team. Innovative and creative methods of managing the archives is encouraged and welcome.


This position will be responsible for the Ohio Northern University Archives including providing strategic directions for the reference services, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, cataloging of archival materials, instruction and outreach. This is a tenure-track position.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reference/Research Support/Outreach/Instruction
• Provide reference and consultation services to both on campus and off campus users including administrative offices and students.
• Develop relationships with faculty to support the University’s teaching, research and learning endeavors through the use of the Archives.
• Present information in support of the University’s teaching, research and learning endeavors to internal and external groups as requested on the topics related to the University’s Archives and history.
• Initiate a more regular exhibit program (physical and/or digital) to highlight the University’s Archives.

Acquisitions and Collection Development
• Develop collection policies that take into account both digital and print materials.
• Identify, collect and catalog relevant materials for the University Archives.

Preservation and Access
• Preserve physical materials by monitoring and controlling the environmental conditions and security of the archives area, performing in-house conservation treatments or sending items off-site, and purchasing or constructing appropriate storage containers.
• Increase access to Archives by creating finding aids and adding more materials to current online archives system.
• Collaborate with Information Technology to determine best methods to preserve digital materials.

Additional Duties:
• Collaborate and build relationships with relevant offices on campus to collect and preserve important historical materials to best serve future campus needs.
• Meet the library’s requirements for tenure and promotion which includes professional development and service.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

• Must have excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
• Must have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including other staff, cross-departmental/divisional groups, patrons, and/or library partners.
• Some coursework or on the job experience in archives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated understanding of EAD, DACS, MARC, Dublin Core and other archival standards.

College Description:

Heterick Memorial Library serves the four undergraduate colleges at Ohio Northern University which includes the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering and the College of Pharmacy. Heterick Memorial Library strives to foster a collaborative environment conducive to academic achievement, critical thinking, scholarly communication, and lifelong learning. Heterick Memorial Library encourages the librarians and library staff to pursue new initiatives that contribute to student success and the academic community at Ohio Northern University. The library is central to student life at Ohio Northern University especially after the exciting transformation of the first floor into a twenty-first century collaborative learning commons in 2016.

Appointment Length: 12-months
Closing Date: 02/25/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Status: Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Associates Degree in progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Masters Degree in progress
    • PHD
    • PHD in progress

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcript 1
  4. Copy of Transcript 2
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document