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Community Access Archivist

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: ASU Library


Tempe, Arizona

Open Date

Jun 11, 2024


The Community-Driven Archives department is reimagining and transforming 21st century academic libraries and archives by centering the lives and voices of historically marginalized communities and by implementing innovative solutions that address inequities and erasure. The award-winning initiative advances ASU’s research and public service mission by creating a collaborative culture that models reparative action and broadens access to and preservation of knowledge.

The Community Access Archivist arranges and describes archival materials in accordance with archival best practices and standards; collaborates with community partners; helps to prepare materials for reformatting, digitization, preservation, and access; and employs a strategic and team-based approach to outreach and engagement in order to enable and encourage access to archival materials within ASU Library’s unique and diverse collections. This position is based in the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) team.

The Community Access Archivist collaborates with personnel in the areas of digital preservation, metadata, conservation, reformatting services, and high-density storage to enable long-term access to ASU archival collections. The Archivist’s core duties include prioritizing collections for processing, appraising collections, developing processing plans, identifying preservation and conservation needs, rehousing and arranging materials, authors metadata and finding aids in Spanish and English, and performing subject analysis.

The ASU Library is a center of learning, exploration and discovery. With eight locations, the library plays a vital role in expanding knowledge, cultivating community and inspiring innovation at ASU and in our communities. Students and faculty can access millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and creative maker services. As supporters of student success, the library is a critical partner in realizing the New American University’s mission of access, excellence and impact. ASU Library empowers people to unlock their potential, express themselves and learn to thrive. For more information or to find library locations, visit lib.asu.edu.

Informational Webinar: In early July, ASU Library will host a webinar discussing the open positions, working at ASU Library and ASU, and living in the Phoenix area. This is open to anyone interested in learning more about these positions and the ASU Library. Attendance is not required to apply for any open positions, and the attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. The webinar will be recorded, and closed captioning will be provided. Visit https://lib.asu.edu/employment for more details.


Required Qualifications:

· ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science by the hire date

· Experience working with special collections or archival materials

Preferred Qualifications:

· Knowledge of current nationally accepted library and archival descriptive and metadata standards

· Experience using ArchivesSpace or other collection management systems

· Knowledge of Alma or other cataloging software(s)

· Knowledge of preservation and conservation standards for archival materials

· Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex and time-sensitive projects simultaneously

· Effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to maintain positive and productive work relationships with coworkers

· Reading knowledge of or fluency in Spanish

· Knowledge of Arizona and/or southwestern history

Salary and Rank: This is a Continuing Appointment track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Archivist and salary dependent upon experience. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically the following: A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Nancy.Godoy@asu.edu. Application deadline is July 26, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.