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Collections Strategies Archivist (Open Rank)

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.



This position is dedicated to ensuring and improving access to archival materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) with a special focus on accessioning, including developing strategies for processing. This work is critical to facilitating ways for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the rich and varied material in these collections. 


Reporting to the Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the person in this position joins a collaborative and dynamic team responsible for accessioning, processing, and providing access to Special Collections materials in all formats. The Collection Strategies Archivist is responsible for accessioning workflows and ensures that all collections have a baseline of physical and intellectual control in a timely and efficient manner. The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing large and complex accessioning and/or processing projects for a variety of formats. This position works actively with colleagues in SCUA and the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Division to manage and maintain physical space for both on and offsite material.  

Position: Collections Strategies Archivist (Open Rank)
Organization: University of Maryland Libraries
Location: College Park,  MD 
United States
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posting Start Date: 1/6/2023
Date Posted: 1/6/2023



  • Direct supervision of students and volunteers. 


QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities): 






  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties. 



  • Specialization in archives and digital curation. 


EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed): 




  • Minimum of 2 years working in special collections or archives. 

  • Experience accessioning, arranging, and describing archival material. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, especially efficient processing strategies. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library content management systems. 

  • Experience working collaboratively and independently. 

  • Ability to plan, manage, and complete multiple, concurrent projects. 




  • Experience using ArchivesSpace. 

  • Familiarity with archival standards such as DACS and EAD.

  • Experience supervising students, interns, and/or volunteers. 



For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions

Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.



This position is appointed to Library Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html 

Vaccination Requirement 

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded. 

Background Check Requirement 

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position. .


APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/103033  An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references


Applications will be reviewed as they are received; Best consideration date is January 30, 2023.


The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Status: This listing expires on: 3/7/2023
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University of Maryland Libraries

College Park,  MD 20742
United States
Kourtney Lowery