Cline Library, Head, Special Collections and Archives
Northern Arizona University 95 reviews - Flagstaff, AZ

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  • Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks an innovative and experienced archivist to serve as the Head of Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives department, located in Flagstaff. The position is eligible for continuing status as an academic professional. This is a twelve-month appointment. The Head of the department reports to the Dean and University Librarian but must work collaboratively with all library departments.
  • Application Procedure
    • Send a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of three references to: or Office of the Dean, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022. For specific questions, contact Ms. Cynthia A. Childrey 928-523-6802 or email .
    Job Description
    • The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University is seeking a motivated, dynamic, and accomplished leader to fill the position of Head, Special Collections and Archives. Reporting to the Dean and University Librarian, the department head will oversee the management of the library's archival program and plan, provide, and assess services and policies which make a positive impact on student learning and public understanding of the region and its diverse cultures.
    • The successful candidate will be committed to the educational mission of the university and effectively lead, with a participatory and inclusive style, a current staff of 6.5 FTE, student employees, interns, and volunteers. A highly productive environment of teamwork, respect, collegiality, and integrity is the goal.
    • The department head will serve as a forward-looking leader, working at the cutting edge of the archival world. He/she will facilitate new initiatives ensuring strong linkage to the strategic directions of the library and university. The Cline Library is a progressive institution. Managing change and risk-taking are expectations.
    • Coordinate all forms of outreach (instruction, exhibits, lectures, conferences, and other public programs) to promote access to and use of primary resources.
    • Serve as the Northern Arizona University liaison to the State of Arizona for records management.
    • Identify and pursue service opportunities which align with professional skills, expertise and interests. Service contributions are valued in terms of their positive impact on the Library, the University, or communities which may be local, national and international.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • An ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science, or a Master of Archival Studies, or an advanced degree in a closely related field. Holders of a master's degree other than the aforementioned must have completed advanced coursework in archival management.
    • Three years of professional experience as a supervisor of staff in an archives setting.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Three or more years of experience in an academic archives.
    • Current certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
    • Experience working with content management systems, especially CONTENTdm.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop technology and media applications for digital archives.
    • Demonstrated awareness of new scholastic models for integration of primary resources in courses.
    • Successful record of obtaining and managing external funding.
    • Experience with donor relations.
    • Experience working with the Cultural Preservation staff of Native American communities.
    • Knowledge of records management best practices.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience with and commitment to working within a culturally diverse learning environment. Ability to communicate diplomatically with people from a variety of backgrounds.
    • College level course work related to the Colorado Plateau and/or the American Southwest.
    • Record of on-going professional development (i.e. presentations, publication, continuing education, service with archival organizations).
    General Information
    • The Cline Library is honored to serve as the home for a rich array of archival material which documents the history and development of the Colorado Plateau in a variety of disciplines. The public treasures found in Special Collections and Archives (SCA) take the form of several million items. The Library is committed to sharing this regional heritage with a global audience in support of education and enjoyment via the Colorado Plateau Archives ( ), a CONTENTdm site visited by over 6 million people in 2011. Collection strengths include: Colorado River and Grand Canyon, Native American history and culture (Four Corners area), land use and the environment, and economic development. The library also serves as the home for the University Archives and has established partnerships with the Arizona Historical Society/Flagstaff, the Hopi Tribe, and the Navajo Nation Museum.
    • NAU is a 26,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 65,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All academic professionals are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
    • Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification, and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
    • $70,100- $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include healthcare and retirement; generous vacation and sick leave; and tuition assistance.
    Application Deadline
    • This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2013.

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