Monday, March 9, 2009

Archivist, William S. Cohen Papers

Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono seeks an experienced archivist to organize, manage and promote the use of the William S. Cohen Papers, which consist of more than 1,000 linear feet of materials, in a variety of formats, documenting Cohen’s career as a congressman, senator, and Secretary of Defense.

Required: Masters Degree in Archival Science (MAS), ALA-accredited MLS, or a graduate degree in history or related discipline. Graduate-level coursework or training in archival administration. Archival processing experience and experience preparing exhibits and/or planning programs for a cultural heritage organization. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Finalists for this position must successfully complete a State Bureau of Investigation background check and a Credit Rating background check.

Preferred: Experience processing congressional papers or similar types of materials. Knowledge of twentieth century American political history. Experience with EAD and XML. Experience with donor relations and fund raising.

Raymond H. Fogler Library is the primary research library for the State of Maine. The University of Maine is the Land Grant University and Sea Grant College for the State of Maine. It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The University of Maine has approximately 11,300 students and 676 faculty. Fogler Library has a collection of more than 1 million volumes and a staff of 22 professionals and 40 support staff. The library uses the Innovative integrated system and has developed Mariner, a digital library. It is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent and trademark depository.

This is a full-time position, with renewal contingent on outside funding and performance with a salary range of $39,900 to $66,500 and an excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF.

Review of applications will begin March 30, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to:
Cohen Archivist Search Committee
5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5729
FAX: 207-581-1594
Or email to:

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the website is
Website for the Cohen Collection is

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