- Promotes growth and development of special collections and university archives, in keeping with the mission and goals of Marquette University and Raynor Memorial Libraries.
- Establishes priorities and strategic directions for the acquisition, management, digitization and preservation of special collections and archives.
- In consultation with Libraries faculty and staff and the Libraries’ user community, enhances and promotes research opportunities to students, scholars and other researchers.
- Recruits, hires, trains, coordinates, and directs the work of departmental staff, including four professionals, one paraprofessional staff and part-time student assistants.
- Fosters a collegial work environment
- Cultivates and promotes interdepartmental communication within the Libraries and across campus.
- Develops policies and procedures to ensure full stewardship of the collections.
- Ensures discoverability of the collections through development of inventories, finding aids, catalog records and other descriptive means.
- Provides reference and instructional services to teach and promote the effective use of special collections and archives.
- Develops external funding sources and donor relationships.
- Develops methods to assess the effectiveness of the department’s collections, services and programs.
- Serves as a member of the Libraries Leadership Council; collaborates with colleagues in library-wide planning, budgeting and policy development.
- Engages in professional development through scholarly research, publication, presentations and service in national professional associations or societies.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree or ACA archival certification with relevant advanced degree
- Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in special collections and archival preservation, including archival theory, conservation principles and techniques, standards and best practices.
- Minimum three years of experience related to special collections and archives
- Evidence of progressively increasing leadership and management experience.
- Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding user services.
- Experience working collaboratively to plan and implement programs and services.
- Demonstrated experience in effective project management.
- Familiarity with digital collection initiatives.
- A successful record of fundraising experience, including donor cultivation.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Record of scholarly engagement demonstrated through active scholarship and/or professional service.
- Strong bibliographical and/or rare books training or experience
- Experience supervising professionals in an academic library environment
- Experience in preparation of grant proposals and other external funding
- Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property, rights management and other information policy issues as they relate to special collections and archives.
Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals. http://www.marquette.edu/library/
For full consideration, submit application online by May 11, 2012 to the University’s application site: https://careers.marquette.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53729