Friday, August 16, 2013

Head, Special Collections Technical Services


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for Head, Special Collections Technical Services.

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Head of Special Collections Technical Services will manage a core of four full-time staff and will re-envision technical services operations in Special Collections. The position will be responsible for leading a new department in the creation of integrated workflows for accessioning, processing, cataloging, preserving, and digitizing Special Collections materials in all formats.  The position will lead efforts to improve access to and discovery of special collections materials, including planning and implementing a collection survey, implementing a collection management system, establishing baseline standards for archival description,  addressing archival processing and print cataloging backlogs, planning digitization workflows and projects, and initiating media migration projects. The position will be key in the Libraries’ efforts to build skills and infrastructure for managing born-digital special collections materials.  This position will collaborate closely with multiple departments, including Digital Collections and Discovery Services.  

Responsibilities include providing leadership on technical services issues in special collections; establishing local policy and practice according to national trends, best practices, and standards; overseeing all workflows for acquiring, processing, and making special collections materials available; developing processing plans and priorities; ensuring timely access to and discoverability of all special collections materials; managing Special Collections stacks space;  and gathering and assessing data about collections to foster continuous improvement of workflows and outputs.  The incumbent will serve on Special Collections’ Reference Desk and assist in the department’s many outreach activities to the campus and community.

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