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Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections – State University of New York at Fredonia

To access the online application  and view the full description, click here.

Job Description:

The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections for Daniel A. Reed Library (term/tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian, NSL3)beginning September 1, 2015. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will:

  • Formulate and implement policies and procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, and accessibility of the collections
  • Provide service and instruction to students, faculty and others
  • Develop exhibits and programs
  • Engage in outreach locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Develop strategies for active donor and financial support
  • Write and manage grants
  • Develop and implement programs for the creation of digital archives and automated access
  • Prepare finding aids and inventories
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff, interns and student assistants
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.



  • An ALA accredited Master of Library Science, Master of Library and Information Science, or comparable degree
  • At least two years of experience in a library/archival setting
  • In-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices
  • Experience with automated library systems and electronic formats in an archival setting
  • Experience with digitization of archival materials
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer applications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Public services orientation
  • A record of professional involvement and scholarship
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with students, faculty, and staff
  • The ability to multi-task, meet goals and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


  • Academy of Certified Archivists certification
  • Experience with or knowledge of digital repositories
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing
  • Experience creating and maintaining local history collections
  • Experience working with local history organizations
  • Verbal and written proficiency in German
  • Second master’s degree in a related field
  • Expertise in, and commitment to, community engagement

Application Instructions:

To access the online application on the campus website, click here.

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below via the online application. Complete applications received by May 8, 2015 will be given full consideration.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing Sample
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Philosophical Statement

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