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  • 18 May 2018 12:54 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    UMD Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is seeking an Athletics Archivist to support building, maintaining, organizing, preserving, publicizing, and providing access to athletics-related archival holdings while also preserving the history of University of Maryland athletics.

    The application is open May 1-May 30.

    The posting is available at:

    More information about this posting is available at:

  • 30 Apr 2018 12:56 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Not too far from Chicago:


    Ball State University Libraries is seeking to hire an Archivist for Electronic Records and Digital Collections:

    The primary position function will be to provide management and direction of Archives and Special Collections processes related to collection digitization, electronic records management, and web archiving. This archivist will develop and implement workflows to efficiently and effectively preserve, describe, and provide access to digital archival records according to professional best practices. They will collaborate with library colleagues and campus and community partners to develop electronic records lifecycle management programs and workflows.

    Ball State University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is a teaching archive that provides access to a diversity of unique and valuable print and digital materials and maintains a strong dedication to student instruction, faculty research, community engagement, and public service.

    I'm excited for the opportunity to welcome this person into my department and to create a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment to support them to thrive in their career!

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