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University Archivist (Assistant or Associate Librarian)

Baylor University

This is a Full-time position in Waco, TX posted March 24, 2022.

University Archivist (Assistant or Associate Librarian)

The Baylor University Libraries seek applications for theposition of University Archivist. This academicprofessional with faculty status provides leadership, vision, anddirection in overseeing the University Archives. Working in TheTexas Collection, a dynamic research collection established in 1923and devoted to collecting Texana, the University Archivist will beinstrumental in the development, operation, and promotion of theUniversity Archives and will be an active member of the BaylorUniversity community.


Required Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from anALA-accredited institution or equivalent, archival studies, or arelated field with a focus on archives management
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a special collections orarchives setting with an emphasis on reference services andprocessing collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, trends, standards,and practices and a basic knowledge of preservation techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in establishingprocedures and developing outreach efforts for the UniversityArchives
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to completeprojects within an established time frame
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communicationskills
  • Supervisory experience

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Experience with CuadraSTAR or other archive managementsystem
  • Experience with Archive-It or similar web-archiving tool 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, vision, and direction in operating theUniversity Archives
  • Directs and oversees the appraisal, acquisition, processing,preservation, and digitization of university records of enduringvalue in all formats
  • Creates finding aids using DACS and keeps informed of nationalarchival standards
  • Fields reference and research requests from faculty, staff,students, alumni, scholars, and the general public
  • Identifies university archival resources for digitization andcoordinates with colleagues in the Riley Digitization Center toimplement digitization projects
  • Fosters successful relationships with faculty, staff, studentorganizations, university colleges and departments, universitycommittees, and alumni for acquiring important university recordsand history
  • Promotes the visibility and use of University Archivescollections and assists with Texas Collection outreach in all areasincluding donor relations
  • In cooperation with the Director of The Texas Collection &University Archives, develops policies, procedures, and schedulesfor all phases of University Archives and records management
  • Designs and teaches instruction sessions for graduate andundergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, local K-12students, and members of the general public
  • Facilitates web archiving program to document the university’sactivities using Archive-It
  • Participates in planning, policy development, and TexasCollection & University Archives decision making
  • Trains and supervises student assistants working on UniversityArchives collections
  • Works collaboratively and creatively with library faculty andstaff on assigned projects
  • Participates in Libraries and University organizations,committees, and task forces
  • Meets University expectations for scholarship and service,including active participation in local, regional, national, andinternational organizations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To learn more about the above position, the UniversityLibraries, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL:;;or should be received by April 18 forfull consideration.

The Baylor UniversityLibraries support teaching, learning, and research at BaylorUniversity, and consist of the Moody and Jones Libraries; ArmstrongBrowning Library; Arts & Special Collections Research Center;Institute for Oral History; Keston Center for Religion, Politics,and Society; Library and Academic Technology Services; W. R. PoageLegislative Library; and Texas Collection & University Archiveswith over 2.5 million volumes, significant holdings in e-journals,e-books, databases, and other digital content.

The BaylorUniversity Libraries are committed to increasing diversity andrecognizing, valuing, respecting, and empowering all members of ourcommunity. We actively challenge and respond to bias, harassment,and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equalopportunity to resources, services, and spaces for all persons. Thelibrary is a place where differences are welcomed, people arenurtured, all perspectives are heard, and every individual feels asense of belonging.

Located in Waco, Texas,Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a populationof around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the topuniversities in the nation, having just been named an R1institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Bayloris also on the honor roll of the “GreatColleges to Work For” from The Chronicle ofHigher Education. Baylor offers competitive salariesand benefits whilegiving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of thefastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategicplan, Illuminate, guides theUniversity as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission ofeducating men and women for worldwide leadership and service byintegrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within acaring community. 

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit universityaffiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As anAffirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committedto compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin,pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, anddisability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor islawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as aselection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans,and individuals with disabilities to apply.



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