San Marcos, TX
Texas State University
Library Assistant IV
Open to All
Required Qualifications:Knowledge of:
- archival description standards and trends such as DACs, Dublin Core, and MPLP.
- archival content management or retrieval systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archon, Sierra, and Caiasoft.
- privacy and confidentiality issues relating to personal papers and archives.
- relational databases, including proficiency in FileMaker Pro.
- accurately and concisely describe archival materials.
- provide reference for archival collections to a diverse range of patrons
- work independently and for long periods of time with only moderate supervision.
- work effectively in a team.
- Lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
- written, oral, and interpersonal communication
- problem solving, critical thinking, and analysis.
- setting and meeting deadlines.
- experience supervising and training
- experience working in an archival repository
The University Libraries at Texas State University seeks a Library Assistant IV: Archives Assistant for The Wittliff Collections. Under the direction of the Lead Archivist, this position is responsible for gaining initial physical and intellectual control of incoming accessions for the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Texas Music Collection and performing other duties as outlined below.
Founded by Austin screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife, Sally, our mission is to collect, preserve and share the artistic process that springs from the Southwestern imagination. Thousands of students, researchers and visitors engage with our collections each year and discover how the unique character of our region shapes its people and its culture. We invite you to join us on this continuing journey.
Under the direction of the Lead Archivist, this position is responsible for gaining initial physical and intellectual control of incoming Southwestern Writers Collection and Texas Music Collection purchases, gifts, and loans. Creates detailed descriptive inventories of accessions suitable for publishing online. Prepares items for cataloging backlog and for offsite storage at the ARC using inhouse and library databases and management systems. Maintains, updates, and makes recommendations for improvement of databases and collection management systems that track the storage and retrieval of archival accessions. Generates monthly and annual collections reports. Provides reference assistance in support of academic and research use of the collections. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student workers daily and on special projects. Coordinates and/or performs special projects as assigned. Pursues professional development activities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Additional Information to Applicants:
Please complete all fields of the application to ensure a thorough review of your qualifications.
The University Libraries advance the teaching and research mission of the University and support students, faculty, staff and the greater community by providing patron-centered services, comprehensive and diverse collections, individual and collaborative learning environments, innovative technologies, and opportunities to learn, create and discover. Learn more about the Library through our website at http://www.library.txstate.edu/
At Texas State, more than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students choose from more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs — from biology to music to business to geography and more.
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Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.
Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.
For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/30361 or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.
About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff
Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.
Why work @ Texas State?
- Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
- Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
- Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
- Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
- An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
- Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions
By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.
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