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Library Archivist, McQuade Library, Merrimack College (North Andover)

McQuade Library seeks a visionary, flexible professional to bring our college archive to the next level, grow our digital repository, and support scholarly communication.   The Archivist will provide expertise and leadership in establishing a complete archives program for both physical and digital items, our historical documents, photos, and artifacts, as well as our ongoing scholarship and creativity.

DUTIES include:

●       Manages, administers, and provides access to historical materials and artifacts pertaining to the foundation and ongoing work of the college.
●       Organizes, describes, catalogs, maintains, and oversees digitization of selected archival materials.
●       Manages and promotes Merrimack ScholarWorks institutional repository.  Provides outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, and author rights. 
●       Plans digitization projects, prepares exhibits, acquires archival collections, develops grant proposals as appropriate.
●       Works with campus colleagues and college donors to capture and provide access to the college’s intellectual and artistic assets.  Maintains fine art inventory. 
●       Creates Course Research Guides, Subject Guides, and other digital and print materials in assigned areas.   
●       Provides specialized research consultations to McQuade Library users and visiting scholars. 
●       Member of Faculty Senate; Serves on faculty senate and other campus committees; Stays current with the field through on-going professional development. 


●       Demonstrated successful experience in archives and digital repositories in an academic setting.
●       Knowledge of best practices in archive management, conservation, and digitization.
●       A record of successful interaction with faculty, students, staff, and administrators in an institution of higher education.  
●       Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong customer service orientation. 
●       Strong interpersonal skills in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration.
●       Master’s degree in Library or Library and Information Science or Archives Management from an American Library Association accredited institution. 

Preferred qualifications: 

●     Digital humanities experience. 
●     Experience with training, supervising, and evaluating student workers. 
●     Curatorial or other fine art experience.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

This is a full-time, twelve month position, and may include evening and/or weekend hours.   

TO APPLY: Please visit to upload a cover letter and resume. 

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Applications received before November 11 will receive more immediate consideration.

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2019-11-01 |  Quick link to this job