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Special Collections Librarian

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 7/7/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 8/7/2017 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to: Beth Farwell, Search Committee Chair Baylor University One Bear Place # 97148 Waco, Texas 76798- 7148 Materials may be submitted electronically to: Beth_Farwell@baylor.edu.

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Position Information

Job Title Special Collections Librarian
Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F015092
Vacancy Number F015092
Position Type Faculty
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798
Position Description
Rank Academic Professional
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track
Responsibilities

General Description
The Special Collections Librarian provides creative leadership for the Special Collections unit in the Central Libraries. This position will work collaboratively with the other special collections libraries on campus. Main responsibilities of the position include strategically building and promoting these unique collections, integrating their use in teaching and research.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Provide creative leadership for Special Collections Unit (CLSC) in the Central Libraries, including supervision of 2 FTE staff and student workers
• Partner and collaborate with other special collection libraries on campus
• Coordinate Central Libraries Special Collections (CLSC) activities including research services, planning, policies and procedures, acquisitions, processing, space management and preservation
• Implement and coordinate a new Central Libraries’ Special Collections Committee
• Collaborate with librarians and teaching faculty to promote the incorporation of CSLC rare materials into the curriculum of various departments
• Plan and present public outreach programming focused on special collections
• Assist with fundraising, donations and grant opportunities
• Strategically build print collections in conjunction with Director of Central Libraries and subject librarians
• Promote the use of special collections through a variety of outreach and advocacy methods for both campus and community
• Participate in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
• Meet University and Library expectations for service and scholarship, including participation in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on topics related to the areas of responsibility
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or relevant graduate degree
• Minimum of 3 years professional experience in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated working knowledge of basic history, theory, and best practices relating to materials found in special collections research libraries, including but not limited to printed books, manuscripts, archival material, and ephemera; photographs, prints, maps and other graphic works; art objects and three-dimensional objects
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Basic knowledge of preservation techniques
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Demonstrated leadership abilities
• Flexibility and willingness to take initiative
• Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills
• Supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Active participation in relevant professional association(s), as demonstrated by serving on major committees, delivering presentations and/or publications
• Familiarity with III’s Sierra or Millennium ILS
• Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects involving the participation of various internal and/or external partners
• Specialized training in preservation, curation of rare books and manuscripts, archival processing, management of special collections and archives
• Experience developing physical and/or digital exhibits of special collections materials
• Experience training staff members in tasks related to special collections and archives
• Successful experience in acquiring special collections materials and working with donors

Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time
Special Conditions for Eligibility

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About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
-Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
-Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year
-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date
Open Date 07/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 7/7/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 8/7/2017

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to:

Beth Farwell, Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97148
Waco, Texas 76798- 7148

Materials may be submitted electronically to: Beth_Farwell@baylor.edu.

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