Library Assistant II - Archive Assistant (Part-Time) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

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Job Description:




Library Assistant II - Archive Assistant (Part-Time)

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Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 7. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

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Newton Gresham Library

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Associates degree or sixty hours of college required. No experience required. Library experience would be helpful. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

This is a part-time, benefits eligible position (20 hours per week).

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Assists with sorting and organizing collections and materials located in SHSU University Archives. Provides staffing support for SHSU University Archives as the assistant to the University Archivist. Position involves detailed preservation, processing and description of archival materials and general interaction with the researching public.

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities include:
. Works with the University Archivist to sort, organize and provide access to collections located in SHSU University Archives.
. Works with students, faculty, staff and other library patrons in locating and interpreting library resources in the University Archives.
. Applies the policies and procedures of University Archives.
. Organizes and arranges archival material in alphabetical, chronological or Library of Congress order.
. Performs routine preservation of materials under supervision of the University Archivist.
. Organizes and labels folders and boxes according to appropriate archival protocol.
. Creates inventory lists and finding aids of archival materials according to archival best practices and metadata standards and uploads these finds aids to ArchivesSpace management software.
. Creates and uploads digital objects in ContentDM (Digital Management Collection Software).
. Describes digital collections using metadata standards.
. Assists in planning and installing exhibits.
. Supervises students assistant(s) in the absence of the University Archivist.
. Other duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Familiarity with scanning; must have computer skills and an ability to learn new programs; must be detail-oriented. A willingness to work with others because some projects may be large-scale with lengthy duration. Must be able to prioritize, exercise initiative, use good judgment and work independently. Must be able to carry boxes; load and push book trucks; and shelve books.

Work schedules are generally 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (20 hours per week). However, work schedules may vary according to library needs. This position is in a controlled environment where the temperature and humidity remain constant for the preservation of the collections.

Training in Library and University specific software will be provided.

Full Time Part Time:

Part Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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