Archives & Reference Librarian
|Reports To||Library Director, Abigail Dour|
|Close Date||Open until filled|
Leads the development of the Northwest University Archives. Responsible for preservation, organization, access, and description of materials in the NU Archives. Contributes to collection development, instruction, and outreach for the library and archives. Functions as part of the library management team under the leadership of the Library Director. Full-time, 1 FTE.
- Manages the Northwest University Archives, including selection, arrangement, metadata creation, digitization efforts, preservation of physical materials, and emergency preparedness for physical and digital acquisitions. Responsible for the quality and accuracy of digitization and metadata creation processes in the NU Archives and library catalog. Develops policy and procedure. [40%]
- Provides in-person and online reference assistance to patrons, including locating, retrieving, and accessing materials. Answers basic reference, informational, and directional questions. [15%]
- Oversee NU Archives website development. Responsible for evaluating and implementing digitization technologies. Automates and streamlines workflows. [10%]
- Performs collection development in assigned areas and works with other librarians to formulate collection policy. [10%]
- Collaborates with Cataloging Supervisor for training of student workers on archival projects. [10%]
- Maintains currency in the field through continuing education, attends library and campus meetings, and serves on University committees. Performs other duties as assigned. [5%]
- Represent the NU Archives at campus events and through marketing. Identifies University records with enduring value and builds cross-campus relationships for developing acquisition plans. [5%]
- Provides Library Instruction as needed. [5%]
- Earned master’s degree in library science, archival science, or another related field. Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a concentration or certification in archival studies, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience preferred.
- Two to three years of professional experience in special collections, library technical services, or archives, preferably in an academic setting.
- Knowledge of and experience implementing archives principles, practices, and terminology. Experience with best practices in appraisal, description, digitization, preservation, and access. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata formats, standards such as Dublin Core, DACS, EAD, XML, HTML.
- Knowledge of data manipulation techniques such as scripting languages, regular expressions, macros, and Excel functions.
- Working knowledge of library and archival software such as DSpace, Koha, and OCLC WorldShare.
- Ability to communicate effectively, strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
For candidates with MLIS degree, the pay range starts at $59,665/year.
An interested candidate should submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references
- Statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study.
- Brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements.
Please email your documents to:
Abigail Dour, MLIS
Library Director for Hurst Library
Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.
Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry, business, and commercial activities.
We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.
In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.
Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Assemblies of God and the Association of Christian Schools International. The University holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Northwest University's College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain College of Nursing’s baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the College of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Northwest University's doctoral program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S. Office of Education.