Archivist
Fairbanks, AK
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Job Description
$34.45 an hour

The Alaska & Polar Regions Collections and Archives Department (APRCA) of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is accepting applications for an Archivist to develop, manage, and promote manuscript and archival collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). APRCA provides exceptional resources for the study of Northern history with more than 150,000 monograph and serial volumes, 11,000 rare books and maps, 20,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 1 million photographs, tens of thousands of historical films and videotapes, and more than 11,000 hours of oral history recordings. Founded in 1917, UAF is a land-sea-space grant institution and the senior campus of the University of Alaska system, with over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Archivist is responsible for records of the University of Alaska and for identifying, acquiring and managing additional manuscript and photograph collections predominantly relating to Alaskan peoples, political life, history, and culture. The Archivist will collaborate with colleagues in the department, university, and the larger scholarly community in developing services and programs that promote the collections. Located just 200 miles (320 km) south of the Arctic Circle, UAF's research is world renowned, most notably in Arctic biology, Arctic engineering, geophysics, supercomputing and Alaska Native studies. In addition to the scenic Fairbanks campus, UAF encompasses six branch campuses that provide educational opportunities throughout the state. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is located on the Fairbanks campus. UAF libraries advance the university's mission through education and the creation, acquisition, management, preservation and dissemination of information resources. The vision of UAF libraries is to: promote information literacy; maximize information access and delivery to the UAF community, Alaska and others; and be the library of choice for researchers on Alaska and the circumpolar North.

Duties:

10Collaborate with other unit heads and attend unit heads, department and library management team meetings. As needed in conjunction with staff, provide professional research and reference services to researchers and the public. Other duties as assigned.Essential
Job Type Full-time