The search for a new Archivist for the MSU Libraries, to succeed Anne Baker, who last October became the new Head of Special Collections and Archives, will open soon, probably tomorrow, Friday, January 26, 2018. The goal is to fill the position by May 1, 2018.
Here’s the description of the general function: “The Archivist is involved with all aspects of collection development and collection care for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist is actively involved with collection development decisions based on knowledge of regional history and culture, awareness of archival standards and trends, and understanding user needs. The Archivist recognizes the expanding role of Special Collections as a repository for a broad range of cultural resources. The Archivist is responsible for processing collections to archival standards, including the creation of modes of intellectual access to collections, such as finding aids. The Archivist is also responsible for initiating and participating in outreach, reference, and collection development activities for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist leads and coordinates the University Archives.” For more information and to apply, please visit the MSU listing of employment opportunities.