Special Collections Librarian and Curator
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Specific Responsibilities: coordinating processing, digitization and ongoing maintenance of Pott Waterways Collection and Mercantile archival and manuscript special collections; coordinating collection development and acquisition of waterways materials in all formats; facilitating scholarly access to and ensuring long-term preservation of the special collections; providing in-depth research assistance for both in-person and distance researchers; participating in maintaining and improving donor relations; participating in Mercantile and Pott Waterways special events and programs which include evenings and weekends.
- Develops and implements an integrated and coordinated approach for accessioning and processing new acquisitions and backlog holdings; supervising, prioritizing, and participating in archival assessments; accessioning, arrangement and description of archival materials.
- Oversees the preparation of online and printed finding aids, catalogs, or other resources to provide access to the collections in accordance with the standards and best practices of the profession.
- Collaborates with colleagues to enhance discovery of Library holdings through online access and digitization projects; participates in setting digitization priorities; oversees handling of special collections materials while being digitized.
- Participates in developing and implementing metadata standards for digitized and born-digital special collections materials in consultation with other librarians.
- Participates in providing special collections reference service and staffing Rare Book Reading Room.
- Coordinates the work of staff assistants, volunteers, and interns pertaining to assigned collections.
- Participates in events, exhibitions, instruction and outreach, donor relations, and collection development for the Mercantile Library and the Pott Waterways Library.
- Serves on Library and University-wide committees as appropriate.
- Contributes to the profession through writing for publication, presentation, and active involvement in local, regional and national professional library, archive and river history associations.
- Other duties as needed.
Reports to Executive Director.
Supervises Graduate Assistants and volunteers
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