Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina
Location: Regina, SK
Compensation: Depending on qualifications and experience, as per URFA Collective Agreement
The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared Territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.
The University of Regina is a modern, comprehensive University with a growing national reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We prepare our students to excel in the global community and our research opportunities attract the best and brightest minds. Our campus is in the heart of one of North America's largest urban parks - a striking natural setting. It is energized by our students, faculty and staff and an ideal place to make your career. The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives is one of the most distinctive buildings on campus and features spectacular views of Wascana Lake and easy access to an extensive network of walking and bicycling trails. The city of Regina is home to numerous museums, parks, and cultural events. Regina boasts a relaxed lifestyle with short commute times.
The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives supports the research and teaching of faculty and students at the University of Regina through its services, collections and information technology infrastructure. Reference and information services are both library-based and provided by librarians on-site in faculties, departments and research centres. Instruction in finding information is also provided, both in the form of general orientations and class or subject specific instruction sessions. Dr. John Archer's extensive collection of over 2 million items is listed in our Alma catalogue; as are the holdings of the University's three Federated Colleges: Campion College; Luther College; and, First Nations University of Canada. The Library also comprises the University Archives with collections consisting of original materials relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and students, dating from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. oURspace is the digital repository for scholarly literature, research results, official communications, and materials which define the cultural context of the University of Regina and Saskatchewan. The Library is a partner with several external organizations, including CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries), CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), the Multitype Library Board, and the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan (CASLS).
Description and Duties
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian: Content Management and Discovery and working closely with the Records and Information Management Archivist, the University Archivist will proactively engage with private individuals and organizations to acquire archival records of enduring research value. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in ongoing donor relations, negotiation of agreements and contracts, building and promoting the research collections of the University Archives, and guiding the direction of the archival digitization program.
The University Archivist will also work with Archives, Library and University colleagues to develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective and efficient management of the University Archives. This includes the implementation of operational priorities, stewardship of physical and digital assets, promotion of existing and new collections, and oversight of discretionary funds assigned to the unit. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian: Content Management and Discovery and working closely with the Records and Information Management Archivist, the University Archivist will proactively engage with private individuals and organizations to acquire archival records of enduring research value. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in ongoing donor relations, negotiation of agreements and contracts, building and promoting the research collections of the University Archives, and guiding the direction of the archival digitization program.
Responsibilities (in no particular order) to include:
The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to change as the Library organization evolves.
A Master's degree in Archival Studies or a Master's degree with an Archival Studies specialization from a recognized university program.
Additional consideration will be given to those who have:
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
For further information, please contact:
How to apply: Applicants must apply through the University of Regina Human Resources Website - https://urcareers.uregina.ca/postings/3914
Job Poster - University Archivist, Dr. John Archer Library
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