Job Title: Head of Special Collections and ArchivesJob Description:
Reporting to Associate Director for Creation and Curation, the Head of Special Collections and Archives will take a leadership role in the effective management and oversight of the rare book and manuscript collections, university and general archives, and preservation operations.
Department: Work closely with Associate Director on policy issues. Supervise team members to ensure excellent service. Collaborate with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Work with the Associate Provost and University Librarian, associate directors, team leaders, and staff in all other units in the library as required.
University: Consult regularly with faculty and university staff to ensure that client needs are considered and served, that services and planning are coordinated, and those policies are applied and implemented consistently.
External: Engage in regular contact with alumni, faculty and students from other universities, researchers, former employees to provide research service and to negotiate gifts of collection materials. Maintain frequent contact with other archives records management programs to share practices and solutions. Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of information professionals which enhances our services and to stay abreast of trends and changes in the profession.
Students: Daily communication with student assistants in the team to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.
Supervise exempt and non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers as follows: 2 librarians, 2 archivists, the library preservation officer, the preservation specialist, and student assistants.
Experience: Significant experience working with rare books, special collections and/or archives in a university setting
Education: A Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline.
General office/library environment.
The full job description and application form are available at https://employment.case.edu/.
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.