Archives and Special Collections Assistant - Fuller Theological Seminary - CA
the Archives and Special Collections Assistant (ASCA) will work at the direction of the Archives and Special Collections Librarian (ASCL) to organize and catalog archival materials; to aid in digitization projects for the new online Institutional Repository; to offer excellent reference assistance to researchers utilizing the Fuller Archives; and to serve as a general resource/assistant for the Archives and Special Collections department in partnership with the Electronic Resources department.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide reference services to researchers in the archives, over the telephone, and through the mail or email.
- Supervise answering all department email, including logging all research requests and digitizing reasonable amounts of archival materials in response to requests.
- Create and update documentation related to all projects.
- Assist with collection development decisions as well as keeping detailed statistics concerning Archives collections processing, accessions, and de-accessions
- Assist with FTS Archives exhibits.
- Maintain order and arrangement of the Archives collections.
- Arrange and describe records in the Archives collections according to accepted professional standards.
- Ensure ongoing care of the Archives collections, which includes assessment and implementation of preservation standards to stabilize materials.
- Assist the ASCL in shipping materials to digitization vendors, and perform quality control checks of material received.
- Work with the ASCL and Library Director in planning and implementing overall strategic goals for the Fuller Archives/Du Plessis Archives.
- Perform all other assigned duties related to the Archives and Special Collections.
- Assist the cataloging department in checking donated items for admittance into the Rare Books Collections or general Special Collections
- Provide hospitality to all Hubbard Library visitors and patrons
- Serve as a backup resource for the Library Circulation Desk or general Library projects
- Direct patrons to appropriate library personnel or tech support services as needed
- Commitment to the evangelical and ecumenical heritage of Fuller Theological Seminary. See the Fuller Theological Seminary website.
- Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its Statement of Faith and other standards and statements of the Seminary.
- Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, and to the spiritual formation of students
- Disposition to work collegially in a diverse — multi-ethnic, multi-denominational, multi-regional — seminary community.
- Must maintain confidence with sensitive archival materials/collections
- Bachelor's degree required
- MLS/MLIS degree required
- Library experience required
- Archives experience strongly preferred
- 1-3 years excellent customer service skills is required
- Strong verbal and written communication skills is required
- Excellent organizational skills
- Familiarity with Library of Congress system is desired
- Must be able to sort alpha-numerically
- Competency in basic computer support is desirable
- Experience with Word, Excel, and Google Drive preferred
- May require long periods of standing or walking
- Able to push loaded book carts (maximum about 300 lbs.)
- Maintain professional confidentiality related to sensitive materials
- Attendance at quarterly all-Library staff meetings
JOB APPLICAITON INSTRUCTIONS
Please apply via the Fuller Seminary job website, under the "Work at Fuller" link. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=fullertheo&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#