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Library Archivist - California Baptist University - Riverside, CA


The Annie Gabriel Library at California Baptist University enthusiastically invites applications for the position of Archivist. The AGL Archivist manages collections related to the history of CBU as well as Southern Baptist life and thought. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation, collaboration, and service, and will have knowledge of and experience with current archival standards and practices. The Archives position is a full-time, 12-month staff position that reports to the Director of the Library.


  1. Organize and catalog archival holdings in a manner consistent with archival standards, determining the appropriate level and type of arrangement and description needed.
  2. Maintain an electronic inventory, register, or other finding aid for archival holdings.
  3. Develop and implement appropriate preservation and conservation procedures for archival materials.
  4. Coordinate the copying, digitization, or reformatting of archival materials for preservation and access.
  5. Prepare statistics and reports for the Archives Department as needed.
  6. Work with the Collection Development Librarian to acquire monographs related to Southern Baptist life and history.
  7. Participate in the development of annual library budget planning for Archives funding, and work with the Library Director to manage the Archives budget.
  8. Screen archival holdings for potentially sensitive materials, and coordinate access procedures for these materials.
  9. Develop and keep current written procedures and manuals related to Archives processes.
  10. Provide Archives research services and assistance to library patrons.
  11. Hire, train, schedule, and supervise the Archives Department student workers.
  12. Manage the selection, acquisition, and other collection development-related activities of items for the Southern Baptist Depository and Archive, and the CBU Queenie Simmons Archive.
  13. Develop displays containing Archives holdings.
  14. Represent the Archives with the California Baptist Historical Society and other relevant external organizations related to the life and history of Southern Baptists.
  15. Keep current on contemporary standards, procedures, and practices related to Archives processes.



Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university (additional degree or specialization in archives preferred); One to two years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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