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L.A. AS SUBJECT RESIDENT ARCHIVIST
Summary
Title:L.A. AS SUBJECT RESIDENT ARCHIVIST
ID:1136
Department:Administrative
Type of Appointment:Temporary
Description
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:
The L.A. As Subject Residency Program will provide the opportunity for a post-graduate MLIS student with an interest in pursuing a career in archives to learn from professionals and scholars in the field.
For more information on the L.A. As Subject Residency Program, please see https://laassubject.org/residency_program.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
ALA accredited MLIS or Masters in Information Science or Archival Science received since December 2016.
Experience: Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, workflows and best practices associated with digitization in an archives and special collections environment.
Skills: Experience and knowledge of basic requirements for digitization. Basic knowledge and understanding of archival principles.
Other: Basic understanding of digital library principles and practices. Basic understanding of digital library principles and practices.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and the security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continues employment of current employees.

All employment with California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation is at-will and shall continue only upon the mutual consent of the Foundation and the employee. This means that an employee may terminate his or her employment with the Foundation at any time with or without cause or prior notice and that the Foundation may terminate an employee's employment at any time with or without case or prior notice.

Employee should be able to lift 40 pounds.

 


***L.A. AS SUBJECT RESIDENT ARCHIVIST***

The California State University Dominguez Hills Foundation (CSUDH)) seeks a Resident Archivist for a two-year appointment to serve as part of the IMLS-funded L.A. as Subject Residency Program. The L.A. as Subject Residency Program will provide the opportunity for a post-graduate MLIS student with an interest in pursuing a career in archives to learn from professionals and scholars in the field and gain experience in working with community archives to assess and/or complete digital projects. The position offers the Resident Archivist the opportunity to experience on-going work at a variety of community-based archives.

The CSUDH resident archivist will work closely with a wide selection of L.A. as Subject member archives on digital projects as well as resident archivists at University of Southern California and CSU Northridge--the other Hub Institutions in this LA As Subject project. This position will be located at the Gerth Archives & Special Collections Department of the University Library on the CSUDH campus in Carson, CA in the South Bay of Los Angeles County.

The residency will offer hands-on experience working with selected community- and neighborhood-based archives and enable residents to share their archival and digital library expertise—and that of their mentors—with staff and volunteers in Southern California community archives. Residents will receive hands-on archival and digital library work experience in multiple institutional environments, practical experience with policy and procedural decisions in archives institutions, teaching experience, and assistance with professional development and networking among professionals.

Working in a highly collaborative manner with the Director of Archives & Special Collections (mentor) and the Archivist Cataloger (day-to-day supervisor), the Resident Archivist will put into place project-oriented work to digitize analog materials, create metadata, place materials into CONTENTdm, supervise student workers for CSUDH and project partners. Work will include visiting partner sites, analyzing digitization needs of partners and generating project plans. Essentially this position is both a hands-on digitization project and an opportunity to engage in project management as well as assisting community organizations with digitization projects. The position is located in the Gerth Archives & Special Collections Department at CSUDH, although the Resident Archivist will often work at other locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work independently on assigned projects to improve access to archives, assess digital readiness, initiate and complete digitization projects, and ensure preservation of records in all formats.

  • Identify appropriate standards/best practices in archival and digital library standards/best practices to be adopted for projects and make recommendations/implement changes as needed.

  • As directed, evaluate and develop digitization efforts at L.A. as Subject member institutions.

  • Participate in instructional teaching and outreach programs for L.A. as Subject member institutions.

  • Participate in training programs, mentoring, and targeted professional development opportunities.

  • Train and supervise student assistants.

  • Work with colleagues in other departments of host institutions and across the L.A. as Subject organization.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA accredited MLIS or Masters in Information Science or Archival Science received since December 2016

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, workflows and best practices associated with digitization in an archives and special collections environment.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of archival principles

  • Basic understanding of digital library principles and practices

  • Familiarity with cataloging, LCSH, LC Classification and authority control as well as cataloging software such as ContentDM or Archives Space.

  • Experience and knowledge of basic requirements for digitization

  • Experience with metadata schemas and standards

  • Knowledge of DACS, Dublin Core, VRA Core and controlled vocabulary thesauri

  • Familiarity with DAMS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to speak to groups

  • Ability to work independently as well as with colleagues and archives users from diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • A strong public service orientation and the ability to work in collegial, collaborative and diverse environments

  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility

  • Strong interest in Los Angeles history and community- and neighborhood-based archives

  • Ability to access a variety of work locations across Los Angeles

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge of a second language

  • Basic knowledge of project planning and management

  • Experience training and/or supervising student assistants

FULL-TIME BENEFITTED POSITION

  • Two-year contract
  • Annual Salary is $55k

 

Opening and Closing date for applications: Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS

CSUDH is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California.

 

The Region

The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry. The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles. Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy and the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers, is located on the CSUDH campus.

 

About the University

CSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master’s L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants. Many of the university’s students are the first in their families to earn a university degree. While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities.

 

CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. Enrollment exceeds 14,000 students and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation: 45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% white and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders.

 

The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. Eleven programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, and theatre arts.

 

The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Health and Human Services, and Nursing. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region’s workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries.

 

Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. CSU Dominguez Hills is a national leader in distance learning with 10 academic degrees and seven certificate programs offered.

 

About the Gerth Archives

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections consists of over 250 collections most represented on the Online Archives of California. Included are collections on the Dominguez Family, Tradeswomen, the environment, civil and labor rights, LGBT topics, Japanese Americans, African-American spirituals, early aviation, the Chicano movement, Compton, Watts, Long Beach, the South Bay of Los Angeles, and many others. The Archives is also home of the CSU Systemwide Archives, a diverse rare book collection, the CSUDH Archives, the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project (csujad.com). Digital collections include over 50,000 objects relating to a wide variety of topics. The Archives is located in the on the top floor University Library which opened in 2010 with views of downtown Los Angeles, Catalina and elsewhere.

 

About the CSUDH Foundation

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University's educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.

 

Salary and Benefits

This position is a fixed-term, full-time, non-continuing appointment on a two-year contract, renewable annually. Salary: $55,000. CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program to its employees. https://www.csudhfoundation.com/employee-benefits/

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1070.

E-Verify

This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration. If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof of legal authorization to work in the United States.

Conditions of Employment

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees.

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted.

APPLICATION REVIEW

Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume/vita and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin on January 7, 2019.

 

 

 

 


 
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