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Center for the History of Psychology


Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Processing Archivist


Position: The Center for the History of Psychology (CHP) at The University of Akron seeks candidates for the position of Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Processing Archivist. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth for a well-qualified individual with an MLIS degree or comparable professional experience in cataloging and processing various forms of media and primary source material.  This position reports directly to the Manager of Special Collections.


Position Description:  The Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Processing Archivist is responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs as well as other material types, including altering MARC records of collections finding aids to conform to OCLC standards.  In addition to cataloging, the Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Processing Archivist will be responsible for arranging and describing the CHP’s archival collections using EAD and DACS standards, and in-house guidelines. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, communicate effectively with others, be adaptable to changes, and foster collaboration and effective teamwork.


Required Qualifications:

·         A relevant Master's degree (preferably in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program or an appropriate combination of experience and education).

·         One year experience in archival cataloging practices, and description and arrangement of primary source material

·         Demonstrated knowledge of standards such as AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Experience using Millennium III and OCLC Connexion cataloging systems

·         Knowledge of DACS


Description of Organization: The Center for the History of Psychology is located on The University of Akron campus in Akron, Ohio.  Founded in 1965, the CHP is the largest repository of its kind in the world, representing the various manifestations of psychology throughout its history.  The first archives to achieve the Smithsonian’s Affiliate status, the Center seeks to bring greater exposure to the study of the human sciences by collecting, preserving and making available primary source material in the history of psychology. Read more at www.uakron.edu/chp.



For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:  http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Requisition number: 007075. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.