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Adjunct Librarian/Archivist

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Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Adjunct Librarian/Counselor
Salary: Per Adjunct Faculty Pay Scale
Pay Grade: JF Adjunct Faculty
Division: Provost
Department: Resources For Learning

Schedule Information: 3 days per week, 5 hours per day

Hours per Week: 15 hours per week; 42 weeks per year

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature. Work may involve lifting boxes and materials up to 30 lbs., pushing loaded book or media carts, standing on a step ladder, and moving about in the work area.

Duties of Position: 

  • Acquires and maintains intellectual and physical custodianship of records with permanent disposition
  • Acquires materials in all formats from faculty, administrators, department offices and others that fully document the history of Harper College and the life of William Rainey Harper
  • Selects, appraises, arranges, and describes permanent records using established archival standards
  • Arranges records according/adhering to principles of original order and provenance
  • Works to integrate archival collections into the library‚Äôs online catalog
  • Oversees preservation of collections utilizing appropriate folders, boxes and containers
  • Digitizes relevant materials according to established guidelines
  • Completes accessioning by describing records with established archival standards
  • Provides reference services to patrons
  • Develops exhibits of important and interesting collections
  • Utilizes Preservica for cloud storage of digitized archival resources
  • Remains aware of changes in current and emerging archival storage and processing technologies
  • Remains aware of archival best practices
  • Trains and supervises student aides
  • Cross-trains Harper librarians in basic archival practices
  • Writes and submits grants
  • Other duties as assigned

Educational Requirements: MS from an ALA-accredited institution required, with a certification in archival practice preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience processing archival collections in a special collections library or archive
  • Experience describing and cataloging archival materials
  • Experience with established archival standards including DACS and DublinCore and information retrieval
  • Experience with cloud storage software
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with public services in an archives or library setting
  • Understanding of current archival practices and developments in the profession

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Applicable Benefits: We offer a competitive, semester by semester adjunct pay, with Harper tuition waivers, sick/personal business leave, and a comprehensive Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Program.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 9/22/23