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Assistant/Associate Librarian (Archives), UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA


As a member of the Claire T. Carney Library team, the Archivist has primary responsibility for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives and the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Archives Collections. The Archivist will work closely with the University Archivist, the Faculty Director of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives, the local community, and the broader Portuguese American community in the United States to acquire and organize primary source materials and to promote the Archives. They will develop the oral history collections and participate in other activities, such as grant writing and fundraising, for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and Luso-Afro-Brazilian Archives Collections.  They will be responsible for collection development in these areas, and will provide reference, processing, cataloging, and outreach service for all collections in Archives and Special Collections.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • 2-4 years professional experience working as an archivist.
  • Graduate-level course concentration in archives management
  • Ability to speak, read, understand, and communicate in the Portuguese language
  • Knowledge of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives
  • Knowledge of Portuguese history, literature, and culture
  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial setting
  • Demonstrated ability to write effective reports or proposals
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the application of new technologies and services to academic libraries
  • Highly service-oriented
  • Knowledge of preservation issues
  • Knowledge of community documentation issues
  • Experience in applying methods of archival arrangement and description

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To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will be ongoing.