Arlington Heights, IL: PT Archivist, Sisters of the Living Word


Job Opening Title: Part Time Archivist

Institution/Organization Name: Sisters of the Living Word

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Arlington Heights, IL

Application Deadline: until filled

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1-3

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Position Overview:
The archivist reports to the Community Director. The role of the archivist is to collect, process and preserve the records and historical documents for the use of those who have legitimate need to use the collection. The contents of the archives are not limited to the official papers of the past Leadership Teams, but encompass anything and everything which helps preserve the sense of the history and heritage, the spirit and charism of the Sisters of the Living Word. This position is part time, 15 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions:
• Serve as knowledge resource for the SLW Leadership Team, and Living Word Center staff in locating materials
• Maintain and update a system for organizing and describing all digital assets
• Maintain current schema for describing analog materials
• Prepare electronic finding aids
• Work with colleagues in accessing and processing electronic and analog records
• Form new partnerships with local archives, especially those of religious communities
• Update archival display areas in lobby
• Update archival/heritage blog on website and respond to comments
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Commitment to support the Mission and Vision of the Sisters of the Living Word
• Knowledge of database architecture in Microsoft Access critical
• ALA-accredited MLS with a strong background in archives or special collections
• One or two years of relevant experience
• Knowledge of XML, DACS, and EAD

Apply by email to Maria Grabarczyk, mgrabarczyk@slw.org

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About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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