Job Posting: Adjunct Archivist (term limited), Grand Valley State University

March 14, 2018

University Libraries at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is accepting applications for an Adjunct Archivist for a 6-month appointment. Responsibilities may include assisting with accessioning and processing of archival and digital collections; creating and editing descriptive metadata in ArchivesSpace, Omeka and Microsoft Excel; writing and compiling workflow and process documentation; assisting with exhibit and/or instruction preparation; occasionally supervising the reading room and assisting with patron research requests; and other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will work 29 hours/week, on weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM. The position is located on the Allendale Campus of GVSU in Seidman House. There are no expectations of scholarship or service for this adjunct librarian however, opportunities may be pursued if time permits.

· MLS/MLIS from ALA accredited program; or significant progress toward completion of same
· Coursework or experience in archives, preservation, or digitization
· Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and navigate stairs.
· Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Word
· Familiarity with metadata standards (DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, MARC) and controlled vocabularies

Apply by sending a cover letter, resume or CV, 3 references, and unofficial transcripts to: Annie Benefiel, Archivist for Collection Management, Application review will begin immediately and proceed until position is filled.

Annie Benefiel
Archivist for Collection Management
Special Collections & University Archives
Grand Valley State University
(616) 331-8727


Job Postings: Digital Projects Librarian and Data Librarian, Western Michigan University

February 17, 2018

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year positions of Digital Projects Librarian and Data Librarian.

Digital Projects Librarian

Data Librarian

Please visit Careers at WMU for further information regarding the position and application procedures:

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Posted on behalf of:
Marianne Swierenga, MFA, MLIS
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
University Libraries (Waldo Library)
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 USA

Job Posting: Congregation Archivist, Adrian Dominican Sisters

February 17, 2018

The Adrian Dominican Sisters seek applicants for the position of Congregation Archivist at the “Motherhouse” campus in Adrian, Michigan.

The Congregation Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving and protecting the records which pertain to the origin, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation. The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.

The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, a Congregation of about 640 vowed women religious and more than 200 Associates, traces its roots back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. The Sisters minister in 22 states and in the Dominican Republic, Norway, and the Philippines. The Congregation’s Vision is to “seek truth, make peace, reverence life.”

More information about the position and the application process can be found at:


Posted on behalf of:
Sister Beverly Bobola, OP
Adrian Dominican Sisters Archives

Job Posting: Manager, Ford Corporate Archives

January 24, 2018

The Henry Ford is seeking applicants for the position of Manager, Ford Corporate Archives. Responsible for the leadership and management of the Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Archives, the Manager works closely with Ford Motor Company’s Heritage Brand Manager and the archivists of the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative to ensure the growth, accessibility, and stewardship of Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Archives collections. In addition, the Manager is responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as well as Ford Motor Company’s Heritage Brand Manager.

For more detail, contact, and application information please see JobID 473 at


Brian Wilson
The Henry Ford

Job Posting: Congregation Archivist, Adrian Dominican Sisters

November 13, 2017

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, a congregation of vowed Catholic women religious, is seeking a full-time Archivist to minister on the Motherhouse campus in Adrian, Michigan.

The Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving, and protecting the records which pertain to the origins, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation. The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.

Master Degree in archives and Records Management or Library Science with a concentration in archival work preferred. Bachelor Degree required. Qualified candidates will have three to five years experience in archival work, preferably with a religious congregation as well as knowledge and experience in records management, research, systems management, cataloging, and preservation standards relative to archival work. For a more detailed job description or to apply visit our employment site at

Posted on behalf of:
Joy Finfera, OP
Secretary of the Congregation
Adrian Dominican Sisters
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

Job Posting: Archivist for the United Auto Workers (Archivist I), Wayne State University

August 1, 2017

Wayne State University seeks a service-orientated individual to take a lead role in arranging, describing, and making accessible the records and publications of the United Auto Workers. The successful candidate will serve as the primary source of contact between the union and the Library, and provide the union with extensive outreach and reference services. This position reports to the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, the largest labor archives in North America and home to extensive related collections on metropolitan Detroit.

For full job description, qualifications, and application instructions visit:, posting #042870

Applications accepted through August 14, 2017.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posted on behalf of:
Elizabeth Clemens
Audiovisual Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University

Job Posting: Archivist, Historic Ford Estates

June 2, 2017

As a member of the Historic Resources team, the Archivist is responsible for the organization, preservation, storage and access to the archival collections at the Historic Ford Estates, which includes the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and the Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane. The Archivist develops, implements and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to processing, documentation and accessing archival collections. The Archivist will also lead the development and implementation of an institutional archival/records management policy for the organization. S/he will be responsible for providing scans of images and documents as needed using appropriate digital and metadata standards, as well as researching copyright and ownership issues. The Archivist will work with the Collections team as needed to prepare the archival collections for the relocation into new or improved storage conditions. The Archivist may also assist on tasks related to digital assets and the associated database, as needed.

Additional detail and application information is available in PDF format here, or visit the Employment page on the website.