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The Frances Willson Thompson Library at the University of Michigan - Flint is currently hiring a librarian/archivist to manage our archives. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to run the Genesee Historical Collections Center. This position will hire in at the assistant level.
In support of the University’s vision of engaging minds and preparing leaders, the Thompson Library creates a student-centered environment that fosters learning and academic achievement by providing access to authoritative sources of knowledge and information and by teaching critical information literacy skills and concepts.
The Genesee Historical Collections Center (Archives), a division of the University of Michigan-Flint Thompson Library, contains both published and unpublished material concerning the history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan, as well as the archives of the University of Michigan-Flint. It has existed since 1984, primarily serving UM-Flint students.
The Archivist is responsible for processing collections to archival standards, including the creation of modes of intellectual access to collections, such as finding aids. The Archivist is also responsible for initiating and participating in outreach, reference, and collection development activities for the Genesee Historical Collections Center. Develops collections and fosters institutional and donor relationships. Promotes collections through instruction, exhibition, publication, and other public programs.
This position also curates and manages the Crapo Room, a collection of furniture and other artifacts that belonged to the family of Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869), Flint industrialist and Michigan governor. The person will also be required to work a small number of hours per week at the Library reference desk and to act as liaison to the History Department.
The start date for this position will be early August.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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