Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Johns Hopkins University is looking for a Records Management Archivist

If you live in or around the Baltimore area or if the idea of relocating to the Charm City appeals to you, Johns Hopkins University is hiring a Records Management Archivist (Librarian II) who will be responsible for working with both paper and electronic records.

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General Description
Reporting to the University Archivist, the Records Management Archivist will oversee the university’s records management program. The Records Management Archivist will take the lead in carrying out the operational requirements that result from policies and procedures governing the management of university records that exist in both print and digital form. The Records Management Archivist and University Archivist will share in the creation of records retention schedules, outreach to academic departments and administrative offices, and preservation of vital university records.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works with the University Archivist to set and implement policies governing the management of university records in both print and digital format
  • Strategizes with the University Archivist to document university activities on an enterprise scale
  • Consults with university offices to determine records management needs
  • Leads on the preparation of records retention schedules
  • Monitors compliance with records retention schedules and updates schedules accordingly so that they support legal and regulatory requirements, university policies, and archival best practices
  • Evaluates and selects tools to ingest, accession, process, preserve, and authenticate born-digital archives
  • Creates a plan for accessioning born-digital records that accords with best practices and integrates with current procedures for accessioning print records
  • Coordinates the aforementioned plan with key stakeholders, such as Systems, Information Technology, and the Digital Research and Curation Center
  • Collaborates with the Manuscripts Archivist to improve collection control of both university and non-university records
Additional Information
The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, and the DC Centers. Its primary constituency is the students and faculty in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Carey Business School and the School of Education. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries is to 'work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing staff.' The Libraries prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit
  • ALA-accredited MSLIS or equivalent degree required with a concentration in records management or archives
  • Two years related experience.
  • Knowledge of the creation and management of records retention schedules
  • Familiarity with the functions of an archives, library, or information organization in an academic setting
  • Deep understanding of best practices for managing and preserving born-digital records
  • Knowledge of functional approaches to archives and records management
  • Knowledge of archival metadata standards
  • Familiarity with outreach strategies; experience demonstrated by previous success in expanding user base or collections preferred
  • Excellent project management skills and service orientation; demonstrated ability to drive multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment including working with people with diverse backgrounds
  • Sound judgment and the ability to handle responsibilities with both discretion and independence
  • Demonstrated appropriate initiative with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Exceptional oral, written, and visual communication skills
  • Strong commitment to team-based management and quality service; ability to embrace change.
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience creating and managing records retention schedules
  • Knowledge of electronic records management software
  • ARMA Record and Information Management certification
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Salary is negotiable, and the "approximate starting range" is $45,000-$60,000. A pre-employment background check will be conducted.

If you're interested in this position, more information is available here.

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