Head Librarian, Archives & Special Collections

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost of Library Services, the Head of Archives & Special Collections leads the management and sustainability of these collections. The position is responsible for day-to-day management, including accessioning, processing, organizing, preservation, and access to the collections. The position will serve as a project manager for all digitization projects involving Archives & Special Collections. The position serves on the Library Leadership Council and is responsible for supervising one staff member and multiple student employees.


  • Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program.
  • Minimum of 2 years related library experience working in a university archive, 3-5 years’ experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience with national descriptive standards, such as MARC, EAD, DACS, and Dublin Core.
  • Experience with common software used to manage archives and special collections, such as ArchivesSpace, DSpace, and Omeka.
  • Knowledge of rights management, copyright law, and legal issues impacting archival collections
  • Working knowledge of conservation, such as climate and lighting
  • Knowledge of current trends in the profession
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Collaboration, teamwork, effective human relations skills.


Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) Certification
  • Experience with developing and managing grant funded projects
  • Supervisory experience


Desirable qualities:

  • Mission and Service orientation.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Results orientation.
  • Accountability and discretion.
  • Adaptability; innovative and creative thinking.

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75-100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 15 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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