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Employment Opportunities with Special Collections

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Faculty Positions

LSU Libraries
Special Collections
Manuscripts Processing Archivist
General Librarian

Reporting to the Head of Manuscripts Processing, the Manuscripts Processing Archivist arranges and describes archival material that is a part of the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections. The Manuscripts Processing Archivist assists in the implementation of EAD and archival management software and participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids. He or she provides public services at Special Collections service points and participates in outreach efforts, digitization projects, and exhibition preparation as appropriate, and other duties as assigned.


50%     Performs preliminary and full processing of manuscript collections; researches historical and biographical information relevant to the collection; creates finding aids and MARC cataloging records utilizing knowledge of standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC, LCSH, LNAF, and other appropriate thesauri & authority lists used for indexing archival descriptions. Identifies and carries out rehousing and preservation treatments as needed.

35%     Assists in the implementation of EAD and archival management software; encodes EAD finding aids using oXygen XML editor; and participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids

15%     Performs advanced-level reference work to assist researchers in identifying and using Special Collections and other library materials. Interprets and enforces library policies for the security and administration of the collections. As appropriate, collaborates with the Exhibitions Coordinator to mount exhibitions that highlight Special Collections’ holdings and with the Head of Digital Services to publish manuscripts in the digital library, and participates in in-person and online outreach efforts. Contributes to blogs and social media tools to raise public awareness of newly processed collections.




The application deadline is January 26, 2015, or until the position has been filled.  To apply go to   



Staff Positions

There are no staff positions available at this time.

Graduate Student Positions

There are no Graduate Student positions available at this time.

Student Positions

Undergraduate students, including work-study may wish to visit the library and complete an application. Call (225) 578-6544 with questions.

Other Opportunities