Head of Special Collections and Archives, Morehead State University

Morehead State University, recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, is accepting applications for a full-time standing position as Head of Special Collections and Archives in the Camden-Carroll Library. Responsibilities: Manages the special collections department and provides leadership in preservation and access of archival and manuscript collections. The position also functions as Records Keeper for the University.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent by appointment date
  • At least three years’ professional library experience and
  • Evidence of continued professional growth.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Archivist or experience/coursework in special collections or archives.
  • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and manuscript cataloguing
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of computer applications germane to the processing of archival and manuscript materials
  • Concentration in a humanities or social science discipline, preferably American literature, Appalachian literature, Kentucky or Southern history
  • Experience with grant-writing, digital preservation and conservation, teaching and creative displays

Review of applications will begin November 26, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. To apply, visit: www.moreheadstate.edu/employment to complete the MSU Application for Employment and submit a letter of application, curriculum vita including names and contact information for three references. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application.

Morehead State University is an EO/AA educator and employer with a strong commitment to community engagement.

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