Job: Librarian for Architecture Archives & Reader Services

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Librarian for Architecture Archives & Reader Services

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Min 60,000

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


Librarian for Architecture Archives & Reader Services

Reporting to the Head of the Architecture Research Center (ARC), the Librarian for Architecture Archives is responsible for the coordination and implementation of archival processing of current and new collections, as well as the coordination of digital collection building initiatives. This position will work closely with the Head of Manuscripts and Archives Management and will serve as the Architecture Research Center’s primary liaison to the Departments of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives and the Department of Metadata and Discovery Services. The Librarian will also work with the Head of the ARC to develop programming for outreach to faculty and students within the University community and external partners and constituencies to enhance access and discoverability to the current holdings. This position will also be responsible for the continued development of the Archive of the New Urbanism and other areas/topics related to the built environment.


• Coordinates the building and processing of collections, including assigning projects to staff, students, and interns.
• Oversees Archives and Special Collections reading room and reading room staff (1 student employee).
• Develops a long-term plan for the Archive of the New Urbanism and the Congress of the New Urbanism collections.
• Develops relationships with university faculty to help assess their instructional and research needs pertinent to archival collections.
• Collaborates with faculty on the development of course related archival material, guides and instruction as requested.
• Participates in Library and University-wide groups who deal with issues pertaining to manuscripts and archives, including digital initiative groups.
• Provides reference and research services for archival collections in Architecture Research Center.
• Creates descriptive metadata for architecture archives following accepted practices and standards and works with catalogers and archivists in the library to implement Encoded
Archival Description (EAD), MARC 21, and DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) guidelines.
• Develops content for the Department’s web pages regarding archival materials, including collection finding aids, descriptions of new collections, bibliographies, and donor-related information.
• Communicates effectively, works collaboratively, and maintains helpful and supportive patron services.
• Offers informational presentations to university and other individuals and groups as requested.
• Contributes to the development and management of special projects as requested.
• Participates in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• In pursuit of the Libraries’ and University’s strategic objectives, models the University’s DIRECCT” values (diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork).
• Participates actively in archival, library and historical professional organizations, conferences, workshops, and presentations.
• Serves on/participates in library and university organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
• Participates actively in campus life, faculty liaison and outreach efforts.


• Advanced degree from an ALA accredited institution or foreign equivalent with an archival concentration or a relevant advanced degree.
• Knowledge of new and emerging standards and technologies relevant to the bibliographic control of archival and manuscript collections including born-digital design records.
• Minimum of 2 years working in archival environment.


• Experience providing reference or research assistance in an academic library.
• Advanced subject knowledge of architecture, urban planning, urban design, and history.
• Experience training and supervising students and paraprofessional assistants.
• Experience collaborating on grant funding initiatives and managing grant-funded projects. • Knowledge of collection development, archival processing, database management, technical and research services, and public outreach including but not limited to exhibitions, websites, events, and publications.
• Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility.
• Demonstrated strength in written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrates a high degree of creativity and flexibility to work effectively in a team environment.


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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries
  • Institutional Libraries

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Job Place:
University of Miami Libraries

Job Location:
Central Florida

Otto G. Richter Library

Address 2:
1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables



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University of Miami Libraries

Otto G. Richter Library

Address 2:
1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables



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Francis Urtecho

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