Jobs for Medievalists

Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist 

The Furman University Libraries seek a dynamic, enthusiastic, and outreach-oriented librarian to lead the Special Collections and Archives department.

The Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist provides leadership in the facilitation of learning, teaching and research, focusing on the use of special collections and archives materials. Working collaboratively with faculty and staff, the librarian builds the collections to support the curriculum and manages the organization and preservation of materials in all collections and formats.

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS, Master’s degree in Archives, or another appropriate field that includes relevant course work

Minimum of 5 years progressive leadership experience in a library archives or special collections

In-depth knowledge of best practices and current standards for effective and efficient archival processing and preservation

A strong commitment to teaching and outreach

Teaching experience

Experience interacting effectively working with donors

Experience in planning digital collections containing archival and/or special collections materials

Familiarity and facility with emerging library technologies and trends in special collection and archives

Supervisory experience

Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Second Master’s degree in a related field

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To apply visit:   Please include a cover letter, a resumé, and contact information for three professional references in PDF format. Review of applications begin on February 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Furman University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

The Furman University Libraries consist of the James B. Duke Library, the Sanders Science Library and the Robert J. Maxwell Music Library. Library personnel include 13 library faculty and 14 support staff.

Founded in 1826, Furman University is a selective, independent, highly-rated undergraduate liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 2700 students. Furman’s 750-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation. Additional information is available on the university’s homepage at

The campus is located fifteen minutes from downtown Greenville, one of the South’s most prosperous cities with a metropolitan population of over 630,000 and an array of cultural events, restaurants and shopping. For more information go to the “Visit Greenville” website.

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