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"Bridge across Hess Creek Canyon, leading the the Hartley house, circa 1885." George Fox University Photographs. GFU.01.09. George Fox University Archives. Murdock Library. George Fox University.
Unknown, "Students in Airplane, 1946." Linfield College Archives Photograph Collection. Image. Submission 113.
"Dr. Henry Fielding Reed leading a Mazama party down the soon-to-be-named Reed Glacier on Mount Hood, 1901." Mazama Library and Historical Collections, VM1993.020 Mt Hood, 1901.
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"Deputy Seth Davidson rides his motorcycle up Beacon Rock on March 18, 1930. From the records of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office." Multnomah County Archives.
"Mount Hood from Lost Lake, circa 1910." Kiser Photo Co. photographs, Org. Lot 140, bb000223, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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"Old Fort Road Campus, circa 1950s," University Archives, Oregon Institute of Technology.
"Belle Bloom Gevurtz, Sarah Goodman, Ophelia Goodman, Helen Goodman, Lillian Heldfond, and Ann Zaik at Cannon Beach, circa 1914," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM2996.
"Men repairing the dome of Congregation Beth Israel building on NW Flanders St., designed in 1925 by Herman Brookman, 1981," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM9966.
"View of OAC from Lower Campus, 1909." Oregon State University Archives and Special Collections.
"Woman with Child, n.d.," C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. Joseph Henry Sharp Photograph Collection.
"Green Lake Park, 1985." Seattle Arts Commission. [Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
"Aerial view of Century 21 World's Fair, 1962." City Light Negatives, Seattle Municipal Archives.
"PH037_b089_S00208," Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s, University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives.
"Students studying in the library, University of Washington, circa 1908-1909," Arthur Dean University of Washington Photograph Album, PH Coll 903, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
Asahel Curtis, "Forest ranger cabin in the Olympic National Forest in the Elwha Valley, 1924." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Stacking alfalfa hay near Grandview, circa 1925." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
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Asahel Curtis, "Yakima Pears." Washington State Library collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis, circa 1920-1940 (MS 0544-29).
"Student in Professor Frank Chalfant's Phonetics Laboratory," 1912. The lab was an early precursor to today's Foreign Language Lab. Washington State University Lantern Slides collection.
Bill Phillips, "Wheel Shop employees in Livingston during the last days of Livingston BN Shops," Park County." Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

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  • 15 Jul 2019 9:24 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Call for Archivist: 2019 Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society

    The Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society (WBFHS) has received a grant to fund 300 hours of an archivist’s time and expertise at $35 per hour to order and install Past Perfect Collections Management software, set up an archives data entry system and enter artifacts from the inventory into the program.

    DUTIES:

    With a board officer, order and install Past Perfect software and training materials. 

    Working independently, set up a system and enter data for key artifacts from the WBFHS artifacts collection. Conduct initial historical society volunteer training in using the software. On occasion, work with volunteer photographers to include photos into the data system and WBFHS members who will select artifacts and repack them after inventory entry.

    Make recommendations for ongoing data entry and management after grant funding runs out. 

    TIME FRAME: Work 300 hours between time of selection and the end of the year. The specific work schedule is flexible depending on library hours, volunteer board assistance and archivist’s schedule. Start date is open but the job can start immediately. The ending date can be adjusted if needed.

    LOCATION:Inventory is located at Wilsonville Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR  97070. Computer provided by WBFHS. 

    SUPERVISION: The WBFHS President is the general supervisor but most work is independent. Library staff are available for access to the archives.

    PAY/SCHEDULE:A stipend for $35 per hour will be paid each time 50 hours are completed. Archivist will submit a written record of hours to the President and will be paid by check as soon as the City draws funds from the grant. There will be six payments of $1750 for a total of $10,500. Archivist will be responsible for paying any income taxes.

    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Resume showing archival training and experience. Demonstrated experience with Past Perfect software. One letter of recommendation. Phone or in person interview in Wilsonville, OR.

    APPLICATION: By August 15, 2019, submit a letter of interest and resume, documentation of your experience with Past Perfect software and one letter of recommendation to:

    Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society

    c/o Wilsonville Library

    8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.

    Wilsonville, OR 97070


    Questions? Contact Susan Schenk, schenk.susan3@gmail.com or 503 505 2115.



  • 21 Jun 2019 11:54 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Job no: 524141
    Work type: Classified Staff
    Location: Eugene, OR
    Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Library

    Direct Link to Post: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/524141/accessioning-and-processing-archivist

    Department: Library
    Classification: Archivist
    Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified), Limited
    Salary: $17.75 - $26.96 per hour
    FTE: .5

    Review of Applications Begins
    Position closes July 3, 2019

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Complete applications must include:
    1) A current resume or CV;
    2) A cover letter; 
    3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon Libraries, as the largest research library in the state, seeks to support and stimulate undergraduate instruction, graduate instruction, graduate and faculty research and service on the University of Oregon campus, as well as respond to the needs of scholars by providing access to information and information services. 

    Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the primary repository for the university’s archives, rare books, historic photographs, and one of the largest historical manuscript collections in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest repository in the state that provides extensive public access to its collections and is thus a critically important source of Oregon and Pacific Northwest materials to be used for research and instruction.

    Position Summary
    Reporting to the Lead Processing Archivist, the purpose of this position is to assist in appraisal, accessioning, arranging, and describing modern manuscripts, photographs, and archival collections in all formats related to the Children’s Literature collections at the University of Oregon Libraries. This position has a major role in providing access to all collection formats related to those collections. This position also engages in public service duties, which support in-person reading room registration, readers’ services and security, as well as reference services related to the Children’s Literature collections. The duties performed support all units of the department.

    Minimum Requirements
    • A Bachelor's degree with major coursework (thirty quarter or twenty semester hours) in social research, public administration, history, political science or a closely related field; OR
    • Two years of college level coursework AND two years of technical or research experience in archives; OR
    • Four years of technical experience in archives involving automated archival systems including methods for automated archival storage and retrieval; OR
    • An equivalent combination of training and technical experience in archives.

    Professional Competencies
    • Strong public service or customer service skills.
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
    • Experience performing complex and detail-oriented tasks.
    • Ability to develop and complete plans and projects on time and with available resources.
    • Ability to train student workers. 
    • Experience using common office software, particularly Microsoft Excel or other database software.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Understanding of archival arrangement and description practices.
    • Experience processing archival collections.
    • Understanding of metadata, particularly Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    • Familiarity with archival or record center principles and operations.
    • Experience or familiarly with Archivists’ Toolkit or similar content management system.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

    Advertised: 19 Jun 2019 Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: 03 Jul 2019 Pacific Daylight Time


  • 21 Jun 2019 11:52 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    County Records Analyst
    Range 50 $30.49 - $38.65

    Two Positions available immediately. Closes July 7, 2019.

    Direct link to post: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/2481600/county-records-analyst

    This opportunity is located in Seattle, WA

    **This recruitment will be used to fill multiple benefit eligible temporary (TLT)/Special Duty positions through December 2020, with the possibility of extension based on business needs. This recruitment may be used to fill career service positions in the future. **

    The King County Records and Licensing Services Division is seeking an enthusiastic records management professional to join our Records Management Program team. We are looking for a candidate who brings records management knowledge, skills, and experience along with passion, inspiration and a strong desire for excellence. Our ideal candidate supports efforts to enhance a countywide records and information management culture, with the goal of managing records from creation to disposition.

    Our successful candidate will have a solid understanding of records management best practices and be able to share and explain those practices to agency staff in an engaging manner. We are looking for someone who is excited to learn about jobs throughout the county and translate those conversations into easily understood records retention schedules and records management practices and processes. We are looking for someone who exhibits a strong sense of team-oriented camaraderie and good humor in the workplace and who understands and wholly embraces the value and importance of providing world-class customer service.This person will share our deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all. With this commitment, the King County Records Management Program has adopted a pro-equity agenda to ensure the protection of the county’s information assets for all of its citizens.

    This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your strong technical skills and an interest in supporting modern database systems and emerging information technologies! The King County Records Management Program is embarking on an exciting journey with a new content management system. This is a rare opportunity to participate in integrating this cutting edge electronic records management technology into King County's evolving records management culture.
     

    SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

    • Conduct records retention interviews and inventories in county departments, identify and develop clear and concise retention schedules that reflect the responsibilities of the agency;

    • Analyze agency recordkeeping practices and recommend improvements;

    • Review disposition authorization notices to verify disposition eligibility of records against current retention schedules;

    • Provide ongoing technical support for the county’s content management system;

    • Develop and conduct training on a variety of records management topics and issues, by creating training materials including online training modules;

    • Provide excellent customer service by responding to help desk queries and requests regarding records management practices;

    • Participate in countywide initiatives with records and information management implications;

    • Promote records management awareness throughout the county by developing outreach strategies and materials;

    • Communicate effectively with our diverse customers verbally and in writing;

    • Other duties as assigned.



    WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO:

    • Have a Master's Degree in with concentration in archives and records management or records and information management or significant knowledge and experience in current records and information management OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties;

    • Have working knowledge of records management in a government agency;

    • Are knowledgeable of records management best practices;

    • Experience using database systems such as: Access, Oracle, electronic records management or information management systems, etc.;

    • Are able to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines;

    • Have a strong desire and ability to provide excellent customer service.


    Supplemental Information:
     

    • This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117 Professional and Technical union and is overtime eligible;

    • Our employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

    • The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

     
    Are you ready to APPLY?

    The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter.  

    If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Jen IrwinHR Analyst, by e-mail at jirwin@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with me on LinkedIn!

    King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.  


  • 19 Jun 2019 1:36 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    County Records Analyst
    Range 50 $30.49 - $38.65

    This opportunity is located in Seattle, WA

    **This recruitment will be used to fill multiple benefit eligible temporary (TLT)/Special Duty positions through December 2020, with the possibility of extension based on business needs. This recruitment may be used to fill career service positions in the future. **

    The King County Records and Licensing Services Division is seeking an enthusiastic records management professional to join our Records Management Program team. We are looking for a candidate who brings records management knowledge, skills, and experience along with passion, inspiration and a strong desire for excellence. Our ideal candidate supports efforts to enhance a countywide records and information management culture, with the goal of managing records from creation to disposition.

    Our successful candidate will have a solid understanding of records management best practices and be able to share and explain those practices to agency staff in an engaging manner. We are looking for someone who is excited to learn about jobs throughout the county and translate those conversations into easily understood records retention schedules and records management practices and processes. We are looking for someone who exhibits a strong sense of team-oriented camaraderie and good humor in the workplace and who understands and wholly embraces the value and importance of providing world-class customer service.This person will share our deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all. With this commitment, the King County Records Management Program has adopted a pro-equity agenda to ensure the protection of the county’s information assets for all of its citizens.

    This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your strong technical skills and an interest in supporting modern database systems and emerging information technologies! The King County Records Management Program is embarking on an exciting journey with a new content management system. This is a rare opportunity to participate in integrating this cutting edge electronic records management technology into King County's evolving records management culture.
     

    SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

    • Conduct records retention interviews and inventories in county departments, identify and develop clear and concise retention schedules that reflect the responsibilities of the agency;

    • Analyze agency recordkeeping practices and recommend improvements;

    • Review disposition authorization notices to verify disposition eligibility of records against current retention schedules;

    • Provide ongoing technical support for the county’s content management system;

    • Develop and conduct training on a variety of records management topics and issues, by creating training materials including online training modules;

    • Provide excellent customer service by responding to help desk queries and requests regarding records management practices;

    • Participate in countywide initiatives with records and information management implications;

    • Promote records management awareness throughout the county by developing outreach strategies and materials;

    • Communicate effectively with our diverse customers verbally and in writing;

    • Other duties as assigned.



    WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO:

    • Have a Master's Degree in with concentration in archives and records management or records and information management or significant knowledge and experience in current records and information management OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties;

    • Have working knowledge of records management in a government agency;

    • Are knowledgeable of records management best practices;

    • Experience using database systems such as: Access, Oracle, electronic records management or information management systems, etc.;

    • Are able to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines;

    • Have a strong desire and ability to provide excellent customer service.


    Supplemental Information:
     

    • This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117 Professional and Technical union and is overtime eligible;

    • Our employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

    • The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

     
    Are you ready to APPLY?

    The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter.  

    If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Jen IrwinHR Analyst, by e-mail at jirwin@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with me on LinkedIn!

    King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.  


  • 18 Jun 2019 2:27 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Position: Archivist

    Institution: Reed College 

    Location: Portland, OR

    Salary range: $60,000 to $62,000

    Level of FTE: Full-time permanent

    Link: https://jobs.reed.edu/positions/archivist.html


  • 14 Jun 2019 1:13 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Sessions of Interest to Archives at PNLA 2019

    The 2019 Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference (https://pnla.org/conference/) held in Spokane, Washington - August 7th-9th will have some sessions of potential interest to NWA members including:  

    For more information on the 2019 PNLA Conference -- please visit the conference website: https://pnla.org/conference/



  • 18 May 2019 10:58 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    As of May 16, 2019 all NWA job posts shared on the website and via social media channels must meet the NWA Policy for Acceptable Job Postings.

    The following three rules must be adhered to for job postings to be shared on the NWA website and through NWA social media channels:

    1. NWA will only post jobs, internships, and volunteer positions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

    2. Positions must have a salary or salary range listed.

    3. Unpaid positions are discouraged. If an internship is unpaid then it must adhere to the United States Department of Labor's Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and follow the Society of American Archivists' Best Practices for Internships as a Component of Graduate Archival Education. Volunteer positions must follow the Society of American Archivists' Best Practices for Volunteers in Archives.

    If the job post is found to be in violation of the US Labor laws, or is otherwise in violation of professional best practices, the organization will be notified and the job post will be rejected.


  • 18 May 2019 10:39 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Oregon Historical Society is currently accepting applications for two Oral History Indexers. 

     The Oral History Indexer creates indexes compliant with the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) guidelines from audio recorded oral history interviews to enhance access to the OHS sound recording collection. 

    • We're looking for candidates who are quick learners, who can work independently, and are able to create concise and easily digestible synopses of complex topics. 
    • This is an ideal position for a library science or history student.

     Both positions are part-time, non-exempt with a schedule of approximately 18 hours per week for a fixed term of one year from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The positions are not eligible for benefits. No relocation assistance is available.

    Please see 

    https://ohs.applicantpro.com/jobs/1083782.html for the job description and application instructions. 

    Questions should be directed to Human.Resources@ohs.org.

    Shawna Gandy

    Library Director

    Oregon Historical Society


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