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"Reflection of Mt. McKinley on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park, Alaska, circa 1988." Randy Brandon Collection, Anchorage Museum, B2016.019.06458.036.04.04.
"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.
Oregon Metro Archives.
"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.
“University of Oregon Medical School football team, 1894,” OHSU Digital Commons, accessed August 16, 2018.
"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.
"Inauguration of Governor Ferry, November 11, 1889." Rogers (photographer), Inauguration of Governor Ferry Photographs, 1889, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.
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.

News & announcements

  • 12 Sep 2018 11:11 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Please see SAA's website for more details: https://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/askanarchivist-day

    What Is #AskAnArchivist Day?

    It’s an opportunity to:

    • Break down the barriers that make archivists seem inaccessible.
    • Talk directly to the public—via Twitter—about what you do, why it’s important and, of course, the interesting records with which you work.
    • Join with archivists around the country and the world to make an impact on the public’s understanding of archives while celebrating American Archives Month!
    • Interact with users, supporters, and prospective supporters about the value of archives.
    • Hear directly from the public about what they’re most interested in learning about from archives and archivists. 

    How Does It Work?

    On October 3, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. Take this opportunity to engage via your personal and/or institutional Twitter accounts and to respond to questions posed directly to you or more generally to all participants.

    Questions will vary widely, from the silly (What do archivists talk about around the water cooler?) to the practical (What should I do to be sure that my emails won’t get lost?), but each question will be an opportunity to share more about our work and our profession with the public. 

    Between now and October 3:

    PROMOTE #AskAnArchivist Day among your users and constituents via your institution’s website, Twitter account, blog, newsletter, and any other mediums available to you. Click here for the public announcement (and feel free to pick up language from it for your own promotions). Memes are a great way to drum up excitement and are easily created through an online meme generator. Check out examples of previous promotional “Philosoraptor” memes here and here.

    For additional inspiration on what your promotion of #AskAnArchivist Day might look like, check out what your peers have done:

    And these great examples of museums' promotions of #AskACurator Day:

    Examples of possible Twitter promotion:

    • Happy #AskAnArchivist Day! Our archivists are waiting for YOUR questions. Tag us at @TWITTERHANDLE and use #AskAnArchivist.
    • Archivists at @TWITTERHANDLE are gearing up for #AskAnArchivist Day on October 3! Literally—documents and photo boxes stacked and waiting!

    ENCOURAGE the public to use #AskAnArchivist and your institution’s Twitter handle (e.g., @smithsonian) when asking questions so you won’t miss any that are intended for you and so we will be able to track questions and answers to measure overall participation.

    TALK to your staff and colleagues to develop a plan for responding to tweets throughout the day.  Will one person respond to all tweets?  Will you share the task? Will individuals sign up for time slots and let the public know who will be available when?

    Here’s one example:

    • During #AskACurator Day, one person at the Indianapolis Museum of Art was selected to monitor both the general hashtag and tweets sent directly to @imamuseum. When direct questions came in or interesting general questions were posed via the hashtag, the designated monitor sent the questions to participating curators via email. The curators (and their archivist!) replied with their answers, and the monitor posted all answers from the @imamuseum Twitter account. 

    CREATE an institutional Twitter account if you don’t already have one. #AskAnArchivist Day and American Archives Month are both great opportunities to start one! Get started here.

    And if an institutional Twitter account is not an option for you, answer questions from your personal Twitter account! If your institutional affiliation and job title are not already listed on your profile, be sure to add that for the duration of #AskAnArchivist Day.

    TWEET and GREET! Take advantage of this opportunity to join with archivists from around the country to talk to and hear directly from the public on October 3.

    If you plan to participate, please email SAA Editorial and Production Coordinator Abigail Christian with your Twitter handle so we can add you to the 2018 list of participants.

  • 03 Sep 2018 2:24 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Archives Assistant

    Please see original post: https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/postings/2090

    Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  If you are attaching any items in .jpeg, please make sure to use lower case format.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

    If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. To email this position to a friend, click on the Email to a Friend link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

    Please see Special Instructions for more details.

    Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment. Whitman is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Whitman College is an EEO Employer.

    Posting Details

    Posting Details (Default Section)
    Posting Number: 0600501
    Posting Date: 08/24/2018
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Job: Archives Assistant
    Department: Penrose Library
    Supervisor's Name: Archivist and Head of Digital Services
    Position Type: Staff
    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    Position Purpose:

    The Archives Assistant manages and supervises the archives reading room, providing patron services to Whitman affiliates and community members. The position serves as a support person to the Whitman College and Northwest Archives and assists with all aspects of archives administration, including reference, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    1) Supervise the reading room, providing assistance to archives patrons and ensuring security of materials. Assist with logistics for class sessions and events.
    2) Conduct reference interviews in person, by phone, by post, and by email, and provide access to relevant manuscript, archival, print, and electronic resources. Refer questions to other archives or library staff as appropriate.
    3) Maintain friendly and professional demeanor while interacting with patrons who have varying levels of comfort and familiarity with archival research practices.
    4) Assist with accessioning materials by acknowledging receipt of donations, recording accession information, creating inventories, and filing relevant documentation.
    5) Assist with arrangement and description of manuscript, archival, and digital collections as directed by the Archivist and Head of Digital Services.
    6) Maintain usage statistics and metrics and manage archival materials in ArchivesSpace, our content management system.
    7) Complete digitization projects and upload materials with appropriate metadata into various access platforms.
    8) Page, re-shelve, and perform copying and scanning of archival materials, including photographs.
    9) Handle correspondence and billing for document and image reproduction services and use permissions.
    10) Oversee the daily operations of the archives when the Archivist and Head of Digital Services is absent
    11) Occasionally supervise student archives assistants.
    12) Other duties as may be assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Required: B.A. or B.S. degree; excellent communication and customer service skills; aptitude for organization; demonstrated collaboration and problem-solving skills; ability to manage and complete multiple tasks in parallel; ability to work independently.
    Preferred: experience working in libraries or archives, or knowledge of archival practices; knowledge of, or interest in, the history of Whitman College, the Walla Walla Valley, or the Pacific Northwest; fluency in Spanish or another foreign language desirable.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    1) Relates positively, cooperatively and effectively to Whitman students, faculty and staff, and to members of the public. Strong oral and written communication skills necessary to diplomatically relate to other campus departments, individuals, and outside constituencies. Must be able to deal with challenges while maintaining friendly and cooperative relationships. Ability to maintain confidentiality is vital.
    2) Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and with a sense of humor in a changing environment.
    3) Possess specific computer skills including standard office applications including Microsoft Suite and Google Drive; has knowledge of, or the ability to learn, specialized software systems including ArchivesSpace, Digital Commons, Islandora, and Adobe Photoshop.
    4) Ability to pay strict attention to detail and accuracy; ability to determine and follow an efficient, sequential workflow.
    5) Possess time management skills necessary to meet deadlines, to prioritize work, and to make changes in daily work routines in the interest of efficiency, often in consultation with supervisor. Ability to stay on task in an environment where routine assignments and special projects continually vie for attention.
    6) Ability to effectively plan and supervise work of student assistants.
    7) Flexibility necessary to handle unforeseen problems and circumstances; ability to exercise independent judgment within specific guidelines and standards, seeking assistance from supervisor when clarification is needed.
    8) Ability to manipulate visual resource images in all formats, traditional or digital.
    9) Ability to sit for extended periods of time, perform intensive keyboarding, and to lift and move objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds. Ability to bend, stretch, or climb up and down a ladder to retrieve, shelve, or rearrange archival storage boxes, artifacts and books, or file materials.
    10) Ability to load, unload, and maneuver a loaded book truck or other hand-operated vehicle used for moving archival resources on a variety of surfaces and inclines; move boxes of materials from private residences, businesses, or warehouse storage to the library and into the archives.
    11) Ability to work in confined areas that are prone to dust, pollen, mold, and other related contaminates generated by manuscript or archival material.
    12) Ability to re-arrange metal shelving and cabinets.
    13) Ability to maintain a valid Washington Driver’s License.
    14) Ability to perform periodical general maintenance and cleaning.
    15) Post-offer physical and background check required.

    Physical Demands:
    Work Hours
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment. Whitman is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Whitman College is an EEO Employer.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Required Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    Optional Documents

  • 29 Aug 2018 4:51 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Bonneville Power Administration GS-12 Archivist

    See original post for application details: 

    Open & closing dates
: 08/27/2018 to 09/10/2018

    Service : Competitive

    Pay scale & grade: GS 12

    Salary : $77,929 to $101,308 per year

    Appointment type: Permanent

    Work schedule : Full-Time - Full Time


    The primary purpose of this position is to perform professional archival work involved in appraising, arranging, describing, preserving, publishing and providing reference service from a collection of over 1,500,000 historic BPA documents, photographs, films and videos, some dating back to 1937, and appraised at a value of $5,261,000.


    This announcement is also being advertised under Merit Promotion as announcement DOE-BPA-18-12906-MP. If you intend to apply under a Special Hiring Authority (e.g. Schedule A, VRA, VEOA, etc.), please apply under the Merit Promotion announcement as well.

    As an Archivist, you will:

    • Analyze and evaluate historic BPA documents to determine their continuing value, and make decisions regarding their accession or ultimate disposition. 
    • Decide on the most appropriate arrangement of archival records that will (a) provide a fixed and known location for every collection or accession so that it can be found when needed, and (b) bring related materials together in a logical order so they can be used without prior knowledge of the existence of a particular
      accession or collection.
    • Safeguard the archival collections from deterioration, damage, destruction, or from impairment of their value through disarrangement or alteration.
    • Create and present programs on various aspects of BPA history: for BPA work groups, new BPA employee orientation, museums, resource centers, retired employee organizations, customers, industry conferences, BPA Visitor Center tours, BPA anniversary history talk, and others.
    • Publish archival holdings either comprehensively or selectively in printed volumes, on DVD, or via the web.
    • Provide specific information from or about records in response to explicit inquiries.

  • 24 Aug 2018 2:19 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Applying Radical Empathy Framework in Archival Practice

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

    Register: https://www.calarchivists.org/event-3034395

    Hosted by the Society of California Archivist

    Webinar description:

    In their 2016 article "From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives" (Archivaria), Michelle Caswell and Marika Cifor define radical empathy as "a willingness to be affected, to be shaped by another's experience, without blurring the lines between the self and the other." Caswell and Cifor identify archivists as caregivers whose responsibilities are not primarily bound to records but to records creators, subjects, users, and communities through "a web of mutual affective responsibility."

    How can archivists apply the framework of radical empathy to everyday practice? This webinar, co-lead by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez and Jasmine Jones, will guide discussion on the application of a feminist ethics of care to archival praxis. The speakers will examine the four proposed affective relationships Caswell and Cifor identify in the 2016 article: archivist to record creators, subjects, users, and communities, and will include a fifth, that of the archivist to the archivist.

    The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; and $20 for non-members. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording after the webinar is completed.


    Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez is the Assistant University Archivist at UC Irvine where she works with administrators, faculty, and students about preserving their UCI history. She was previously the Processing Archivist for Latin American Collections at Princeton University and a Project Archivist at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. She holds a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Art History from UCLA. Her professional interests are digital archives, digital preservation, and inclusive community building.

    Jasmine Jones is the Head of Processing at UCLA Library Special Collections, where she works with and thinks about the relationship between people, systems infrastructure, and post-acquisition processes. Previously, she worked at Smith College, as the Metadata and Technical Services Archivist in Special Collections. She holds an MSLIS, Archives Management concentration, and an MA in History from Simmons College.

    Both Elvia and Jasmine are editors of the upcoming special issue of Journal of Critical Library and Information Science on “Radical Empathy in Archival Practice.”

    Who should attend:

    Everyone interested in learning about radical empathy in the archives.

    Registration open until September 10. Online payment is required.

  • 21 Aug 2018 10:39 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Reference Librarian Librarian - Idaho State Historical Society

    Open for Recruitment: August 20, 2018 - September 5, 2018
    Announcement # 02918081386
    Salary Range: $19.35 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

    Location(s): Boise

    The Idaho State Historical Society is looking for a 
    Reference Librarian!  

    The Idaho State Historical Society is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Museum, Idaho State Archives, State Historic Preservation Office, and Old Idaho Penitentiary and Historic Sites Program.  We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future.

    The Reference Librarian is responsible for managing the Merle Wells Research Center & Reading Room at the Idaho State Archives (ISA) and overseeing on-site and off-site reference service in coordination with archives staff.  Incumbent is responsible for ensuring library and archival best practices are followed in accordance with the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.

    The Reference Librarian works Tuesday through Saturday.

    General Responsibilities:


    • Provides reference and research assistance to patrons who visit the research center using catalogs, finding-aids, databases, genealogical sources, and personal knowledge of holdings of Idaho State Archives.
    • Performs specialized reference work involving determining the location of specific information in large collections of government records, personal papers, and other collections.
    • Apply professional judgment to complex policy and procedures to fulfill a variety of information requests.
    • Provide leadership in the delivery of Reference Services and Outreach for the Research Center and Lincoln Legacy Exhibit.
    • Analyze reference work processes and procedures; make and evaluate improvements; and provide technical assistance to others.
    • Oversee reference service for Research Center for on-site and off-site reference requests.
    • Implement and maintain best practices in management of Reference Services in accordance with the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.
    • Oversee the education and compliance of Research Center customers on Reading Room Policies and Procedures as part of the reference interview process.
    • Provides reference and research assistance to patrons contacting the division by mail, e-mail, or telephone using the tools described above.
    • Coordinates the answering of mail, e-mail, and telephone reference requests by overseeing the distribution of correspondence equitably among available staff.
    • Monitors responses and in-person assistance by other staff for thoroughness, timeliness, and consistency.
    • Maintains the public access computers home page to assist researchers in identifying ISHS and/or other web-based tools of use to our patrons.
    • Provides tours, orientation sessions, and classes on general and specific topics to encourage the use of ISHS research materials.
    • Prepares the reference desk schedule and solicits assistance from non-reference staff to fill in as needed.
    • Serves as the initial contact for researchers who have complaints and concerns about their reference experiences and has responsibility for trying to resolve problems if at all possible.
    • Instills in reference department staff the agency’s expectations of a high level of customer friendly service and addresses any concerns with individual employees.


    • Promote access to collections and market use of the Idaho State Archives Research Center and Lincoln Legacy Exhibit through outreach, public education programs, community partnerships, social media, exhibitions, site-hosted events and other opportunities when appropriate.
    • Maintain and update archives section of agency website in accordance with agency guidelines.
    • Provide support to agency public programs and outreach efforts as assigned.

    Collections Management for Research Center

    • Oversee Collections Management of the Research Center holdings including the accessioning, cataloging and technical processing of materials including books, microfilm newspapers, Journals, and miscellaneous Vertical File materials.
    • Manage the collection development of holdings for the research center.
    • Suggests items to be acquired that are consistent with the collection policy but that would improve customer service and/or new research interests.


    • Supervise library assistants, interns and volunteers.
    • Establish goals for section staff, monitors their work and prepares performance evaluations
    • Oversee the training of reference staff on the compliance of Reading Room Policies and Procedures
    • Revises position descriptions as needed.
    • Establishes a positive work environment and promotes effective communication with and between staff.
    • Sets priorities for cataloging of research center materials for Library Assistant 3.
    • Evaluates library assistance projects to ensure alignment with best practices, SMART Goals and Agency Strategic Plan.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science

    • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating a library project, program or service 

    • Experience in librarianship, including applying current (last two years) library trends and technology

    • Experience supervising others

    Desirable Qualification:

    • Experience providing reference services for historical and genealogical research, using special collections such as governmental records, manuscripts, photographs, and maps 


    The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 63 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

    To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

    How to Apply:

    Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

    When updating your online application information, please select:

    • Idaho State Historical Society under "Agencies"

    • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"

    • Boise under "Cities"

    When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job Type/Shift).  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. 

    Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho State Historical Society!

    Link to original job posting: https://www4.labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=02918081386

  • 17 Aug 2018 12:07 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) is hiring for one student assistant position. Please see below for details. Interested candidates must apply online and should include both a cover letter and a resume.

    Follow this link, or search for the IRC73210 on OHSU's job site (https://ais.ohsu.edu/OA_HTML/IrcVisitor.jsp).

    Position description:

    Job Title: Student Assistant

    Department: OHSU Historical Collections & Archives

    Location: OHSU Marquam Hill Campus, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239

    FTE: 0.5, Part Time

    Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 20 hours per week, specific hours to be determined between 8 am and 5 pm

    Salary: $12.00/hour

    Functions/Duties of Position

    • Process archival and manuscript collections in a variety of formats
    • Describe collections in finding aids, write blog posts
    • Assist with digitization projects
    • Support reference and research activities; conduct research relevant to collections
    • Shelve and shift materials; perform basic preservation tasks
    • Other general support duties for HC&A

    Job Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

    • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program at least half-time
    • Attention to detail combined with ability to balance multiple responsibilities
    • Experience with Windows and MS Office; interest in learning new technologies and applications
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; tact and discretion in communication
    • Ability to repeatedly lift and move objects weighing 20-50 lbs.; push and maneuver loaded book trucks; bend and stoop; climb stairs and ladders repeatedly
    • Ability to handle rare and fragile library materials

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated interest in archives and/or special collections
    • Previous archives, library, or museum work experience
    • Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin CORE
    • Enrollment in an MLS, museum management, or library technician program
    • Undergraduate or graduate training in library science, museum studies, history, or related field


    • OHSU ID with included TriMet pass allows you to use all TriMet busses, MAX trains, Portland Streetcar, and Portland Aerial Tram at no cost
    • Student assistants accrue sick time, but receive no other benefits (such as vacation pay, holiday pay, health insurance, etc.)

    Additional Details


    Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

    Review of applications will begin on or after September 10, 2018. If you have any questions regarding these positions, please feel free to contact Steve Duckworth, University Archivist, duckwors@ohsu.edu.

  • 02 Aug 2018 10:21 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Ogden Regional Family History Library in Utah is trying to find new homes for their Polk Directories. I have attached a pdf of what is available. The only cost is the cost of shipping the books. Please let me know if you are interested and I will get you in contact with them.


    Sarah Singh

    Curator of Special Collections

    Weber State University

    Stewart Library

    3921 Central Campus Drive. Dept. 2901

    Ogden UT  84408-2901


  • 02 Aug 2018 10:16 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Please consider taking a research survey on current professional practices surrounding appraising and accessioning born digital material. This project seeks to examine the appraisal practices across born digital collections to help other archives build scalable, robust workflows and policies for born digital collections.

    You may be eligible for this study if you are an archivist at an institution which collects born digital files or media such as floppy disks, CDs, USBs, or hard drives.

    Please consider completing a 15-30 minute survey on the topic. All information reported in this survey will be kept confidential. The survey does not request enough information to identify individual respondents.

    If you are interested in voluntarily completing this brief survey, please follow the link to the online survey provided below.


    Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, Ashlyn Velte may be  reached at avelte@uidaho.edu 

  • 02 Aug 2018 10:12 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Original Job Post via Willamette University: https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Pacific-Northwest-Artists-Processing-Archivist_R0001332

    Instructions for Applicants:

    Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process.

    To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying for. If there is an application deadline, please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

    Position Summary:

    The PNAA Processing Archivist will process sixteen collections (approximately 420 linear feet) from the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive documenting the lives, careers, and relationships of a diverse group of artists.

    Willamette University’s department of Archives and Special Collections, a department within the Mark O. Hatfield Library, houses the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive (PNAA). A collaborative project between the WU Archives and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA), the PNAA is a Collection of materials related to the careers of artists who are or were active in Oregon or Washington for the major portion of their careers. Developed as a complement to the permanent collection of the HFMA, the Archives contains artists’ correspondence and writings, exhibition catalogues and brochures, press clippings, photographs, slides of artwork, business files, zines, and other materials related to the life and work of artists. The PNAA Advisory Group oversees the development of the Collection. The Archives also houses the University’s records and a rich Political Archive.

    This is a temporary, 18-month grant position funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). 


    • Develops and implements a comprehensive processing plan for the PNAA collections in concert with the University Archivist, including formulation and execution of procedures, goals, and schedules;
    • Prioritizes, appraises, arranges, preserves and creates original descriptions for collections according to current archival procedures and in-house processing guidelines;
    • Supervises student workers assisting on the project;
    • Creates records and notes as needed utilizing ArchiveSpace;
    • Conducts a preservation assessment and creates a plan for storage and migration of materials in accordance with best practices;
    • Provides reference assistance as needed for the collection;
    • Serves as liaison to the Community Advisory Board (CAB) and, with CAB input, identifies materials for digitization and exhibition while processing the collection;
    • Creates and publishes blog and social media posts related to the collections;
    • Responsible for the creation of metadata;
    • Responsible for encoding finding aids using EAD (or current technology).



    Education: Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Bachelor's degree required.

    Experience: Demonstrated experience in appraising, arranging, preserving and describing archival collections.

    Computer Skills: Microsoft desktop applications essential. Familiarity with EAD and DACS.


    • Demonstrated knowledge and application of archival principles and best practices.
    • Knowledge and application of EAD, metadata and specialized archival tools.
    • High level of research skills.
    • Knowledge of requirements for digitization.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and complete a comprehensive processing project.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of different people.
    • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, responsible decision making, and diplomacy and to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
    • Ability to work constructively and effectively with a diverse group of staff, donors, and researchers.


    Masters degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in a related field; graduate level coursework in archives administration.

    Experience with electronic formats and visual materials in an archival environment preferred.     


    Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.


    Intermittent physical effort involving lifting up to 40 pounds is required.

    You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section:

    • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
    • Current Resume

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    This job posting will close on August 22, 2018.

  • 23 Jul 2018 12:54 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    See details and apply here: https://ohs.applicantpro.com/jobs/832838.html

Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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