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Office of the Dean

Librarian and Archivist

Librarian
Associate Librarian
Senior Assistant Archivist
Assistant Librarian

Archivist
Associate Archivist
Senior Assistant Archivist
Assistant Archivist

Professional librarians and archivists are responsible for administration, development, and management of library programs and collections

A librarian has professional, graduate-level training and experience, including an M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree and evidence of subject expertise if required for the position. The responsibilities involve the administration of libraries and the development and management of library programs and collections in support of teaching and research. A librarian is appointed to one of the four ranks (assistant librarian, senior assistant librarian, associate librarian and full librarian). Thereafter, Library procedures govern librarian promotions.

An archivist has professional, graduate-level training and experience. An archivist’s responsibilities involve the administration of archival collections and programs. The ranking system, educational requirements, and terms of appointment are the same as those for librarians.

Administrative Notes

  • The titles reflect salaried positions that are subject to affirmative action regulations.
  • Procedures governing appointment, reappointment, and promotion of professional librarians and archivists are available in the Library Human Resources Office.

Last Updated: August 20, 2017 at 7:43 am