Approximate Date of Posting: May 3, 2017
Position: Archives Management Intern
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Company/Organization University of Kentucky
Time Frame: Temporary/Unspecified
Under the supervision of the University Archivist in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center and using ArchivesSpace and existing policies and procedures, the intern will conduct several specific accessioning, appraisal, and description projects; will conduct research in selected areas of appraisal and description of University records; will refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the University Archives. The intern may occasionally perform other duties as assigned. Specific projects will be selected from the following list based in intern interest and program priorities:
• Catch up on incomplete accessions/transfers from the records program
• Create accession records per college for primary copies of University publications
• Review all University Archives accessions for electronic records, contribute to refining and amplifying a classification scheme, and identify gaps in documentation of University units, functions, and activities.
• Review/appraise the uky.edu domain, especially for electronic publications in order to:
o Start planning for matching existing classifications, accession records, and publication titles with the Web-based versions or structures
o Explore feasibility of various levels of description
• Inventory copy 2s of University publications to identify and discard duplicates and fill in gaps in titles and years/issues
Required: Bachelor’s degree. Enrolled in or graduation from a master’s program in library science, public history, historic administration, or other degree with archival concentration. Have taken at least one graduate-level course in archival theory and practice. Excellent organizational, analytical, critical thinking, attention to detail, writing, typing, and communication skills. Ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed.
Preferred: Experience selecting, accessioning, and/or processing university, corporate, or other living organization’s records. Knowledge of born-digital records preservation and description, Web archiving, ArchivesSpace, and professional standards and models, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Bachelor’s degree. Enrolled in or graduation from a master’s program in library science, public history, historic administration, or other degree with archival concentration. Have taken at least one graduate-level course in archival theory and practice.