We’re Hiring! Informational Webinar for Open Positions

We're hiring! graphicJoin us for a virtual information session on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. to share details of three open positions in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library: Exhibitions Coordinator, Reference and Instruction Librarian/Archivist, and Digital Archivist.

Register for full details—or, to receive a recording of the webinar if you can’t join at the scheduled time: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4E-mssAKRj2pY0Ij0zSyZw

Exhibitions Coordinator
Status: Apply online in Workday; application review began December 6, 2023
Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions, the Exhibitions Coordinator will assist in the planning, production, promotion, and management of physical and online exhibitions. This role also supports the Library’s Registrar functions to track, document, and prepare materials requested for loan by internal and external organizations, and is a key member of the Small Special Collections Library’s outreach effort, assisting in programming, events, tours, social media, and other activities that promote exhibitions and the accessibility of our collections.

Digital Archivist
Status: Apply online in Workday 
Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Digital Archivist facilitates acquisition, processing, discoverability, and access for the rare and unique holdings of Small Special Collections. This position will primarily be responsible for processing digital archival materials, utilizing ArchivesSpace to create finding aids and digital objects for online publication to full national standards. Primary duties will also include leading and managing the Special Collections web archiving program.

Reference & Instruction Librarian/Archivist
Status: Apply online in Workday; application review began January 8, 2024
The Reference and Instruction Librarian/Archivist will join the reference team in Special Collections and will report to the Head of Operations. This position will be responsible for providing excellent research support for students, faculty, scholars, and community members in addition to providing instruction support for students. Duties include managing reference desk, responding to remote reference requests, and reading and interpreting library catalog records and finding aids.

About the Small Special Collections Library:

Staff in the Small Special Collections Library steward an extraordinary collection documenting American history, particularly early American; American and English literature; bibliography, book history, and book arts; African American studies; the built environment; history of the state of Virginia and the University of Virginia; and material culture. As significant as our collections are, we recognize that there are silences and gaps in the documentary record.  The ideal candidates for these positions are intellectually curious and eager to learn the stories revealed in our collections, to build upon them, and to share them widely.

Thank you for your interest in our job openings!

3 thoughts on “We’re Hiring! Informational Webinar for Open Positions

  1. Dear friends,
    This is not about the jobs, but rather an update on one of your collections–dealing with the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), one of the main New Left groups of the 1960s, and one in which UVa students (and faculty, like Paul Gaston) played an important role (three of the four SSOC chairmen had been students at UVa). The organization’s history was rescued from oblivion by a UVa grad student, Gregg Michel, who wrote his dissertation on the organization (later published as a book) and promoted the creation of an archive in your library.
    I wanted to let you know that a 60th (and perhaps last, given our advancing ages) reunion of SSOC is being held next June in Nashville. If anyone is curious to see and meet the aging activists from the civil rights, antiwar and women’s movement in the south, that would be a wholesale (and perhaps last) chance to do it.
    I paste in below a mailing that just went out to the old SSOC activists. Print it off, file it, pass it on, think about it as you will. I just wanted to be sure that you know it is going to happen.
    David Nolan (UVa ’67, now in St. Augustine, Florida):
    [here is the mailing to the group]:
    Dear SSOC Colleague,

    We are officially announcing the opening of registration for the 60th SSOC Reunion, to be held June 14-16, 2024, and to be hosted at the Scarritt Bennett Center, just minutes away from SSOC’s historic national headquarters in Nashville, TN!

    Exciting speakers, workshops, discussions & sessions are being finalized… and we absolutely welcome your suggestions! A detailed conference agenda & schedule will be provided in coming weeks. All attendees will have the opportunity to share their life experiences.

    The conference fee is a modest $250 to cover all meals (prepared by executive chef, Jennifer Threadgill), as well as the Scarritt Bennett venue & all meeting rooms.

    Accommodations are reasonable, with rooms starting at $80 per night. Check out the attached PDF conference flyer for detailed instructions on how to reserve your room (once you are registered, including your SSOC Room Fee Discount Code) and for other logistics.

    Attendees will also receive a Commemorative SSOC Reunion Poster and other “swag” giveaways at the event!

    You can pay your conference fee by phone via Credit Card, Venmo, Zelle, or Cash App, by simply calling Grant Cooper at 504-813-9922. Checks can also be accepted.

    Dave Nolan
    Howard Romaine
    Roger Hickey
    Grant Cooper

    P.S. Feel free to call Grant for any questions you have regarding the 60th SSOC Reunion! cell: 504-813-9922 | email: grant@resupro.com

    Join Us in Nashville!

    Roger Hickey
    Campaign for America’s Future
    cell: (202) 270-0300

  2. I’m very interested in this webinar and would love to attend, but I have an unmovable conflict at 2 pm EST on Dec. 4; is there any chance the webinar could be recorded? Or the information discussed during it made available some other way?

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