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Williams College Libraries

Williams College, a liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts, seeks an Archivist who will embrace emerging technologies, promote and develop Special Collections in innovative ways, and take a creative and flexible approach to collection management. Williams continues to transform its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a college library in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Williams Libraries values excellent personal service, innovative library instruction, and effective intellectual access to collections. The successful candidate will excel in a broad range of archival functions: collection development, reference, outreach, instruction, arrangement and description. Williams Libraries provides generous support for continuing professional development. This is a full-time, year-round appointment reporting to the Head of Special Collections. Occasional holiday, weekend and evening hours may be required.


  • Provide reference and research services in Special Collections
  • Develop, plan, and teach instruction sessions featuring Special Collections resources
  • Develop, plan, and install exhibits featuring Special Collections resources
  • Engage faculty, students, staff, and alumni in Special Collections resources and services
  • Develop Archives collections through donor relations and purchases
  • Contribute to digital collection management


  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework in Archives or Archival Management. In selected instances, a graduate degree in a related discipline may be substituted.
  • Working knowledge of methods in archival management, reference, and engagement.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
  • At least two years' experience working in Archives

Preferred qualifications:

  • Degree specializing in archival management.
  • Experience in archival arrangement and description.
  • Experience providing special collections research and reference services.
  • Experience providing special collections instruction.
  • Experience with archival management systems such as ArchivesSpace.
  • Experience with metadata and descriptive standards including DACS, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, DCRM, and VRA core.
  • Experience with institutional repositories such as Islandora, bepress, Hydra, or DSpace.

In your cover letter, address your working knowledge of methods in archival management, reference, and engagement, and how your education and experience will support our commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. Include three references with your resume.

For optimal consideration, please submit resume materials by July 8, 2018. Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled. Job group 3-A.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at [email protected].

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts with access to Albany, Burlington (VT), Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Distinguished by a reputation for outstanding, inclusive teaching and scholarship, academic excellence, and exceptional alumni loyalty, the college is committed to building and supporting a diverse learning community of approximately 2,100 undergraduates.

Beyond fully meeting its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the college is committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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