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Library Information Associate, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Established in 1958, Special Collections, a nationally recognized repository, includes rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, photographs and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond. Special Collections serves the University of Arizona Libraries as the holder of primary research materials chiefly in the fields of Literature, Arizona and Southwestern History, and the Sciences. Gathered here too are important and substantial collections relating to the lands and peoples of Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico.


  • Assist with the survey and identification of all multimedia materials for digitization and to actively assist with development and implementation of digitization workflows and policies for multimedia collections in the department, and physical reformatting of multimedia materials in the department's in-house Audio-Visual Lab.
  • Complete related project work including: preparing selected collections for digitization, assigning metadata, and uploading content to Libraries delivery platforms.
  • Create metadata and access points for archival materials through the use of ArchivesSpace, EADMARC, and other standards and frameworks.
  • Intellectually organize, process, and rehouse archival materials.
  • Create/prepare DACS complaint finding aids and collection records.
  • May assist with reference inquiries, instruction, and creation of exhibits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience processing archival collections with appropriate professional standards, such as DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).
  • Experience using one or more digital repository systems, including DSpace and Omeka, and archival collections management systems including ArchivesSpace.
  • Experience working with metadata schemas, including Dublin Core, PBCore, and EAD.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift items up to 40 pounds and retrieve materials from shelves.


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