Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Hear Ye' Hear Ye' the 4th Oregon Archives Crawl is just around the corner

It is that time of the year again, time for falling leaves like old onionskin records crunching beneath your feet, the brisk air--somewhat reminiscent of the climate controls in a repository and the musty scent of autumn with its rarebook aroma.  As you can tell, it it is also time for the Oregon Archives Crawl!

This year OHSU Historical Collections & Archives will have a table at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) located at 1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550. Portland, OR 97201

We plan to have a multitude of examples from our collections centered around the theme of Multiculturalism  and some examples from our collections related to OHSU history, academics and perhaps a unique artifact or two!

More information can be found here:

We hope to see you there!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Job Posting: Public Services Coordinator, OHSU Historical Collections & Archives

Job Title: Public Services Coordinator, Historical Collections & Archives (Library Technician 3)      

Department: OHSU Library                                                         

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Monday - Friday; Salary range $18.84 - $25.25 per hour
Functions/Duties of Position
Responsible for day-to-day coordination of complex public services and programs in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives. Uses independent judgment and in-depth knowledge of collections and services to respond to patron needs. Supports outreach and public programming activities, including lectures, tours, classes, exhibits, and special events. Collaborates with library faculty, staff, student workers, and volunteers. Assists with developing departmental services, procedures, and workflows. Uses advanced searching and research skills to identify and locate materials in collections. Directs the work of student workers and volunteers. Responds to and resolves customer service issues.
Key Responsibilities
Public services: Prioritize, assign, and respond to reference questions and patron requests; schedule use of public service areas; identify, locate, and coordinate access to materials requested by researchers; coordinate requests for copies and scans; maintain security and preservation standards in public service areas; compile and report reference and instruction statistics. 

Outreach and public programs: In collaboration with library faculty and staff, support lectures, tours, classes, exhibits, and special events; update Website, online exhibits, blog, and social media content. Direct student workers and volunteers in paging and shelving materials and processing patron requests.

Coordinate custodial and facilities appointments; maintain clean and orderly public service areas.
Monitor departmental expenses; process billing for fee-based services.

Job Requirements
Required: Three years of library experience; OR A bachelor’s degree with 2 years of library experience; OR An associate’s degree and certification as a Library Assistant and 2 year of library experience; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience providing public services in special collections or archives. Experience with exhibits in a library, archives, or museum setting. Familiarity with organization and functions of special collections or archives. Experience searching bibliographic databases, online catalogs, and the internet. Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail is essential. Excellent communication and customer support skills. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision. Proficiency with Windows platforms, MS Office, Web page development skills.

Preferred: Experience with outreach and event planning. Knowledge of library and archives metadata standards.                           
Additional Details
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

How To Apply: Complete an online application at . Click “Search for Jobs” then search for IRC45012

P.S. We are also hiring for two student assistant positions in our archives program! These are great opportunities for current students - for more information, go to and search for IRC 44970 and IRC 44971, or search "archives" to see all our current postings.