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College Archivist

Primary Role

The College Archivist is responsible for the publicizing, organizing, preserving, and digitizing of essential college historical and cultural items: also the management, administration and educational role of the College Archives.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities


Chair the Institutional History Committee.

Prepare and administer policies for archival collection development and use. 

Initiate and maintain accession files of archival materials.

Train and supervise student and interns in handling and processing historical materials.

Prepare and administer annual budget of supplies and materials related to Archives.

Maintain Archives/Special Collections Web Page

Reference Access

Provide guidance and reference services to students, staff and other archives users.


Work with classes in using the Archives, in collaboration with teaching faculty.

College Advising.

Collection Development, processing and care

Processing current and incoming collections.

Ensure the security and safety of collections.

Care for collections through proper conservations techniques.

Collaborate on digitization and microfilming of essential materials.


Create displays and exhibits to increase knowledge and awareness of college history

Give talks on archives holdings in college history to staff, students and visitors.

Prepare and update informational materials on archives as needed.

Liaison between Archives and Friends of the Library Executive Committee


Serials responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision Required/Given

Ability to perform physical activities associated with library/archival environments.

Position Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and a demonstrated background, experience and/or understanding of archival work and the role of history in an institution are required.  Must be a collaborator.  A commitment to user-oriented archival services and excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with classes is needed. An appreciation and passion for Juniata College history and for working in a college environment is essential.