Archival Associate - SWC/SCL Sowell Coll
Position Description

This paraprofessional position holds responsibilities that may involve supervision of a work unit and/or the undertaking of specialized work requiring a high level of expertise, such as cataloging or processing of manuscript collections. Independent judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of tasks are used to accomplish the mission of the unit. Work is performed under general supervision within established policies with latitude for independent judgment. Evaluation is based upon a review of completed work and overall results obtained.

Major/Essential Functions

• Assists with processing of Sowell Collection and Rare Books manuscript collections.
• Creates detailed and accurate finding aids for Sowell Collection and Rare Books manuscript collections using spread sheets and Oxygen.
• Prepares reports on work accomplished.
• Performs basic copy cataloging for books for the Sowell Collection and Rare Books departments using OCLC, ALMA, LSCH, LC classification, and RDA.
• Assists with shelving of newly cataloged books.
• Assists with special projects relating to Sowell Collection and Rare Books, such as annual conferences, exhibits, and digitization efforts.
• Assists with hiring, training, and supervision of student assistants.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors' degree in a related field and one-year related experience; knowledge and competencies of Microsoft Office. Relevant specialized work experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis. Additional job-related education may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis. Ability to learn and work with computer applications unique to libraries or archives.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer coursework or degree in English. Prefer familiarity with the literature of place and the work of Sowell Collection writers as well as of emerging writers in the field. Ability to enter data into word documents, spreadsheets, and HTML. Proficiency with scanners for documents, photos, and other materials. Ability to catalog using OCLC and national cataloging standards. Knowledge of conservation/preservation procedures for different types of material.

Application Procedures:

1. Apply online at; enter via Staff portal and search for requisition 20029.
2. Shortcut URL:
3. Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, and Resume / CV
4. If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact Texas Tech University, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at or 806.742.3851.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 20029

Contact Information
Gale Soto
Texas Tech University
Human Resources, Box 41093
Lubbock, 79409