The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (A.A.N.A.), headquartered in north suburban Park Ridge, Illinois, is seeking an Archivist & Records Manager, also known as the Archivist & Librarian. The Archivist & Records Manager, also known as the Archivist & Librarian, oversees the AANA archives, manuscripts, oral history, and library collections and is responsible for the AANA records management.
The Archivist-Librarian coordinates research and answers reference requests from A.A.N.A. members, staff, outside organizations, and the general public. He or she is responsible for document and artifact accessions and appraisals, as well as the arrangement and description of AANA organizational records, personal papers relating to the nurse anesthesia profession, oral history collections, and anesthesia equipment using current archival principles and practices.
The Archist-Librarian develops the electronic records management program for Archives; administers the records management program; catalogs archival and library collections in collection management software (Discovery Proficio); responds to internal and external reference requests; coordinates the AANA oral history project; digitizes images, textual records, and audiovisual items; catalog digitized items into CONTENTdm; creates traditional and online exhibits relating to AANA and nurse anesthesia history; writes articles or edits submissions for a historical column in the AANA Journal; contributes to the AANA News Bulletin and to the biweekly e-mail newsletter; posts archives/history-related items to Facebook and Twitter; maintains and updates the Archives-Library’s web site; purchases books, serials, dissertations and theses for the AANA Library; routes serial subscriptions to staff; performs literature searches utilizing PubMed; prepares and administers the yearly departmental budget; assists the AANA History & Archives Society in its work to preserve and promote nurse anesthesia history; travels to the AANA Annual Meeting and for other Archives-Library activities as needed. Other duties may be assigned.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice; knowledge and experience with electronic records management programs; the ability to perform literature searches and internet searches; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; knowledge of oral history production; excellent written communication skills; and strong organizational and time-management skills. He or she must possess visual and auditory abilities to read and communicate, both orally and in writing/typing.
In terms of education and experience, he or she must have three-to-five years’ of experience appraising, arranging, and describing archival materials, and experience with business or organizational records is preferred. The AANA prefers he or she must have experience with records management, digitization projects, exhibit creation, and project planning.
The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in history or library science, including formal training in archival principles and practices, and be a Certified Archivist. It would be splendid if the successful candidate was also a Certified Records Manager.
Previous experience at another professional association is preferred. As stated above, this job requires out-of-town travel for the AANA Annual Meeting and for other Archives-Library related activities. The position involves in-office work, performing a variety of tasks concurrently.
Resumes should be submitted online. The AANA headquarters is located at 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4037.