Society of Southwest Archivists

Archivist | Texas Legislative Reference Library (Austin, TX)

  • 02 Aug 2022 3:21 PM
    Message # 12871015
    Hannah Wood (Administrator)

    SALARY: $4,170/month

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the Legislative Reference Library team, this individual collects, organizes, analyzes, and preserves records, documents, and manuscripts; prepares inventories, indexes, guides, and aids to facilitate access to information; and provides reference and research services.


    • Appraises, organizes, and processes archival collections in paper-based or in electronic formats that may include materials such as photos, recordings, videos, and other documents.
    • Identifies, analyzes, and arranges records; and prepares inventories, indexes, and finding aids that facilitate staff and public access to records.
    • Records the origins of archival materials.
    • Catalogs collections and maintains records.
    • Provides general reference and research services.


    • May conduct workshops on library or archival services.
    • May advise legislative offices on archival practices.
    • May review records for information excepted from the Public Information Act.
    • May identify materials needing repair and make basic repairs.
    • May provide guidance to others.
    • May assist in indexing legislation and other legislative session-related activities.


    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a graduate degree in history, government, library science, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of professional archival methods, practices, procedures, and standards.
    • One year of experience processing archival collections.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Outlook, and Word.
    • Basic knowledge of primary legal and legislative research materials.
    • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


    • Experience processing digital archival collections.
    • Experience with digital repository systems.
    • Experience creating finding aids using DACS and EAD.
    • Experience with digital preservation tools, such as BitCurator, Bag-It, Archivematica, or Preservica. 
    • Knowledge of Texas state government and the Texas legislative process.

    For more info on position and how to apply:

    Last modified: 02 Aug 2022 3:22 PM | Hannah Wood (Administrator)

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