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Digital Archivist Resident Librarian

Digital Archivist Resident Librarian

The University of Chicago Job Location: Illinois Date Created: 03-20-2015

Working closely with Archives staff, the Digital Archivist Resident Librarian supports acquisition of digital archives in all formats and provides knowledge and expertise in refining policies and procedures for digital records in the University Archives. The Resident Librarian participates in the creation of standards, policies, procedures, and tools for processing, discovery, and access to University Archives content held in the Library Digital Repository. This position is contingent on the availability of funding.

Archives and Manuscripts Collection Development

  • Collaborates with other staff to survey, appraise, and ensure proper transfer of electronic files and records to the Archives
  • With other Library staff, consults with University offices and Library donors on best practices for storage, maintenance, and description of electronic records and other digital objects 
  • Identifies new and existing campus publications in electronic form and identifies strategies for acquisition and preservation
  • Works with archivists to identify online material produced by University units and members of the University community for acquisition through web archiving initiatives

Acquisitions and Management of Electronic Records

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for development, refinement and implementation of procedures and workflows for electronic record appraisal, accessioning, description, and management 
  • Researches, recommends, and implements policies, standards, and practices for electronic records and digital collections 
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends tools and resources for new digital collection initiatives
  • Collaborates with Library staff to develop and implement discovery and access tools and workflows for born-digital materials 
  • Investigates digital forensics tools and develops policies and procedures for use during accessioning and processing of digital materials
  • Collaborates with SCRC archivists to develop policies and procedures for identification of and controlled access to collections containing sensitive or restricted material 
  • Works with Library staff to develop policies and procedures for web archiving 
  • In collaboration with Archives staff, arranges visits to conduct on-site evaluation and review of digital records

Required Qualifications
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, or PhD in history or related field; minimum of two years' experience working in an academic or research library; previous experience working with born-digital records; demonstrated knowledge of systems for management of born-digital materials and skill in using technologies and strategies for digital preservation, description, discovery, and access to digital content; knowledge of ethical and legal concerns affecting acquisition, management, and access to digital collections; knowledge of archival theory and practice as demonstrated through experience performing archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation; knowledge of metadata standards relevant to the description and preservation of digital materials; ability to conceptualize and manage large collections in diverse formats; ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.

Apply for this position at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53923.
Please submit a cover letter, CV and reference contact information through the above site by April 24, 2015.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.


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