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Digital Archivist

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP529W
Role Code Title Prof/Lecturer/11-12Mth
Position Title Digital Archivist
Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), the Digital Archivist will lead efforts to acquire, preserve, and provide access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials. In partnership with the Head of Digital Services and other members of the William & Mary Libraries’ Digital Services Advisory Group, the Digital Archivist will be part of digital program development, including providing vision and support for SCRC’s online presence and collection management system and the William and Mary Libraries’ digital archive. The Digital Archivist will collaborate with library and campus partners to develop a comprehensive digital preservation plan for William & Mary and provide leadership in assessing preservation and access needs for digital content. The successful candidate will coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tape, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and will implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation and access of this material. He/she will work closely with the University Archivist to develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials created by William & Mary, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records. The Digital Archivist will arrange and describe archives and manuscript collections in both paper and digital format. Supervision of students, volunteers, and interns is required. Regular reference shifts and desk coverage and assistance with special collections instruction is required.

Required Qualifications

● Master’s degree in Library Science, Archival Science, or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or its foreign equivalent) with an emphasis in archives and technology, or graduate degree in related discipline with relevant experience in archives and technology.
● Enthusiasm for and interest in utilizing technology and exploring the use of new technology.
● Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of archival management systems.
• Knowledge of current trends, tools, and protocols in digital archiving and preservation.

Advertised Pay Range $35,000-$47,000, commensurate with experience
Department Swem Library Operating - 361000
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

U10
Job Open Date 01/18/2017
Review Begin Date 02/18/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Professional FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:

This position may require additional hours beyond the typical work week, to include occasional overnight and weekend work as needed to meet the business needs of the operation; flexible hours may be possible.

Regular reference shifts and desk coverage and assistance with special collections instruction is required.

This is a restricted position and continued employment is dependent on funding.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please include a one paragraph response describing how you would promote diversity and inclusion as a member of our libraries.

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
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