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Digital Archivist

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The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission: • Cover letter • CV/Resume • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references verifying permission with the candidate. Applications received by April 1, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Anticipated start date is September 15, 2017. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check. For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu. For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 009294
Working Title Digital Archivist
Classification Title Librarian
College Library (Adm)
Department Special Collections and University Archives
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the J. Murrey Atkins Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives is to connect people with the knowledge available in unique and rare resources. We work to preserve and share the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library’s strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives, the Digital Archivist will work collaboratively with departmental, library, and university colleagues to facilitate the acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital records of enduring value.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Develops, implements, and provides training on policies and procedures that facilitate the selection, acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital records in accordance with emerging standards and best practices

Works collaboratively to accession, arrange and describe born-digital and hybrid manuscript and University Archives collections using appropriate digital curation tools, archives management systems (i.e. ArchivesSpace), and Islandora repository infrastructure

Works collaboratively on digital repository development and workflows to enhance preservation, accessibility and discoverability of Special Collections and University Archives digital resources

Works collaboratively to provide advice and consulting services to university offices on best practices and workflows for preservation of electronic records

Works collaboratively to conduct web archiving activities to support manuscript and University Archives collections

Conducts outreach activities including workshops and presentations on personal digital archiving to members of the campus and Charlotte community

Trains departmental colleagues and student workers in the successful implementation of born-digital processing workflows

Selects, acquires, preserves and provides access to local government documents

Provides digital preservation expertise for library initiatives as needed

Participates in the conception and development of grant applications in support of born-digital initiatives

Participates in library and university committees

Participates in appropriate professional associations

Conducts scholarship activities alone and in collaboration with others

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience/Education

The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Demonstrated evidence of paid or unpaid work or internship experience with digital curation tools and workflows used to capture, process, and preserve born-digital records

Demonstrated understanding of basic archival principles and practices

Demonstrated understanding of both the fundamentals of digital preservation and the recent advancements in the field

Commitment to fostering an environment of multiculturalism and inclusion in the workplace

Experience teaching or training others (including non-archivists) in digital preservation, born-digital workflows or related topics

Excellent written, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Project management experience

Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services

Working knowledge of relevant metadata formats, standards and schema

Working knowledge or hands-on experience with digital repository platforms and archives management software

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

None

Special Notes to Applicants

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

• Cover letter
• CV/Resume
• Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references verifying permission with the candidate.

Applications received by April 1, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Anticipated start date is September 15, 2017.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

Job Open Date 03/03/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 04/03/2017
Proposed Hire Date 09/15/2017
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document