Librarian - Digital Repository / Archivist / Special Collections

Long Beach
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Created: September 29, 2013


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program and institution by the date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated post-MLS experience working with digital archives, digital repositories, and/or Special Collections in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice and technological applications related to digital repositories, archives, special collections, and records management.
  • Working knowledge of metadata description tools (EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL and other data structure standards) relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices as well as emerging trends for digital repositories, digital archives, and records management.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication skills, and project management skills.
  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating and serving a diverse student population.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional graduate degree OR certificate in Archival Studies, OR an Archival/Special Collections emphasis in an MLIS program.
  • Experience working collaboratively with college/university faculty, staff, and students.
  • Working knowledge / hands on experience with digital repository programs (i.e. DSpace, bepress, ContentPro, etc).
  • Strong technical skills: format validation and conversion methods; data integrity techniques and technologies; long term storage planning; and digital asset management systems.
  • Working knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues related to digital repositories, archives and special collections use.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources in a reference environment and/or classroom setting.
  • Ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Familiarity with preservation theory and current research and practices regarding risks to digital collections, such as technological changes, natural disasters, interoperability of software, and security issues.
  • A record of involvement in library and/or archivist professional organizations.
  • Oversee and manage the University’s digital institutional repository, Scholarship @ the Beach (S@tB).
  • Oversee the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives unit.
  • Oversee and manage the digitization of several archival collections.
  • Collaborate with library Technical Services staff and Academic Technology staff to make the digitized collections available via the library’s web portal.
  • Provide reference and consultation services to the student, faculty, and visiting scholar patrons; conduct library instruction for classes by interpreting and helping students to appreciate the unique and rare resources.
  • Assume responsibility for outreach and the marketing of S@B, Special Collections/Archives services to the campus and outside constituents.
  • Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Serve a rotation at the central reference desk approximately 6 hours per week including some nights and weekends.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship, including research and publication required for tenure and promotion.
  • Oversee the work of staff and student assistants assigned to S@B, Special Collections/Archives.

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