Instructional and Digital Archivist

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Created: May 12, 2014


Carthage College is accepting applications for a Digital Archivist who will provide enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership for the Staubitz Archives, including providing instructional services and leading the creation and usage of digital repositories.

The Instructional and Digital Archivist provides leadership in the management of the College's electronic records, working with the Hedberg Library team to identify and implement best practices for organization, preservation and promotion of both print and born-digital materials. In support of the College's emphasis in undergraduate research and global education, the Instructional and Digital Archivist will play a key role in the implementation of institutional repositories and preservation practices including providing guidance and instruction to contributors.

The Instructional and Digital Archivist ensures effective reference services and research support for the holdings of the Staubitz Archives as well as the larger Hedberg Library collection; engages in education and outreach regarding the materials in Staubitz Archives and their classroom use; and develops relationships with professional organizations, other educational institutions and vendors for the mutual benefit of Carthage and to the larger community. The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of a team of undergraduate student employees who assist with the management, preservation, research, and outreach goals of the Staubitz Archives and special collections.

Carthage has a solid existing base of digitized institutional records and has recently been expanding its digital record holdings and automating office workflows using digital records. The Instructional and Digital Archivist will be the primary consultant for offices implementing their own sustainable record and workflow management as well as initiating an institutional repository for academic artifacts.

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library and information services colleagues and the college community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively. The successful candidate will also possess problem-solving and decision-making skills; have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; and to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate will have exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time and project management skills as well as a strong commitment to public service.

Basic Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLIS with a concentration in archives, records management, and/or instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and best practices to support the management of archival functions such as accessioning, processing, and description.
  • Background with digital records management, including workflow. Experience with imaging systems and repositories. OnBase experience preferred.
  • Experience planning and managing a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records.
  • Experience designing and updating web pages and establishing and maintaining an interactive and engaging social media presence.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and three references to Review of applications will begin on June 1. For more information, please email questions to the address above.


Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 15:36 UTC

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