Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator

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Created: September 30, 2014


This position will assist in the development, coordination and promotion of a fifteen month curriculum focused on emphasizing the lifecycle of digital preservation and access with specific attention to tribal needs and relevant issues. Reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship and Curation (DSC). DSC is a new unit within the Libraries that encompasses all of the digital projects, assets and collections that the Libraries creates and maintains. In a broader context, the formation of DSC recognizes existing collaborations between the Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences and signals an expanded relationship in the future.

Position Details:

With the support and direction of WSU Libraries and College of Arts and Sciences faculty involved with the project this position will assist in coordinating the curriculum for a 15-month training program aimed at Tribal heritage institutions at the beginning stages of digitizing their collections. The digital materials created for the cohorts will be accessed through a CMS called Mukurtu ( Specifically, this position will:

1. Create learning materials to be used for in-person and virtual trainings in conjunction with colleagues with expertise in relevant areas or individually as needed to support the training of the cohorts in the lifecycle of digital preservation and access.
2. Develop tailored instruction to meet the needs of individual cohorts.
3. Deliver training in-person and virtually.
4. Assess the effectiveness of all instruction materials and revises content and delivery as appropriate.
5. Participate in the “data audition” activities at Tribal facilities to gain an understanding of cohort member’s collections and infrastructure prior to moving through the training program.
6. Support cohort members with their use of Mukurtu, as it relates to their movement through the training.
7. Provide advice and/or assistance on the application of metadata standards for describing unique collections.
8. Provides timely reports to the Head of DSC.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development:
Participate in appropriate scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member; engage in library-wide initiatives as appropriate; maintain current awareness of trends and advancements in academic librarianship, and actively participate in appropriate meetings and organizations.


Published: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 16:24 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC