Digitization Archivist/Instructor of Library Science

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Created: April 28, 2016


The Digitization Archivist/Instructor position reports to the Head Archivist. The position will select, prepare, and oversee digitization to increase the accessibility of the holdings of the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection (UAAMC), Louisiana Collection, and Rare Book Collection. Acquire, process, and preserve collections in digital format. Provide reference service to the collections. Prepare online exhibits utilizing the collections’ holdings. Maintain sites on social media promoting the collections. Create online finding aids. Assist in processing manuscript collections and University archives. Develop a plan for the conversion of analog holdings to digital formats. Seek grant funds to support the work of UAAMC. Work on the implementation of an Institutional Repository for UL Lafayette.  For more information about the position, please refer to http://personnel.louisiana.edu/employment-opportunities/faculty-unclassified-staff-position-announcements.


REQUIRED: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Additional coursework in history and archives management. Familiarity with professionally accepted library and/or archival standards of classification, indexing and cataloging, and knowledge of automated records storage and retrieval systems. Knowledge of professional records management principles and practices. Experience or training in thesaurus design and construction, and controlled-vocabulary indexing. Demonstrated ability to learn and master new and legacy systems quickly. Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written, analytical, and organization skills and be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with other library and university departments. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities. Knowledge of digitization processes and metadata creation. Knowledge of website design. DESIRED: Knowledge of professional standards for creating and maintaining a Trusted Digital Repository. Demonstrated skills at successful oral presentations, in training or in public settings. (EEO# LB6-15)


Published: Thursday, April 28, 2016 18:31 UTC

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