Digital Archivist

Winter Park
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Created: October 12, 2012


Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented library archivist to help with the design, development and implementation of a digital archive and record management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections & Systems Department, the Digital Archivist will play a key role in collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution.

As the oldest institution of higher education in Florida, Rollins maintains a rich archive of the history of the college and of central Florida, and an impressive array of special collections. We already have a decade of experience in digitizing archival documents, managed using ContentDM, years of experience in creating online finding aids, most recently using Archon, and since 2009 we have maintained an institutional repository of faculty and student scholarship, using Digital Commons. The existing staff of one professional archivist/librarian, one support professional, and two student employees are excited to be joined by a digital archivist who can lead our efforts to collect, organize, and make accessible the born-digital documents and objects created by the Rollins community. Consult our website for more information on our Archives & Special Collections.

This is a tenure-track faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. The successful candidate will, like all full-time librarians at Rollins, participate in reference service, instruction and liaison with academic departments.

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent degree, and working experience or significant coursework in archival science, records management, digital curating or digital preservation are required.

A second master's in an academic discipline is preferred. Two or more years of experience in electronic record management or digital archives are strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: working knowledge of modern archival practices and understanding of digital record management; familiarity with standard principles and practices for item description/metadata; ability to effectively plan and manage projects from vision to evaluation; solid computer skills and the ability to learn new tools quickly; ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; ability to work in a team environment and independently; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library/archival profession.

Applicants must apply via this employment website and upload the following materials when applying for this position:
  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vita/resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
Cover letters should be addressed to:

Professor Wenxian Zhang
Head of Archives & Special Collections

Review of applications will begin Fall 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants must apply online via this employment website,

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

Rollins College, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Florida, is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located on a beautiful lakeside campus in Winter Park, FL, a Metro Orlando community. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the College website.


Published: Friday, October 12, 2012 01:56 UTC

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