Digital Preservation Librarian

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Salary: starting at $50,000
Created: March 8, 2022


The Syracuse University Libraries is reconstituting its applicant pool for the position of Digital Preservation Librarian, originally posted in August 2021!  

We invite applications from creative and inquisitive individuals to join our newly-formed Department of Digital Stewardship who are ready to work closely with our small – but dedicated – cross-organizational Digital Library team to produce, manage, create access to, and preserve our digital content across a variety of platforms and services that comprise our digital library infrastructure. 

In particular, the Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the Libraries’ digital preservation efforts to ensure long-term preservation and persistent access to the Libraries’ unique digitized and born-digital content, act as the Libraries’ expert in digital preservation practices and processes, and serve as the platform manager for the Libraries’ digital preservation system (Preservica). We are committed to ensuring the incumbent’s success in this role and will provide our new Digital Preservation Librarian with the necessary mentorship and training they need to thrive. 

If you have previously applied to this position, you need not re-apply. The interview team will reach out to include potential candidates. If you have previously applied to this position and would like to share new information about yourself or your potential in this role, please contact the Libraries’ Director of Operations, Daniel Sarmiento ( or the Head of Digital Stewardship, Déirdre Joyce ( directly. New applications will be considered through March 25. 

A complete and detailed job description, with instructions on how to apply can be found here: 

The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and equitable workforce.  We are fully committed to hiring and developing diverse talent and believe deeply in equity, diversity of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.  We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given role. We strongly encourage those who share these values to apply and welcome applicants with a range of experience and qualifications. 

Syracuse University Libraries’ staff actively supports the research and teaching mission of the University. If you are looking for exceptional benefits and a place to grow a career that supports your professional goals, and if you value friendly, curious, and (frankly) amazing colleagues, then the Syracuse University Libraries is the place for you! 

We welcome applications for the position at the ranks of Assistant Librarian and Senior Assistant Librarian. The minimum starting salaries for the various ranks of Librarian at Syracuse University are: 

  • Assistant Librarian: $50,000/year 

  • Senior Assistant Librarian: $55,000/year 

  • Associate Librarian: $65,000/year 

  • Librarian: $75,000/year 




Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 23:32 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 23:32 UTC