Unit Manager - Digital Archives

Lubbock, Texas
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Salary: 48,000
Created: September 14, 2023

Description

Position Description

Manages a unit within a department.  Plans, organizes and develops goals and procedures for the unit.  Represent the unit to administrators, outside agencies and others on relevant matters.  Supervises subordinate staff.

About the Department and/or College

Texas Tech University Libraries serve as a vital partner with students and faculty in their learning endeavors. The University Libraries' system comprises: (1) University Library, (2) Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, (3) Architecture Library, and (4) Peters Family Legacy Library. The University Library is a patent and trademark depository and is one of two regional depositories for U.S. government documents in Texas. The central focus of the Texas Tech University Libraries is to make available 3.72 million physical volumes, electronic resources, special collections and archives, and to offer services to students and faculty that enable academic and research success.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Creating digital archiving workflows, procedures, and policies.
  • Arranging, describing, and providing access to born-digital archival collections and describing them into finding aids.
  • Collaborating on the acquisition and accessioning of born-digital materials.
  • Ingesting and migrating digital items from a variety of current and legacy media formats.
  • Providing training and guidance to SWC/SCL staff on preserving and migrating born-digital materials.
  • Retrieving, or assisting supervisor with retrieving, born digital collections.
  • Assisting reference staff by responding to requests from internal and external patrons.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of or experience with professional archival standards, best practices, and technologies for accessing, arranging, describing, and preserving digital archival materials.
  • Experience with tools and software to ingest, curate, and deliver born-digital archival material, as well as transfer content from media such as hard drives, flash drives, floppy disks, servers, and others.
  • Experience with training colleagues, especially on technological tools, in a team-based environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with a team, sometimes across organizational boundaries.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus three years supervisory experience (broadly defined); OR a combination of education and/or supervisory experience to equal seven years.

Preferred Qualifications (Not required)

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or a Masters degree in public history or another humanities field with coursework in digital preservation, digital archives, or related subjects.
  • Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
  • Knowledge of or experience with professional archival standards, best practices, and technologies for accessing, arranging, describing, and preserving digital archival materials.
  • Experience with tools and software to ingest, curate, and deliver born-digital archival material, as well as transfer content from media such as hard drives, flash drives, floppy disks, servers, and others.
  • Experience with training colleagues, especially on technological tools, in a team-based environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with a team, sometimes across organizational boundaries.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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