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Created: March 28, 2013


Posting Number: 0602256
Position Type: Faculty
Department: LIB - ADM OFFICES

General Description:
This is a professional, faculty position responsible for implementing the library's digital archival and special collections infrastructure by developing the digital repository and departmental websites. Responsible for providing leadership to specific activities involving copyright, digitization and preservation standards, quality control, materials preparation and usability studies. Responsible for all operations of the East Texas Research Center (ETRC) in the absence of the ETRC director. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the director of the East Texas Research Center.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Oversees processing for the appraisal and ingestion of material into the digital repository.
2. Maintains and updates the departmental websites.
3. Collaborates with staff and departments to assess the appropriateness and applicability of digital initiatives projects.
4. Develops digitization guidelines and best practices and trains staff to ensure quality control and preservation of digitized collections.
5. Serves as community liaison to provide training on the maintenance and management of digital and digitized materials.
6. Creates online exhibits.
7. Conducts oral histories and creates collections in the digital repository.
8. Stays abreast of developments and emerging trends in scholarly communication in the digital environment.
9. Assists in the preservation and conservation of ETRC materials.
10. Performs reference service and research assistance for ETRC clientele.
11. Maintains statistical data and conducts usability studies.
12. Participates in the hiring, training and supervision of Center staff.

Non-Essential Job Functions:
1. Participates in recruitment and retention activities as appropriate.
2. Serves as needed on library and university committees.
3. May be required to work a flexible schedule including weekend or evening duty.
4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of professional standards and regulations.
3. Knowledge of archival standards and best practices including processing archival collections and creating finding aids.
4. Knowledge of digital asset management systems and other applications.
5. Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheets, databases and word-processing software.
6. Skill in basic web development.
7. Ability to learn office and university-specific software.
8. Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time.
9. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
10. Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
11. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a public history program with an emphasis in archival studies is required.

Experience and Training:
Two years of related experience is preferred. Formal training in archival management and preservation is required. Familiarity with historical research methods is required.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special Instructions: List Three References

Minimum Pay Rate: 40,300

Mid Point Pay Rate: 44,800

Contact Name(s): Shirley Dickerson, Library Director

Contact Phone/Extension: 936/468-4101

Contact Email:

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