The Lupton Library seeks a motivated, technology‐savvy, creative and
user‐focused professional to fillour new Digital Archivist
position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC).
Special Collections and University Archives houses, preserves, and provides
access to historical itemsand collections, particularly
those that relate to the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, the state
ofTennessee and the South, and supports the teaching and
research programs of the campus community.
The Department team consists of a one full‐time librarian and one staff member
working in anenvironment that stresses a progressive,
collaborative and customer‐focused approach to informationSpecial Collections consists of
four main areas: 1) Manuscripts, Personal Papers, and
LocalHistory, 2) Rare Books, 3) University Archives, and 4)
the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the ArlieHerron
Responsibilities of the Position
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the
Digital Archivist plays aleadership role in the
development, planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of digital
initiativesinvolving Special Collections materials and
Specific responsibilities include:
* Arrange, process, catalog, preserve, and make accessible to the public born and/or converteddigital archives and special collections materials though the acquisition, appraisal, description,management, and preservation of such records with historical, evidential, research, oradministrative value to the University.
* Plan, schedule, implement, and document standards, policies and best practicesrelated todigital collections, metadata and schema, workflow, and oversee the quality control of digitalwork.
* Participates in the creation of documentation, finding aids, and web guides for printand digitalcollections.
* Participate in the active management and preservation of a wide array of types ofincluding but not limited to university records and websites, manuscripts and personal papers,faculty research datasets, and scholarly publications.
* Participate in the development of the University's institutional repository.
* Promote Special Collections and University Archives materials and services to thecommunity through online finding aids, exhibits, special events, andoutreach activities, andproviding collection access to a global community.
* Participate in other duties in Special Collections such as guiding interns and studentassisting with donors, and monitoring the Special Collections Reading Room.
In addition, this position will collaborate with other library departments on
digital projects, hasresponsibility for regular reference
desk work (approximately 1‐2 hours per week),
collectiondevelopment in assigned subject areas, outreach
activities, committee assignments and other library‐wide efforts.
* Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited program.
* Knowledge of archival and digital theory and practice in managing, preserving, and providingaccess to digital objects in an academic library setting.
* Knowledge of preservation planning for print and electronic materials, including thecreation ofpreservation policies, procedures, and a disaster recovery plan.
* Knowledge of emerging trends in digital technologies as they relate to archival andpractices, and the ability to effectively use current technologies, acquire new technologicalskills, and resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner.
* Knowledge of web archiving, working with born digital personal papers or universityand issues related to working with large and complex research data sets andrelated collections.
* Knowledge of digital content standards, cataloging and metadata standards andschema such asMARC, XML, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, LCSH, MeSH, TGM I, NAF, AAT, as well as authorityrecords, AACR2 and RDA; and classification schema such as LCC and NLMC.
* Proven experience in managing digital collections, digital scanning, image editing, and/orwebpage design, and managing format conversion.
* Proven experience using a digital asset management system (e.g. Content Pro,DSpace).
* Ability to promote the use of the department's collections to university faculty,students, othermembers of the scholarly community, and the general public and experience incorporatingprimary source research in the curriculum and outreach.
* Demonstrated experience as a successful project manager and the ability toorganize, prioritizework and manage time.
* Possess a positive attitude and the ability to be flexible, future‐oriented in a dynamicteam‐oriented environment.
* Strong writing and oral communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively andmaintain effectiveworking relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students.
* Possess strong customer focus, a passion for the profession, and a deep commitmentto serviceand outreach in an academic community.
* Preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with atenure‐track faculty appointment.
* Commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
UTC Librarians are expected to participate in library‐wide and system‐wide
governance and service, and to be professionally
* Experience in collection development, instruction, and reference desk experience foracademic library.
* Demonstrated experience with repository platforms (e.g., Fedora, DSpace).
* Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property and privacy laws as they relate topublished andunpublished materials.
* Archives experience in an academic setting.
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