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Job: Digital Archives Specialist at Abilene Christian University

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Nonexempt/Full time

  
For the purposes of ACU's Background Check and Self-Reporting Policy, this
position is classified as security sensitive.

  
The key principles of this job are to:

  
Support ACU's Mission: Educate students for Christian service and leadership
throughout the world.

Support ACU's 21st Century Vision: By 2020, ACU will become the premier
university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders.

  
Scope: The Digital Archives Specialist executes the plan of work developed and
directed by the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives, Special Collections,
and University Archives to provide access through the West Texas Digital
Archive to rare books and archival materials held in ACU's Special Collections
in service to teaching and learning. Reports to the Associate Dean of Digital
Initiatives, Special Collections, and University Archives. This position is
grant funded, renewable annually for up to three years, with the possibility
of extension.

  
I. Basic Responsibilities

A. Manages West Texas Digital Archive projects for ACU.

B. Trains and supervises library student workers assigned to WTDA projects.

C. Other duties as assigned, including support for preservation, research, and
teaching related to digital archives at ACU.

  
II. Essential Duties include the following

Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

A. Manages and carries out collection preparation and digitization

B. Executes metadata creation, revision, and curation

C. Coordinates uploading of ACU projects with ALC staff

D. Arranges reciprocal digitization services with ALC members as required

E. Coordinates the creation of catalog records for WTDA with ACU Technical
Services

F. Cooperates with colleagues to enhance the visibility and usefulness of
digital archives in the digital teaching and learning environment.

G. Provides timely, helpful, and friendly assistance for researchers using
ACU collections

H. Provides supervision, mentoring, training, and scheduling of student
workers toward the accomplishment of the above goals

  
III. Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills

Proficiency with ordinary office software and mobile technology

Demonstrated proficiency in interacting with readers and researchers in a
friendly, professional manner

Facility in use of social media and/or podcasting as instructional media

B. Training Modules Required

Orientation to Special Collections

PastPerfect archival management software

Introduction to Archival principles, policies & procedures

Training in procedures for all aspects of managing ACU's collections in WTDA,
including repository interface and metadata standards.

  
IV. Qualifications

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. This position
requires the employee to be a professing Christian and to be willing to
support the Christian mission of ACU.

A. Professional

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (required).

Graduate or professional training in history, library science, language,
archives, pedagogy, web design/marketing, or divinity (preferred).

Two years' experience as an employee, intern, student worker, or researcher in
a library, museum, Familiarity with or academic training in the history and
culture of the Stone-Campbell religious reform movement (preferred).

B. Personal

High degree of organizational ability and efficiency.

Ability to pay attention to numerous details.

Approachable; enjoys understanding and adapting to information and educational
needs in a variety of access situations.

Friendly, collaborative, and forthright habits of communication

Good work habits, such as punctuality, neatness, responsibility.

  
V. Physical Demands

A. Working at computer screen for most of the day.

B. Tolerating a physical environment that is cooler than usual.

C. Not excessively allergic to paper, inks, bindings, or similar items.

D. Can lift up to 20 pounds.



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