The Fort Worth Library is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of
Senior Librarian Digital Archivist. The qualified candidate will demonstrate
an in-depth knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and trends in
archival theory and concepts; archives management; and knowledge of general
print and electronic information resources. Must be knowledgeable in the
legal, fiscal, administrative and historical value of archive records
including experience in evaluating, appraising, and accessioning archive
collections. A minimum of two years of professional experience in a
manuscript, archival or special collections setting, including development and
digitization of archive collections; knowledge of metadata schemes used in the
development of archival finding aids; collections processing; preservation
techniques. Experience with a digital asset management system is required,
preferably CONTENTdm; the ability to oversee and administrate a digital
archive including selection of digital collections; creation of metadata,
collection and server rights selection; digital conversion; website
customization; and publishing of digital content. The ability to learn new
programming languages is required. The successful candidate will advise the
library on industry changes to file formats; prepare proposals for external
funding for digital preservation projects; and prepare specifications for
vended services. Excellent organizational skills; an awareness of current
trends in collection development; strong Internet and computer skills; a track
record of successful adult programming for diverse communities.
Skills / Requirements
Masters Degree in library science from an ALA accredited school PLUS 2 years
increasingly responsible professional library and digital archives experience.
Training and supervisory experience in archives management and support of a
digital file management system is preferred. Working some evenings and
weekends is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are Certified
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:This position is responsible for supporting the units
ongoing operations, including digitization and publication of archive
collections to the Librarys Digital Archives; selection and collection
development; organization and description of archival collections;
reference/research services by telephone, e-mail, and in person; and
developing innovative approaches to deliver superior customer service.
MISC. REQUIREMENTS:WORKING CONDITIONS
Library environment; exposure to computer screens.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition
necessary for moderate or light lifting; sitting, walking or standing for
prolonged periods of time.
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