The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries is seeking forward-thinking,
dynamic applicants for the position of University
Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections,
this provides leadership in the management and use of the university's
digital, multimedia, and paper-based records and publications.
Responsibilities include managing the identification, appraisal, acquisition,
description, storage, access, preservation, and disposal of university
archives and publications, regardless of format. The
position collaborates with relevant partners in planning, creating, and
managing digitized and born-digital university content. The
University Archivist leads departmental efforts to capture, preserve, and make
accessible web content administratively and culturally significant to the
university, including material created by the administration, academic
departments, and student organizations.
This position provides reference assistance in support of the academic and
research uses of the collection; and initiates outreach and instruction to
teach library users how to effectively and efficiently locate information,
appropriate research methodologies, and specific resources and discovery
tools. The University archivist also engages in outreach
activities, products, and events that encourage faculty, staff, and the
general public to use university archives collections and services; and
supervises interns and volunteers.
Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Library or Information
Sciences or a Master's degree in Archival Science or an equivalent advanced
degree. Successful candidates are expected to have
knowledge about the issues pertaining to the management of institutional
records and records management principles and knowledge of trends in digital
preservation management and preservation reformatting.
Candidates are also expected to have one year experience with archival
processing and descriptive practices and standards, particularly with minimal
processing; one year experience in digitizing and working with digital content
management systems; and experience selecting, capturing, and preserving at
risk web content. Candidates should have at least six
months of experience in the following: digital preservation
or information management, including familiarity with tools and workflows to
support ingest and management of born digital records; experience working with
records retention schedules; and experience working with diverse groups of
people at all levels in an organization.
Preferred qualifications include one year experience with CONTENTdm and large-
scale digitization in an academic environment; experience with metadata
extraction, transformation, and repurposing; demonstrated experience with
Archive-It; demonstrated experience in curating digital content in archival
repository and digital content transformation tools; and one year experience
working in an academic environment that successfully demonstrates
collaboration with administrators, faculty, students, and
Salary: $43,104 (flexible, depending upon
qualifications). This is a full-time A&P, benefits-eligible
The UTSA Libraries Special Collections preserves the legacies of UTSA, San
Antonio, and South Texas through a rich array of primary
sources. Strengths of the collections include UTSA's
institutional history, San Antonio history, architecture, Mexican cookery,
women and women's history, and the Texas-Mexico border
region. The department has a growing digitization program,
is a leader in social media outreach and web archiving, and actively engages
with current and retired faculty.
The John Peace Library is nearing the end of a four-year renovation process
informed by fresh thinking on collection management and student intellectual
engagement. The libraries are well-integrated into the intellectual life of
campus through active partnerships with the Writing Center, Teaching and
Learning Center, and Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research
institute specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human
and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is
the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan
region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and
discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public
service. The university embraces multicultural traditions
and serves as the center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a
catalyst for socioeconomic development and commercialization of intellectual
property - for Texas, the nation, and the world.
San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a
charming and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill
Country. The city is recognized as having one of the most recession-proof
economies in the country, contributing to a low cost of living and inexpensive
real estate. With its vibrant ethnic traditions, rich history, thriving arts
scene, and 300 days of sunshine per year, San Antonio offers an exceptional
quality of life.
Closing Date: 09/16/2013
Visit https://www.utsajobs.com for more information and to apply.
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