Digital Archivist
Benedictine University

The Digital Archivist will collect, organize, and make accessible digital
resources relating to the history of the institution and other areas of focus
for special collections. Responsibilities will include: ensuring effective
appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and service of
born-digital collections according to archival standards; collaborating with
other university departments and library staff to develop and sustain a
program for stewardship of born digital and digitized material; working with
the Archives & Special Collections Librarian to increase public knowledge of
materials held by the Archives and Special Collections through public
programming and development of exhibits and web content; providing reference
and research and instruction services to archival users, including faculty,
students, and independent researchers.


Education: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent including
archival coursework or masters in history with an emphasis in archival

Experience: 1-3 years in archival repository, academic library, or similar

Specific Skills: Familiarity with metadata and data structure standards
relevant to the archival control of digital materials (e.g., EAD, Dublin Core,
METS, MODS, PREMIS, XML/XSL). Experience with born-digital archiving. Strong
background in archives theory and best practices, including their application
to born-digital content and electronic records. Familiarity with records
management practices. Knowledge of specifications for digital repository
systems and related technologies, including auditing/checksum software, write
blockers, file format identification, file migration, and media conversion.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to
work independently and in a team environment. Strong planning, project
management and problem solving skills. Commitment to public services.

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, and Certifications: Digital Archives Specialist
certification preferred; Academy of Certified Archivists certification

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Student Assistants

Application Process: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of
three professional references.

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