Digital Archivist

Special Collections & Archives/Digital Library Development Program


The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.


The University and the Library

With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels.  UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research.  UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants.  The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.


Responsibilities of the Position

The Digital Archivist is a new position shared between Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP).  Reporting to the directors of both programs (60% in SC&A; 40% in DLDP), the Digital Archivist will be responsible for leading efforts to appraise, preserve, describe, and provide access and security to born-digital materials collected by the UC San Diego Library.  Their work will have an emphasis on archival, manuscript, and other special collections materials, particularly digital content and electronic records received by SC&A.  They will also work with UC San Diego collections in the California Digital Library’s Web Archiving Service (WAS), as well as with other selected born-digital materials.  The Digital Archivist will also:



Minimum Qualification



Preferred Qualifications



Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.


Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.


Closing Date: Application consideration begins August 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to


Please provide the following:


AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.



Cristela Garcia-Spitz

Digital Library Development Program Project Manager

UC San Diego Library

9500 Gilman Drive 0175-D, La Jolla, California 92093-0175

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