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UTSA Libraries University Archivist
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
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
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 alumni.
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 Tomás 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 for more information and to apply.
This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
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