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Digital Archivist
Broome Library, California State University Channel Islands

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands (CI) provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CI is committed to creating a diverse population that can live, work, and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, racial or cultural background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

The Digital Archivist works with the CSU Channel Islands campus to establish an effective and sustainable digital preservation program (including managing the University’s institutional repository); actively participates in the processing and description activities taking place in Unique Collections for digital materials; and develops best practices and training in metadata for digital scholarship. Creates policies, procedures, and work flows to establish, implement, and coordinate a digital preservation program for Unique Collections. The Digital Archivist will, in turn, advise and assist the campus at large with the long-term preservation of its digital content and resources. The Digital Archivist will assist in the Broome Library’s development of general collections, policies, and services, and management of daily operations related to the acquisition, processing, digitization, organization, and access of unique collections. Engages in professional and scholarly activities that enhance the university, the library, the community, or the library profession; serves as liaison to other university faculty; provides reference and instruction services.

The Digital Archivist will:
·       Enhance opportunities to collaborate on digital collections with regional partners;
·       Capture and preserve artifacts of student excellence;
·       Develop immersive interdisciplinary courses;
·       Expand opportunities for undergraduate research in digital collections including having students do hands-on research;
·       Preserve and publish faculty and student-faculty research, enhancing the quality of teaching, research and creative activity and faculty publishing;
·       Partner with the Data & Digital Services Librarian to assist faculty from project inception to ensure best practices and best opportunity to preserve the research once completed;
·       Provides several hours a week of public service, which may include reference, research consultations, and outreach to students and faculty;
·       Teaches in the Library’s information literacy program;
·       Serves on university wide committees;
·       Collaborates with faculty, staff, community, and students campus-wide on: building creative library collections and services, meeting university goals and priorities, providing unparalleled services, and sustainable systems;
·       Pursues scholarship as expected of a tenure-track position;
·       Apply advanced knowledge of digital archival standards.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Progressively responsible experience in an academic library, museum, or archives, including experience working with software and best practices in online institutional repositories; proven ability to collaborate with teaching faculty or professional scholars in project management or implementation experience working collaboratively with others in a professional environment; experience working with Dublin Core, EAD MODS, METS, or other XML-based standards; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Minimum Education, Certification, or Experience Requirements: Master's degree in library/information/archival science accredited by the American Library Association. Minimum of 2 years of experience in a full-time professional librarian or museum archivist position required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the provision of library services in an automated environment; working with linked data; knowledge of contemporary issues in library services; evidence of service and leadership in the library profession. Experience implementing a digital repository program using Samvera. Understanding of copyright and intellectual property issues.

The position is open until filled. Review begins on April 12, 2019. Apply online at:

Dr. Colleen S. Harris
Digital & Data Services Librarian
California State University Channel Islands
John Spoor Broome Library
50 University Drive
Camarillo CA 93012
(805) 437-3140
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