JOB: Digital Archivist, UCSF Library, San Francisco

The Library and Center for Knowledge Management at the University of California, San Francisco seeks a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Digital Archivist. The appointment is for a one year, full time position. If funding becomes available for an extension of the program requiring this position, the candidate will be encouraged to apply for the appropriate (non-Temporary) Librarian title.

In the increasingly digital world when the majority of scholarly output comes in a digital format or is being digitized for ease of access, the UCSF Archives & Special Collection has been working the past 20 years on digitizing its materials and building digital collections. However, now that the number of born-digital materials produced by UCSF faculty and researchers as well as outside donors is growing exponentially, there is a need to establish and provide leadership for a Digital Archives Program within the Archives & Special Collections department. The Digital Archivist will develop and implement UCSF-wide policies and procedures that facilitate the acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital materials in accordance with emerging standards and best practices; collaborate with UCSF records managers and the Data Services librarian to realize and implement preservation, management, discovery, and access initiatives for institutionally created email, media (i.e., web pages, images, moving image, and audio) and other born-digital materials; lead and oversee Archives & Special Collections digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials.

Additional details and application instructions are available online.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2016