Digital Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives – J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC

J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Digital Archivist to develop and implement a comprehensive digital archives program in accordance with emerging standards and best practices. The Digital Archivist will work collaboratively on the establishment of policies and procedures to enhance preservation, accessibility and discoverability of Special Collections and University Archives digital resources, including digital repository development.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 26,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1,087,000 volumes and approximately 47,000 unique print and electronic serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city’s performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

 Develops, implements, and provides training on policies and procedures that facilitate the selection, acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital records in accordance with emerging standards and best practices
 Works collaboratively to accession, arrange and describe born-digital and hybrid manuscript and University Archives collections using appropriate digital curation tools, archives management systems (i.e. ArchivesSpace), and Islandora repository infrastructure
 Works collaboratively on digital repository development and workflows to enhance preservation, accessibility and discoverability of Special Collections and University Archives digital resources
 Works collaboratively to provide advice and consulting services to university offices on best practices and workflows for preservation of electronic records
 Works collaboratively to conduct web archiving activities to support manuscript and University Archives collections
 Conducts outreach activities including workshops and presentations on personal digital archiving to members of the campus and Charlotte community
 Trains departmental colleagues and student workers in the successful implementation of born-digital processing workflows
 Selects, acquires, preserves and provides access to local government documents
 Provides digital preservation expertise for library initiatives as needed
 Participates in the conception and development of grant applications in support of born-digital initiatives
 Participates in library and university committees
 Participates in appropriate professional associations
 Conducts scholarship activities alone and in collaboration with others
 Performs other duties as assigned

 The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions at Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
 Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean.

 Paid or unpaid work or internship experience with digital curation tools and workflows used to capture, process, and preserve born-digital records
 Demonstrated understanding of basic archival principles and practices
 Demonstrated understanding of both the fundamentals of digital preservation and the recent advancements in the field
 Experience teaching or training others (including non-archivists) in digital preservation, born-digital workflows or related topics
 Project management experience
 Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services
 Working knowledge of relevant metadata formats, standards and schema
 Working knowledge or hands-on experience with digital repository platforms and archives management software
 Commitment to fostering an environment of multiculturalism and inclusion in the workplace
 Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
 Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
 Commitment to public service
 Excellent written, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills
 Excellent organizational skills

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: (Search Faculty Vacancies – Position #009294)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
 Cover letter
 CV/Resume
 Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references verifying permission with the candidate.

Applications received by April 1, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Anticipated start date is September 15, 2017.

Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal.


Competitive salary and benefits package.

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our web site:

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site:

QUESTIONS: Nikki Thomas,

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