Society of Southwest Archivists

Unit Manager - Digital Archives Southwest Collection | Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)

  • 05 Feb 2024 7:09 PM
    Message # 13311109
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library is seeking Unit Manager to implement procedures for and coordinate the acquisition, curation, and accessibility of their born-digital archival materials.

    Major/Essential Functions

    • Developing processes and specifications for collecting, preserving, arranging, describing, and providing access to born digital and hybrid archival collections.
    • Creating digital archiving workflows, procedures, and policies.
    • Arranging, describing, and providing access to born-digital archival collections and describing them into finding aids.
    • Ingesting and migrating digital items from a variety of current and legacy media formats.
    • Providing training and guidance to SWC/SCL staff on preserving and migrating born-digital materials.
    • Representing unit as a member of committees or teams as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree plus three years supervisory experience; OR a combination of education and/or supervisory experience to equal seven years.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • ALA-accredited MLS degree or a Masters degree in public history or another humanities field with coursework in digital preservation, digital archives, or related subjects.
    • Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
    • Knowledge of digital curation and archival metadata standards, including EAD, Dublin Core, and METS.
    • Experience with training colleagues, especially on technological tools, in a team-based environment.

    Annual salary: $48,000

    For more information and to apply, please visit this link

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