Archivist and Digital Projects Librarian

Hoboken, NJ
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Main responsibilities:

  • Arrangement and description of the university archives and special collections
  • Creates DACS compliant finding aids and pushes them online in HTML format
  • Designs, documents and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects/assets
  • Assists with metadata creation, content migration, digital project consulting, and outreach
  • Designs, documents and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library standards
  • Keeps abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, and makes recommendations to improve procedures and access
  • Collaborates with library staff to create digital and physical exhibits
  • Helps to determine best practices for Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) submission and approval and develops and documents procedures and coordinates workflows
  • Coordinates with library staff and campus partners to formulate workflows and communicate with students and faculty about all aspects of the ETD process and collections
  • Performs formatting and requirements review of theses and dissertations
  • Investigates and recommends digitization hardware and software
  • Teaches topical workshops
  • Trains and supervises student employees on digitization tasks
  • Represents the Library to appropriate campus units and University offices and participates in professional activities and committee assignments
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the literature, information technology, and overall technology trends in academic libraries and higher education via professional literature, continuing education, professional development and communication with other libraries
  • Researches and develops grant proposals relating to digitization
  • Provides general library reference support by chat, email, phone, and in person
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director and the Head of Archives and Special Collections

Position requirements:
  • MLIS in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school
  • Demonstrated formal knowledge of archival theory and practice
  • Demonstrated initiative in the application of emerging technologies
  • Experience with archival processing
  • Digitization knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of standards such as DACS, EAD, LCSH, AAT
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit or other collection management systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and apply policies and procedures consistently

Preferred skills:
  • Knowledge of best practices for digital preservation, standards, and formats
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Omeka, Drupal, Adobe editing software
  • Computer and/or web programming experience
  • Knowledge of electronic records management techniques and best practices
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright issues for digital collections


0-3 years experience


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