The University of Virginia Library seeks a Digital Preservation Librarian to facilitate access and long-term preservation to digitized and born-digital materials. We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change. Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community. A staff of 220 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions.
Please note: The University of Virginia Library has an expedited hiring process—please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position.
The Digital Preservation Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices. The primary responsibilities include leading a cross-area Library team to preserve and provide access to web-based content; preparing born- digital materials for preservation ingest, stabilization and storage; collaborating with curators and donors to survey, appraise, and ensure proper transfer of born-digital holdings; and working with individuals and departments on faculty digital projects. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for digital preservation, as well as be a leader within the broader fields of preservation and digital libraries.
Education: MLS or advanced degree in relevant field
Required: Experience with digital preservation in an academic setting, including hands on experience working with physical born-digital media and web preservation. Strong technical expertise with digital objects in a library or cultural heritage organization. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with digital preservation issues, tools, standards, and best practices. Coursework or experience leading to knowledge of the principles and practices of data curation and long-term digital preservation. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals, both internal and external to the Library. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritize work and resolve complex problems. Strong organizational and project management skills.
Preferred: Working knowledge of the following digital preservation tools: Bitcurator, Archivematica, Archive-it
Anticipated Salary: $50,000 – $60,000
Benefits: Come be a part of Charlottesville’s leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance (including vision and dental), a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to 12 or more paid holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service). The University of Virginia also offers retirement plans, tax deferred savings plan options with cash match and much more.
To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76969, providing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current, professional references.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.