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Position: Digital Archivist
Position Starts:6/30/2017 Listing Closes: 9/28/2017 Listing Submitted: 6/30/2017
Position Description: The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Library is hiring! We will be filling several important positions come Fall 2017. Join us in building a library for the 21st Century. The Rio Grande Valley has a rich cultural heritage, low cost of living, and blossoms with new opportunities. If you 're a librarian with a passion for education, creative ideas, and a willingness to relocate, UTRGV is the place for you!


To manage daily operations related to the digitization, organization, and access of special collections materials. Leads the efforts of the UTRGV Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the Rio Grande Valley.


- Creates, organizes, and manages digitization projects from born-digital and analog resources, including various media formats.
- Works with the Metadata Librarian to describe and organize digitized materials.
- Links finding aids to digitized materials using ArchivesSpace.
- Ensures accessibility of digitized materials through appropriate digital platforms.
- Manages web presence related to archival digital resources, including creation of LibGuides.
- Collaborates with external partners (e.g. Texas Digital Library, Digital Public Library of America, local area libraries and museums) to promote discovery of cultural resources that highlight the university and the region.
- Collaborates with key stakeholders to design and implement projects in support of the universitys educational mission.
- Coordinates with curator of the Border Study Archive to digitize materials and make them accessible.
- May supervise librarians and staff, establishing workflows and general direction as necessary.
- Develops the library collection, acting as liaison for assigned academic departments within the university. Recommends the purchase of print and electronic materials necessary to support the academic programs of UTRGV.
- Maintains knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries.
- Works cooperatively with other library departments and supervisors on all UTRGV campuses.
- Serves on library committees and standing university committees as required.
- Participates in continuing education and professional development opportunities (e.g. conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.) as needed to maintain required skills.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Institution: University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Type of Library: Academic
City: Edinburg, Texas
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Comment: Commensurate with experience
Telephone: (956)665-2451 Fax: 
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Required Education: REQUIRED

Masters degree from an ALA accredited university in Library and Information Science or Masters degree in a closely related field (e.g. History, Museum Studies)


Additional Master’s degree or PhD.
Required Experience: REQUIRED

Two (2) years of experience in digitizing and handling archival materials and/or rare books. Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, etc. Working knowledge of archival and/or digital content management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s Toolkit, CONTENTdm, and Islandora.


Project management experience. Experience writing and administering grants. Experience with arrangement and description of archival materials. Familiarity with markup programming languages. Knowledge of Texas and Mexican history. Experience in digital exhibition design and/or digital humanities.

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