Omaha, NE: Digital Initiatives Archivist/Asst Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Job Opening Title: Digital Initiatives Archivist / Assistant Professor

Employer Name: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Job Location: Omaha, NE

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Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Professor / Digital Initiatives Archivist.

Reporting to the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the Digital Initiatives Archivist has primary responsibility for leading the development and activities of Archives & Special Collections’ digital collections, including planning, administering platforms and tools, creating metadata, assessing the effectiveness of initiatives and services, and collaborating on related promotion and outreach initiatives. Supervises in-house and outsourced digitization. Leads digital initiatives for Archives & Special Collections by providing a full range of collection management, preservation, and sustainability services and best practices for unique analog and digital material. The Digital Initiatives Archivist serves as one of the library’s leading resources on copyright, fair use, and open access issues. Contributes to and supports library services through the investigation, implementation, and enhancement of tools and services that assist with research, creativity, scholarship, and engagement. Additionally, the Digital Initiatives Archivist maintains team-based working relationships with colleagues in the department, library, and the university and fulfills requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

Required Qualifications

ALA accredited MLS degree or Master’s degree in Archival Studies or related field. Course work or training in archives. Experience with the arrangement and description of multi-format archival collections. Minimum one year experience working with digital collections (born digital or born analog) in an archives or special collections repository. Demonstrated experience with platforms for the discovery and management of digital objects and collections. Knowledge of current metadata standards. Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and complete multiple projects. Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships. Must be flexible and capable of working successfully individually as well as in teams in a changing library environment.

Salary: $49,500 – $ 52,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, UNO is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.

UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, women, and persons of color.

Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins January 6, 2020.

For additional information and to apply for this position, visit Please include cover letter, CV, and list of references.

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