REPOSTED: Atlanta, GA: Digital Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Job Opening Title: Digital Archivist

Employer Name: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Job Location: Atlanta, GA

Application Deadline: exteneded

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Years of experience required: entry level

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library has a rich collection documenting the African American experience and the African Diaspora. It features manuscript writings and books, including first edition titles, limited printings autographed and rare publications. The extensive collection of books, personal papers, organizational and institutional records supports research in education, literature, the arts, religion, politics and society and community empowerment. Additionally, the AUC Woodruff Library serves as the custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King.

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service. To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a knowledgeable, engaging, dynamic, customer focused digital archivist. Reporting to the Assistant Head of the Archives Research Center (ARC), and working as a member of the ARC team, this position provides administration of the department’s digital preservation and born-digital processing of archival collections. Additionally, the Digital Archivist will model the Library’s customer service philosophy through recommendation and implementation of policies and procedures for reference efficiency and effectiveness, promotion of archival and special collections via programming, tours for visiting groups, reference management, and compilation of statistical and financial reports. This position requires evening work Monday through Thursday, and weekend work on a rotational basis.

• Develops procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access to:
• Digital materials on current and legacy physical media
• Web-based material, particularly with reference the RWWL Library materials and those related to donors
• Creates and updates archives research guides and designs and manages archival digital collections
• Integrates proper digital forensic tools in order to help ensure authentic and appropriately preserved archival materials
• Coordinates and promotes digital exhibits
• Assists with the processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials
• Assists the Assistant Head with the implementation of Instruction Services and course development
• Facilitates access and conducts research within archival, manuscript and book collections to assist with in-person and remote inquiries regarding archival, manuscript and book collections
• Participates on department and library-wide committees and/or taskforces
• Contributes to the success of the Archives Research Center by performing all other duties as assigned

• MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or Master’s degree in History or Archival Science; academic and practical training in archival management.
• Foundational knowledge of digital archives, best practices and real-world applications, trends and emerging technologies, and willingness to learn
• Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, standards, and proper handling of physical archival collections materials
• Strong knowledge of African American history and culture; educational background in related field preferred and highly desirable
• Knowledge of archival content, structure, and preservation metadata standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODS, PREMIS, etc.
• Excellent inter-personal, oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Demonstrated skill to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment
• Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
• Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
• Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment
• Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
• Experience with content management systems including Omeka, and ArchivesSpace is highly desirable
• Experience with born-digital records and born-digital preservation workflows
• Experience providing research, reference and instructional services
• Experience with curation of special collections exhibits desired
• Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite
• Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems such as OCLC

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at Please include three professional references and salary requirements. This position will remain open until filled.

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at