Providence, RI: Digital Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Rhode Island College

Job Opening Title: Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Employer Name: Rhode Island College Library

Job Location: Providence, RI

Application Deadline: 04/27/2022

Salary Range: 74,135

Link to job posting: https://employment.ric.edu/postings/5903

Years of experience required: 2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Rhode Island College Library is excited to announce the job posting for the Assistant Professor, Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian (Tenure Track) position.

The Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the College’s Special Collections and Digital Initiatives and Scholarship units to provide Rhode Island College members and the community access to locally produced content and the College’s unique collections. This person processes primary source materials including rare books, manuscripts, college archives, and photographs that require specialized storage and services; stewards locally produced content, including media, student projects, and faculty publications; oversees the digital initiatives unit in digital preservation planning to ensure long-term accessibility of digital assets; promotes undergraduate and graduate research using primary materials; and provides instruction on using archival material in scholarship.

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, with coursework in Special Collections, Archives or Archival Management.

Experience: Familiarity with both special collections and institutional archives. Minimum of two years of work experience with conservation, preservation, and digitization techniques of archival material in a variety of formats. Minimum of two years of work experience maintaining, expanding and promoting a digital institutional repository. Experience supervising staff and student employees.

For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/postings/5903

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