Take a look at this survey project report from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance! There’s info in there that may be relevant to job seekers, like what respondents said are top skills for digital preservationists. There’s also lots of information about how organizations are staffed, who is doing the work, and challenges.
Thanks so much to the NDSA staffing survey working group and its co-chairs for this important work!
Hi, friends and colleagues! I’m going to be on vacation from September 6-16, so Archives Gig will be on vacation as well. I will post any positions that are sent to me before 5pm CST on Friday, Sept 2. I’ll post items I receive while I’m away when I return, throughout the week of Sept 19.
Looking for postings while I’m out? Check here for resources.
I (and therefore Archives Gig) will be taking some time off next week. I will post anything that comes in after the evening of August 4 upon my return! Take care, folks.
Hi, readers! I briefly interrupt the usual stream of job postings to highlight two upcoming continuing education courses offered through the UW-Madison iSchool (my home base!). I have highlighted two classes that I think may interest Archives Gig readers. We’re offering special pricing for these two classes for a very limited time!
NEW! Licensing Digital Content: Vendors, Contracts, and Library Users (June 20 – August 14): Normally $325, now 50% off with discount code ischool50 – apply at checkout.
Bam! Now you can take this class for $162.50. But hurry – it starts next week, so register soon!
Introduction to Digital Preservation (July 11 – Sept 4): Get an extra 10% off of the already-discounted early bird registration price! The early bird discount expires on June 26, use discount code ischool10 at checkout to get this class, normally priced at $325, for $263! Discount expires on June 26.
These are asynchronous instructor-led online courses, eligible for non-credit CE hours. You are expected to log in at least once per week to completely weekly tasks, and we estimate it will take you 2-3 hours per week to complete the work.
Questions? Contact me, Meredith Lowe, at email@example.com.
I am going to be away for a bit next week, and Archives Gig will not be updated while I am out. If you would like to send me anything to post before these dates, please submit it by the end of the day on Friday, April 15. Anything sent after that time will be posted when I return.
The Term Labor Best Practices Working Group has just released Best Practices for Archival Term Positions! This is a must-read for any institution or hiring manager that is considering hiring an archivist, particularly for temporary or project work. It’s short and practical, but covers essential ground in planning for the hiring of term positions. Thank you to everyone who helped write this guide!
I will be on vacation from December 22 – January 2, and Archives Gig will not be updated while I am away. If you would like to send me anything to post before these dates, please submit it by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 21. Anything sent after that time will be posted when I return on January 3.
I hope everyone stays safe and healthy in these last few days of 2021, and Happy New Year!
Many US-based folks employed in GLAM professions may qualify to participate (or are already participating) in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) if they took out Federal student loans. This program has, unfortunately, been riddled with problems since its inception over a decade ago. In an effort to remedy this, the US Department of Education has announced a program overhaul for PSLF today. Please take a look at the press release and see if this overhaul may impact you or those in your network, or to learn more about PSLF in general.
Link to Press Release
I’m going to be on vacation soon. Archives Gig is not updated while I am away. I will post anything submitted to me by end of day on Thursday, Sept 2. Anything received after that time will be posted when I return. Be well!