Hi All,

The University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, VA has just posted a new 
position for a Digital Archivist (http://bit.ly/Rhhws). This is a two-year, 
grant funded position by the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop an 
inter-institutional model for stewardship for born-digital collection.

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2009.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Al Sapienza at 


The University of Virginia Library seeks a talented and dynamic individual to 
serve as Digital Archivist to a two-year grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation. This position will provide key leadership to a cohort of digital 
archivists from partner institutions (national and international) on this 
exciting initiative entitled: Born Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional 
Model for Stewardship (AIMS). Reporting to the Director of Digital Curation 
Services, this position will provide the methodology and integration of 
archival practices to an ever-growing corpus of materials used by scholars, 
authors, and other notables: namely, born digital content. This is a 
collaborative project that will require the coordination of complex activities 
across several other institutions. The Digital Archivist will participate in 
the creation of a best practices manual for archivists and stewards of 
born-digital collections. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the 
  of special collections materials and new technologies.
Qualifications: Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for 
library and information science and/or Master's degree in history or related 

Preferred: Candidates should have a broad understanding of archival and digital 
technology-related activities in an academic research library setting as well 
as knowledge of emerging trends in digital technologies and archival practice 
and where they might intersect. They should have demonstrated organizational 
skills in planning, prioritizing, and achieving goals in addition to excellent 
oral and written communication skills including presentation experience. 
Candidates should possess knowledge of digital archival and records management 
principles and practices, as well as the systems and automation techniques 
utilized which includes familiarity with EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL and other 
data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection 
materials. They should also have the demonstrated ability to work with 
databases, develop functional requirements and workflows for programmers 
building new content management applications. Candidates should posses!
 s professional archival or digital records management experience with 
demonstrated professional accomplishments. The ability to provide leadership 
and to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment is critical.

Environment:  The University of Virginia Library (http://www.lib.virginia.edu 
<http://www.lib.virginia.edu> ) is a leader in innovative customer service, the 
development of digital library initiatives and infrastructure, and is 
recognized for the strength and variety of its collections.  The Library system 
consists of twelve libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, 
law, and business. The libraries support 13,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate 
students and 1,600 teaching faculty. The University and the Library have a 
strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The 
Neoclassical buildings of founder Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village still 
serves as the center of the University's Grounds 
<http://www.virginia.edu/uvatours/slideshow/> ) and as a unique backdrop for 
teaching, learning, and research.
Salary and Benefits:  Competitive depending on qualifications. This position 
has Administrative and Professional faculty status with excellent benefits, 
including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review 
of applications will begin on November 2nd, 2009 and the position will be open 
until filled.  Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online 
employment website at <https://jobs.virginia.edu/ <https://jobs.virginia.edu/> 
>.   Search by position number FP677, complete application, and attach cover 
letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional 
references.  For assistance with this process contact Library Human Resources 
at (434) 924-3081.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 
strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The 
University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of 
underrepresented groups.

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