Advertised Employing Department: University Library
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa State University Library is seeking a Digital Preservation Librarian for a 3-year term position. This position will provide expertise and coordinate efforts to develop a digital preservation program safeguarding the Iowa State University Library's local digital assets, both born digital and converted, including electronic records, digital objects (text, image, audiovisual), web pages, and datasets. The Digital Preservation Librarian, at a level of Librarian I or II, will assess the state of our digital preservation activities, identify collection priorities, and create and maintain policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies for sustainable digital preservation and access practices. The Librarian will also work with the Iowa Regent Libraries to develop the groundwork for collaborative/shared digital preservation efforts, and represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level.
A Librarian I will explore, show interest in and have potential for institutional service and external professional activities. In addition to the above, a Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential.
Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to success, as the candidate will be working alongside the department to achieve this goal. The candidate will also need to embrace the Library's core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.
ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience planning, implementing and managing a digital preservation program with knowledge of strategies, current trends, standards and best practices, policy development, and issues associated with digital preservation.
Working knowledge or experience of intellectual property rights and metadata standards as they pertain to digital preservation.
Demonstrated strong technical expertise or experience with a wide array of digital objects in a library or cultural heritage organization.
Working knowledge or experience of digital preservation tools and services such as Bitcurator, Archivematica, Archive-It, and DPN.
The Guaranteed Consideration Date has been extended.
This is non-tenure, non-faculty position. Iowa State University is a premier land grant institution located in Ames in the heart of Iowa. Ames celebrates all four seasons and activities to accompany each of them. Ski venues, golf courses, aquatic centers and orchards are plentiful. Ames has over 30 parks (encompassing 750 acres), 13 park shelters, dog parks and miles of bicycle and walking trails. As of the 2010 Census, the Ames population was nearly 59,000, and in 2014, CNN Money placed Ames at no. 8 on the list of top 50 best small cities in the country. Ranked no. 4 on the list of 100 Smartest Cities in America Study, no surprise that Ames and surrounding school districts are recognized nationally for quality education, low teacher-student ratios, and reading and math proficiency. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation, ISU is one of three Iowa Regent's institutions. Over 16,000 employees serve a population of over 34,000 students. Iowa State is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA). Librarians teach the required-for-graduation Library 160 course, have subject responsibility in all college course areas and are readily available to assist students, faculty and staff with research pursuits. The campus boasts amenities like Art on Campus, a collection of over 2,000 works of public art, including Grant Wood's largest murals located in Parks Library and many pieces by Sticks, Inc., founded by renowned artist and Ames native Sarah Grant. Collegerank.net lists the William Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Library at no. 16 on the list of the 50 Most Amazing College Libraries. Visit the City of Ames, Iowa State University and the University Library for additional information.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 02/18/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: Three years from start date
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.