General Summary The Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) is a multi-disciplinary research center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that seeks to promote research and education on Asian Americans, particularly Southeast Asian Americans in New England. With communities as collaborative partners, CAAS seeks productive solutions to disparities in education, health, civic engagement, and cultural preservation and innovation.
The Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) is an initiative of CAAS in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries. The SEADA seeks to establish a public, user-friendly repository of cultural heritage materials related to Southeast Asians in New England. In consultation with the SEADA Advisory Board (CAAS faculty and community members), the SEADA Archivist will help lay the foundations for a sustainable, discoverable digital archive.
1. Appraisal, selection, accessioning, & description of SEADA materials. 2. Establish sustainable, secure, and discoverable digital infrastructure for SEADA. 3. Take a lead role in assessing intellectual property issues related to SEADA. 4. Collaborate on outreach initiatives and promote the University's commitment to community engagement. 5. The SEADA Archivist will be expected to perform other activities related to the development of the archive and related projects.
ALL of the above activities will be done alongside and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator/Director.
This position is contingent upon funding.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
Minimum Qualifications -Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) -One to three years of experience working with archive collections -Ability to work as a team player -Strong communication skills -Familiarity with the DACS* Standards and Dublin Core metadata standards -The ability to work effectively with diverse groups -Concentration in Archives or Digital Stewardship -Experience working with Southeast Asian American and/or Asian American communities
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