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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Bloomington, Indiana
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022




The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. They will establish strategy, policies, procedures, and best practices for the long-term access, management, and preservation of digital content and collections. 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Scholarly Communication, Preservation, and special collections units such as University Archives, as well as with University Information Technology Services and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will: Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including the development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of the format.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered.

Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices; Knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards; Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries ( 

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TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855- 2576 - Email: Expected start date: December 1, 2022. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

“Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case by case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.”

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