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Librarian, Digital Collections
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Reporting to the Director of the Gilmore Music Library, the Digital
Archivist will lead projects and ongoing work that enables access
to born digital and digitized content from the Music Special
Collections. Additionally, the role will be responsible for
supporting the processing of born digital content within Music
Special Collections. The role will also act as the primary project
manager for all ongoing project work within Music Special
The Digital Archivist will:
- Ingest digital content from Music Special Collections,
including legacy materials and digital projects, into the library's
digital preservation system, Preservica, as well as the library's
primary systems for digital access to special collections
materials, Digital Collections (DCS) for image-based collections,
and Aviary for AV collections.
- Act as the primary point of leadership and contact for
digitization projects for Music Special Collections.
- Develop and maintain workflow documentation related to routine
ingest of digital content from Music Special Collections into
Aviary, DCS and Preservica. Partner and collaborate closely with
units providing leadership and services across Yale Special
Collections related to digital collections, including Digital
Special Collections and Access; Preservation Digital Strategies
(including Digital Preservation Services and Digital Reformatting
and Media Services); and Special Collections Technical
- Support the acquisition and processing of born digital
collections in Music Special Collections, partnering with Born
- Update and enhance descriptive metadata in ArchivesSpace and
library online catalog related to digitized and born digital
collection content, under the guidance of the Head of Music
- Provide project management oversight for all complex, timebound
projects within Music Special Collections.
- Participate in the creation of Music Library exhibitions,
outreach and instruction programs, and events.
- Maintain knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and
permissions issues related to processing and access of digitized
and born-digital materials.
- May supervise student employees.
DEIA Commitment in Recruitment: Yale University Library serves a
diverse staff, campus, local, and global community and is deeply
committed to advancing its goals for equity, inclusion, and
accessibility. This commitment is reflected in our mission,
strategic directions, staff values, initiatives, and scholarly
activity. To support our goals for staff recruitment, retention,
and development, Yale Library invites applications from candidates
who have a proven commitment or demonstrated success with
supporting diversity and inclusion through their work, service,
research, and/or teaching.
This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 3 or Librarian
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1. Manages projects and complex workflows related to digital
collections and access 2. Serves on library committees, task forces
or working groups, relevant to digital collections and access. 3.
Works as part of a high performing collaborative team that supports
Digital Special Collections and Access in achieving its vision,
mission and shared goals 4. Champions innovation in relation to
digital collections and access 5. Provides support and training for
users across Yale Library, for digital collections tools and
services 6. Provides decision making to aid with user focused
enhancements to digital collections tools and platforms 7.
Facilitates strong collaboration and communication with
stakeholders across Yale Special Collections, as well as partners
in Assessment and User Experience Research; Collections, Research
and Education; Community Engagement; Library IT, Preservation and
Conservation Services; Public Services and Operations; and
Technical Services. 8. Is professionally active and keeps up to
date on trends related to digital collections, digital stewardship,
and access. 9. Advocates for responsible stewardship of library
digital collection content 10. Champions the skills and services
provided by Digital Special Collections and Access 11. Other duties
Required Education and Experience:
1. Master’s degree from an ALA‐accredited library school. 2.
Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across
organizations. 3. Experience working collaboratively and
independently with varied groups within a complex organization and
rapidly ever-changing environment.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated understanding of archival principals and best
practices, notably in relation to digitized and born digital
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated project management skills; experience managing backlog
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Two or more years of demonstrated ability working with library
digital collections systems and tools, including Archives Space,
Preservica and Library Management Platforms.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated technical understanding of digital preservation and
access challenges and solutions.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Strong collaboration, customer service, and communications
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Substantial knowledge of and experience with digital and online
resources. Experience in migration to a new library services
platform. Ability to read music and a basic understanding of music
Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
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