Under the direction of the Archivist of the Senator John S.
McCain Papers, this position leads the planning, management,
description, reformatting, and preservation program for the Senator
John S. McCain Papers digital content within the context of the
entire collection and the collections at ASU in alignment
with University technology standards and security requirements.
This position provides expertise in the handling of unique digital
records, including digital forensics work and preservation
activities. The Digital Archivist works with the Digital
Preservation Officer and other key Library personnel to develop
metrics for ongoing assessment of the preservation program
regarding this collection, and gathers data, performs gap analyses,
and creates reports for Library leadership and project
stakeholders. The Digital Archivist provides excellent
communication and organization in addition to working across
departments and with a variety of stakeholders. The Digital
Archivist will be an experienced archivist, with strong technical
skills and understanding of current preservation standards, tools,
and best practices; metadata encoding standards; content
management systems; and other relevant standards. We
encourage applicants to apply who would enhance the inclusiveness
and diversity of the ASU Library.
This is a temporary grant funded position with grant funding
ending on September 30, 2024.
The ASU Library is a center of energy, imagination, and
innovation with nine library facilities across four ASU campus
locations. We provide students and faculty access to millions of
information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study
spaces, advanced data centers, and a suite of makerspaces and
creative services. ASU Library strongly supports student success
and is a critical partner in realizing the New American
University’s mission of access, excellence, and impact. Success at
ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we
include and how they succeed.
- MLS/MLIS/MA from an ALA-accredited program;
- Minimum two years experience with digital preservation
lifecycle planning and implementation in a library or archives
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival content management systems
and related tools, standards for archival description, digital
preservation principles, and digital forensics techniques.
- A statement in your cover letter addressing how your past
and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity,
equity, and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to
- 2-3 years experience with digital asset management systems and
archival systems and tool sets;
- 2-3 years experience with digital forensic tools and
- Experience working with vendors to complete digital collections
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work
independently and as part of a team.
Salary and Rank: This is a Fixed Term, Year to
Year, Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Archivist
and salary dependent upon experience.
Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only
electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit
electronically to the following http://apply.interfolio.com/101108:
A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, names, addresses,
phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional
references. No paper applications, faxes or
emails will be accepted.
The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file
name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search
committee chair at: Claudia.Willett@asu.edu.
Application deadline is February 24, 2022.
Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a
reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be
reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is
Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the United States. For more
information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about
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color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis
protected by law.
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