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Digital Archivist

Arizona State University Libraries
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Other Professional Fields
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Full Time
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Digital Archivist


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 setting;
  • 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 inclusive excellence.



  • 2-3 years experience with digital asset management systems and archival systems and tool sets;
  • 2-3 years experience with digital forensic tools and processes;
  • Experience working with vendors to complete digital collections projects.
  • 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 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:  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 filled. 


Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit


 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment.  Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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