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Jobing Description

Department: LIBRARY
SALARY: $46,821.00 to $56,493.00 Annually
ANN#: 121-3
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, August 13, 2014


The Fort Worth Library is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Senior Librarian Digital Archivist. The qualified candidate will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and trends in archival theory and concepts; digital asset management; and knowledge of general print and electronic information resources. Must be knowledgeable in the legal, fiscal, administrative and historical value of archive records including experience in evaluating, appraising, accessioning, processing, and preservation techniques for archive collections. A minimum of two years of professional experience in a manuscript, archival or special collections setting is required.

This position is responsible for supporting the units ongoing operations, including digitization and publication of archive collections to the Librarys Digital Archives; selection and collection development; organization and description of archival collections; reference/research services by telephone, e-mail, and in person; and developing innovative approaches to delivering superior customer service.

Skills / Requirements

The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position: Masters Degree in library science or information science from an ALA accredited school PLUS 2 years increasingly responsible professional library and digital archives experience. Training and supervisory experience in archives management, experience using a digital file management system, and creation of MARC record formats as set by the Library of Congress standards. Working some evenings and weekends is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are Certified Archivists.

Preference may be given for additional education, knowledge, experience and/or certification as it relates to the position.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Experience in development and digitization of archive collections; knowledge of metadata schemes used in the development of archival finding aids; and experience with a digital asset management system is preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to oversee and administrate a digital archive including selection of digital collections; collection and server rights selection; digital conversion; website customization; the ability to learn new programming languages; and publication of digital content. Must work with accuracy and attention to detail; possess the ability to follow technical instructions; and be able to resolve digital asset management software issues.

The successful candidate will advise the library on industry changes to file formats; prepare proposals for external funding for digital preservation projects; prepare specifications for vended services; and provide leadership in adopting new digital asset management technologies to ensure best practices. Excellent organizational skills; an awareness of current trends in collection development; strong Internet and computer skills; a track record of successful adult programming for diverse communities; well-developed communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently, in a team setting, and to supervise archive projects; and the capacity to multi-task are qualifications necessary for this position. Must have a strong commitment to public service and enjoy working directly with the public.
MISC. REQUIREMENTS:WORKING CONDITIONS Library environment; exposure to computer screens. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate or light lifting; sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Important Notes

Conditions of Employment: Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver's license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement. You will be paid by direct deposit or pay card only.
The City of Fort Worth affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or sexual orientation.


1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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