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[CLOSED]Archivist for Digital Initiatives, Loyola Notre Dame Library, MD


The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.


  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations,
  • and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

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