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Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian, Simmons University, Boston, MA


Simmons University Library seeks an Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian to support the daily activities of the University Archives and the management of its collections; and assume a lead role in developing and supporting Archives and Library-wide digital projects.  This role contributes to the following:  processing of incoming archival collections; provision of reference services; supervision of student workers and interns; developing and executing digital exhibits, digitization projects, and content platforms; outreach and advocacy; and Archives and Library wide planning and projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information Science
  • Strong technology skills and interest in and capacity for learning and applying new technologies
  • Familiarity with current digital preservation best practices, digital library platforms, and cataloging standards.
  • Experience with archives and/or special collections
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects effectively
  • Ability to monitor and incorporate industry trends and practices into work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with students, faculty, and colleagues
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Committed to excellent customer service
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience with Preservica and Omeka platforms
  • Experience working with a variety of metadata standards, including record creation using Dublin Core, EAD, VRACore, and MODS/METS schemas. 

How to Apply:

To view the full description and apply, please visit this page.

Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 (“My Experience”) of the application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).