Digital Preservation Librarian

The Iowa State University Library is seeking a Digital Preservation Librarian for a 3-year term position. This position will provide expertise and coordinate efforts to develop a digital preservation program safeguarding the Iowa State University Library’s local digital assets, both born digital and converted, including electronic records, digital objects (text, image, audiovisual), web pages, and datasets. The Digital Preservation Librarian, at a level of Librarian I or II, will assess the state of our digital preservation activities, identify collection priorities, and create and maintain policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies for sustainable digital preservation and access practices. The Librarian will also work with the Iowa Regent Libraries to develop the groundwork for collaborative/shared digital preservation efforts, and represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level.

A Librarian I will explore, show interest in and have potential for institutional service and external professional activities. In addition to the above, a Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential.

Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to success, as the candidate will be working alongside the department to achieve this goal. The candidate will also need to embrace the Library’s core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.


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