posted October 29, 2014 9:10 AM
Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator to help with the design, development and continuing implementation of a digital archive and records management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections & Systems Department, the Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator will play a key role in collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution.
As one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Florida, Rollins maintains a rich archive of the history of the college and of central Florida, and an impressive array of special collections. We already have a decade of experience in digitizing archival documents, managed using ContentDM, years of experience in creating online finding aids, most recently using Archon, and since 2009 we have maintained an institutional repository of faculty and student scholarship, using Digital Commons. In 2013 we established a rescue repository as a first-step solution for redundant, centralized storage of born-digital and digitized collections, and written procedures for accessioning and safely transferring digital content from external storage media. We also began a web archiving program, supported by a specific collection development policy and a subscription to Archive-It. The digital archivist will join the existing staff of one professional archivist/librarian, one support professional, and two student employees, and will lead our efforts to collect, organize, and make accessible the born-digital documents and objects created by the Rollins community. For more information on our Archives & Special Collections, please visit http://www.rollins.edu/library/archives
This is a faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. The successful candidate will, like all full-time librarians at Rollins, participate in research help service, instruction and liaison with an academic department.
At Rollins, we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Regardless of job role and function, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in their day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent degree, and working experience or significant coursework in archival science, records management, digital curating, digital preservation, or a related field are required.
A second master's in an academic discipline and two or more years of experience in electronic records management, digital archives, or a related field are preferred.
The successful candidate will demonstrate most of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: working knowledge of modern archival practices and understanding of digital records management; familiarity with standard principles and practices for item description/metadata; ability to effectively plan and manage projects from vision to evaluation; solid computer skills and the ability to learn new tools quickly; ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; ability to work in a team environment and independently; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library and archives in higher education; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library/archival profession.
To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:
- online faculty application
- cover letter
- names and contact information for three professional references
Cover letters should be addressed to:
Professor Wenxian Zhang,
Head of Archives & Special Collections
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The position will become available in January 2015 or after.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift archival boxes.
Salary: Competitive salary with a minimum of $50,000 could rise depending on experience.
Benefits: Appointment will be made at assistant professor level.
Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution after one year, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.
For more information visit: http://www.rollins.edu/hr/services/benefits/index.html.
Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,730 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ninety-one percent of Rollins' 171 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college. For 20 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins among the top two regional universities in the South and first in Florida. Rollins faculty are committed to a rigorous, applied liberal arts education and student-centered learning. For additional information, please visit the College website at www.rollins.edu/.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Rollins as a "Great College to Work For" in their 2014 rankings. The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program facilitates an institutional audit, as well as faculty, staff, and administrator evaluations of their institutions, and recognizes colleges for achieving high employee satisfaction in up to 12 "great academic workplace" categories. Classified as a medium-sized four-year institution, Rollins not only made the rankings, but also earned the Honor Roll (top 10) distinction. As an Honor Roll institution, Rollins was recognized for being one of the most cited colleges across all categories, achieving its highest marks in seven survey categories: compensation and benefits; facilities, workspace, and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; supervisor/department chair relationship; tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.
Rollins ranks 3rd best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2014 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.
At Rollins, our people provide our strategic advantage. We seek talented individuals who can help us fulfill our mission to educate students for global citizenship & responsible leadership. More information about our values and culture can be found at the following website: http://pinterest.com/rollinscareers/.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.
At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following website: http://r-net.rollins.edu/service/index.html.
Apply online at https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/2048.