University of Wisconsin – Whitewater — Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist, Andersen Library

The Andersen Library seeks a Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist (Academic Archivist I or II).


The Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist oversees the University Archives, Andersen Library Special Collections, and Wisconsin Historical Society Area Research Center (ARC). The position reports to the Director of the Library and serves as a member of the Library’s management team which plays a leadership role in collaborative development of Library policies and strategic plans. The position is responsible for setting, implementing, assessing and reporting on short- and long-term operational goals and objectives for the Archives, Special Collections, and ARC in accordance with Andersen Library and UW-Whitewater strategic plan and unit goals. The position will be hired at the title of Academic Archivist I or II based on qualifications and experience.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository.
  • Experience managing, supervising, and/or leading others.
  • Project management skills including interpersonal and team leadership skills and time management.
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication and open access issues.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and tools for archiving and preservation.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using archival collection management software.
  • Knowledge of and experience with an institutional repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience creating archival records and finding aids.
  • Knowledge of strategies and technology developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival and manuscript material.
  • Knowledge of electronic records management principles and practices and digital preservation theory and practice.
  • Experience managing and describing digital content in at least one digital object repository and/or delivery system.
  • Knowledge of basic genealogical research methods.
  • Experience supervising students and providing them with instruction in an academic environment.
    Experience working with special collections materials and rare books.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with researchers, donors, alumni, or other constituencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and foster teamwork among others.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively engage students in an individual, group, and classroom setting.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software platforms, and to effectively train or teach others in their use.
  • Knowledge of historical research methods using primary and secondary sources.

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