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No! You cannot think of anything more fun than working closely with me every single weekday! I will bring in candy! I will go swimming with you! I will let you play with my large collection of librarian action figures! (Photograph to come as soon as I remember to bring a camera.)

Archivist for Digital Collections


The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university's permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs.

The Archivist for Digital Collections (ADC) oversees the formulation, preparation, and management of digital objects and collections for the DCA. This work includes:
  • supervising student workers;
  • developing policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata;
  • implementing appropriate standards and best practices;
  • conducting quality assurance for digital collections;
  • undertaking preservation activities;
  • and managing the collections management system.


The Archivist for Digital Collections works closely with the Director to manage projects yielding digital collections including proposal development, and implementation and oversight of funded projects. The ADC collaborates closely with department colleagues on workflow development and implementation.

Basic Requirements:
  • ALA-accredited MLS is required ( advanced degree in related field preferred)
  • Three to four (3-4) years of related experience are required
  • Strong knowledge of databases, XML, digital imaging, and metadata and digital object standards
  • Ability to work in both Windows and Apple OS X environments
  • Comfort with learning new technologies on an ongoing basis


Preferred Qualifications: Strong written and oral communication skills are highly valued. The ability to function in a highly collaborative environment with many simultaneous projects is ideal. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly Fedora, is a plus.


Please pass it on.

Date: 2010-11-01 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lapak.livejournal.com
Since I cannot think of anything more fun, but do not have an MLS, I will pass this along to the most fun un- or under-employed librarians I know!

Date: 2010-11-01 05:56 pm (UTC)
noveldevice: pomegranate (Default)
From: [personal profile] noveldevice
Holy crap, all of this except the MLS sounds like me. I even have some experience. :P

Date: 2010-11-01 06:17 pm (UTC)
noveldevice: pomegranate (Default)
From: [personal profile] noveldevice
Well, so far I'm pretty much locked into what I'm doing now, but you actually give me hope that if it doesn't pan out I might still be able to find a job. :)

Date: 2010-11-01 11:29 pm (UTC)
astern: illustration from Lane Smith and Dr Seuss's HOORAY FOR DIFFENDOOFER DAY (Default)
From: [personal profile] astern
I actually cannot think of anything more fun than working with you every single weekday.


Your fellow employees probably can think of more fun things than listening to us daily, though.

Date: 2010-11-02 01:41 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
well, I can think of more fun things, but I have an active imagination. I don't know anyone specifically looking, but I'll keep my ears open and pass this along.

that was me btw

Date: 2010-11-02 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lsl.livejournal.com
passed along once already.

Date: 2010-11-14 11:53 pm (UTC)
ayelle: Art by Katherine Dinger, pocketmole.com  (Default)
From: [personal profile] ayelle
Sent it to my underemployed MLS sister.

Date: 2010-11-14 11:57 pm (UTC)
ayelle: Art by Katherine Dinger, pocketmole.com  (Default)
From: [personal profile] ayelle
(Who, btw, would undoubtedly be grateful for any library job postings you happen to come across! Although searching for library jobs -- anywhere in the country -- is what she does all the time she's not working at her part-time job, and I'm sure she's on top of all the obvious sources of job postings already...)
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