Digital Archivist
Rollins College - Winter Park, FL

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Digital Archivist,
Rollins College,
Winter Park, Florida

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented library
archivist to help with the design, development and implementation of a digital
archive and record management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head
of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections
& Systems Department, the Digital Archivist will play a key role in
collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the
history of the institution.

As the oldest institution 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 . The existing staff of one professional
archivist/librarian, one support professional, and two student employees are
excited to be joined by a digital archivist who can lead our efforts to
collect, organize, and make accessible the born-digital documents and objects
created by the Rollins community. Consult for more information on our Archives & Special

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 reference service, instruction and liaison with
academic departments.

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 or digital preservation are required.

A second master’s in an academic discipline is preferred. Two or more years of
experience in electronic record management or digital archives are strongly

The successful candidate will demonstrate most of the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities: working knowledge of modern archival practices and
understanding of digital record 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 in higher education; and the
potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library/archival

Through its mission, Rollins is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just
community that embraces multiculturalism; persons of color and other
historically under-represented groups are therefore encouraged to apply. The College's
equal opportunity policy is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, and Rollins offers domestic partner benefits.

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:
  • Complete our online faculty application
  • Include a cover letter and resume with faculty application
  • Provide contact information for three professional references
Cover letters should be addressed to: Professor Wenxian Zhang, Head of Archives
& Special Collections

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have successfully completed the
application process. This serves as verification that your materials have been
received. Due to the volume of employment applications received by the College,
only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please note that we do not accept resumes or applications via e-mail, fax, postal
service or hand delivery. In order to be considered for this position you must
access and complete our online application. Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive,
residential liberal arts college with a total enrollment of 3,005 FTE and a
student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty
and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15
minutes from Orlando and an hour from the beach. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized
college and for the eighth consecutive year is ranked number one among southern
regional universities in the U.S. News
& World Report 's "America's Best Colleges."

Rollins College has been recognized in the Chronicle
of Higher Education 's Great Colleges to Work For 2012 rankings, and ranks 6th
in the 2012 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled
by the Orlando Sentinel , the Top 100
list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly

Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits
featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous
retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees,
spouses and children.

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