College Park, MD: Electronic Records Archivist, University of Maryland

Job Opening Title: Electronic Records Archivist (Librarian Open Rank)

Institution/Organization Name: University of Maryland Libraries

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): College Park, MD, USA

Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Title: Electronic Records Archivist
Category: Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Collection Strategies and Services, Special Collections and University Archives
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

This position plays a leadership role in developing strategies and services for managing and preserving electronic records. The person in this role will be critical in developing the capacity for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) to acquire, preserve and provide access to born-digital materials.

The Electronic Records Archivist will work across SCUA to develop policies and procedures for appraising, acquiring, preserving, and managing electronic records. This position will play a significant role in stewarding the permanent electronic records of departments and units within the University of Maryland and will work with them to transfer them to the University Archives. The successful candidate will serve as a consultant for campus and other select organizations on the proper management and disposition of electronic records. This position will also contribute to the development of a technical infrastructure to the support the preservation and access to electronic materials in the University of Maryland Libraries.

• Master’s degree in archives, digital curation and/or records management or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of archive, digital curation, and records management principles and practices, particularly as they relate to electronic records.
• Project management experience
• Demonstrated familiarity with archival and preservation standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, DACS, MODS, PREMIS)
• Familiarity with tools and best practices for appraising, ingesting, and managing electronic records
• One year experience working in an archival/special collections setting

For the full position description, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 20, 2017.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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