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Digital Preservation Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Job Posting Title:

Digital Preservation Librarian


Position Type:




LSUAM Lib - Technology Initiatives (Gina Raye Costello (00011711))


Work Location:

LSU - Baton Rouge


Pay Grade:



The Digital Preservation Librarian will be forward-thinking, capable of conveying technical issues to diverse constituencies, enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, and be experienced with varied digital preservation services/systems. S/he provides expertise and coordinates efforts to develop and maintain a digital preservation program safeguarding LSU Libraries' digital assets, both born digital and converted. S/he will interface with departments including Library IT, the digitization lab, digital scholarship lab, special collections, university archives and oral history to establish and maintain policies, procedures and documentation related to digital preservation.

Job duties include:

35%: Manage digital conversation/digital forensics operations for preserving content on legacy media and unique formats. Administer digital preservation systems that integrate with other library digital platforms. Interface with departments across the library to manage digital content for long-term preservation.

25%: Administer digital preservation initiatives and policies for the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the institutional repository, and other library-managed systems, including software-specific solutions and third-party options. 

10% Stay current with developments in digital preservation. Make recommendations and contribute to the planning and processes of the Digital Programs and Services department.

15% Provide training to Libraries staff and other stakeholders on best practices, use of tools, systems, standards, and processes related to digital preservation. Serve as resident expert in preservation standards, procedures and tools, and bring expertise to bare in the planning and implementation of a wide variety of software application development and project design. 

15%: Works to meet tenure and promotion requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant degree.

1 year experience in digital preservation services; or advanced coursework in topic.

Familiarity with digital preservation theory, practice, industry standards, and technologies. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher in a relevant field

Involvement in professional association or discipline; Familiarity with digital preservation software, such as Archivematica; Familiarity with digital library software, especially Islandora and Fedora.  


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach cover letter and resume/CV.


Posting Date:

October 3, 2018


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


Essential Position (Y/N):



EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.


HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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