Library Archivist jobs in the United States

The Library Archivist collaborates with other college offices in identifying potential donors and materials that support university collection. Establishes policies and procedures for university special collections, archives, digitization, preservation, and conservation. Being a Library Archivist typically reports to a institutional officer. Requires a master's degree. Being a Library Archivist contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Working as a Library Archivist typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024

Digital Archivist
  • Library Systems & Services, LLC
  • Washington, DC FULL_TIME
  • Seeking a Digital Archivist to appraise a DC-area museum's historically significant digital institutional records for disposition, to prepare permanent, official records for long-term preservation and access, to ingest assets into the Collection Information System (CIS), Digital Asset Management System (DAMS), and to dispose of records with limited or short-term value in accordance with established records retention policies. Files consist of images of archaeological and ethnographic objects, archival photographs, catalog cards, acquisition documentation, conservation and scientific analysis records, treatment photos, exhibit, loan, publication, repatriation records, audiovisual production assets, community engagement documentation, museum documentation images, third-party exhibition images, and other project documentation that involves multiple departments including education and outreach, exhibition planning and design, publications, and research and curatorial materials.

    The contractor shall demonstrate technical experience with digital asset management principles, practices, and standards. The contractor shall also have understanding and specialized experience with software for asset management tasks including creating file system inventories, maintaining data within spreadsheets, renaming files, migrating file formats, transcoding video, embedding metadata, and running fixity checks. Applications may include but are not limited to Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, BWF Metaedit, Foxit PhantomPDF, Microsoft Office suite, The National Archives' Digital Record Object Identification tool (DROID), collection information systems, particularly Axiell's EMu, and digital asset management systems, particularly Open Text's Media Management. Additional instruction and written procedures will be provided to the contractor by the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). The contractor must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and meet measurable goals and time frames.

    Scope of Work

    The contractor shall provide professional, technical, and non-personal digital archiving services to ensure the long-term preservation and access of audio, video, still image, and text assets in digital formats.

    Specific Tasks

    Following museum procedures and working in coordination with and under the guidance of the COTR, the contractor shall perform the following tasks which may include but are not limited to:

    • Attend all institution, museum, unit, and team meetings that facilitate project communication, progress, or directly affects the contractor's work as identified by the COTR
    • Appraise records in consultation with COTR and asset creators
    • Create file system inventories, eliminate duplicate material, rename files, migrate files to standard preservation and access formats, and verify fixity
    • Assign metadata to born-digital and digital surrogate records, including audiovisual, still image, and textual digital assets using metadata schemes
    • Support the museum's testing and use of DAMS and CIS integration functionality relating to agency ingest and DAMS asset delivery service
    • Review media assets and digital collections for legal, ethical, and policy restrictions in consultation with COTR and agency's Intellectual Property Manager
    • Prepare appraised and selected digital assets for import into DAMS or transfer
    • Manage ingested assets and metadata in CIS and DAMS
    • Update digital archiving workflow and records retention schedule documentation following

    guidelines if necessary

    • Work within the established standards for digital asset and digital content management


    Experience with the following:

    • Digital Asset Management Systems
    • Tools for embedding metadata
    • Tools for deduplicating files
    • Tools for generating checksums
    • Tools for transcoding video


    • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
    • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
    • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
    • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
    • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
    • Short Term & Long Term Disability
    • Training & Development
    • Work From Home
    • Wellness Resources
  • 7 Days Ago

Archivist I
  • Austin, TX FULL_TIME
  • Archivist I (00042090) Organization: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION Primary Location: Texas-Austin Work Locations: Lorenzo de Zavala Bldg 1201 Brazos St Austin 78701 Job: Education, Training, and Lib...
  • 1 Month Ago

  • Library Systems & Services
  • Washington, DC FULL_TIME
  • LAC Federal is seeking an Indexer/Archivist to work for a federal agency archival program providing processing, description, and indexing of physical and digital materials. Under the direction of the ...
  • 28 Days Ago

Archivist/Metadata Specialist
  • Library Systems & Services
  • Washington, DC FULL_TIME
  • LAC Federal is seeking an Archivist/Metadata Specialist to work on-site at a federal agency in the Washington, DC area. The Archivist will be responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining metada...
  • 2 Months Ago

Traveling Archivist
  • Robert W Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center Inc
  • Atlanta, GA FULL_TIME
  • SUMMARY:The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is looking for a highly motivated individual to broaden access and the discoverability of Historically Black College and University‚Äôs c...
  • 10 Days Ago

Digitizer-Archivist (Library Professional 2)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos, NM FULL_TIME
  • What You Will DoCome join a team of staff that is working to organize, digitize, and catalog the most mission-critical physical collections at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). You will be on a d...
  • 4 Days Ago

Archivist/Metadata Specialist
  • Library Systems & Services, LLC
  • Washington, DC
  • LAC Federal is seeking an Archivist/Metadata Specialist to work on-site at a federal agency in the Washington, DC area. ...
  • 6/12/2024 12:00:00 AM

Biorepository Lab Technician
  • Randstad Life Sciences
  • Leesburg, VA
  • Job Description Job Description Job Details: Biorepository Technician in Leesburg, VA Contract role through the end of 2...
  • 6/12/2024 12:00:00 AM

  • CSS, Inc
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • CSS is seeking a highly qualified candidate(s) for an Oceanographer position(s) on an interdisciplinary research team of...
  • 6/11/2024 12:00:00 AM

QA Associate - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Granules Pharmaceuticals
  • Manassas, VA
  • Job Summary The QA associate for documentation ensures compliance with cGMP and internal policies, procedures, and speci...
  • 6/11/2024 12:00:00 AM

Executive Assistant to the Director of Collections/Librarian
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Washington, DC
  • Executive Assistant to the Librarian The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC is seeking an experienced Executiv...
  • 6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM

Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program-Graphic Designer
  • CIA
  • Dhs, VA
  • Graphic Designer Undergraduate Interns provide printing, online publishing, multimedia support, photographic support, di...
  • 6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM

TS/SCI w/Poly-Full Stack Engineer-Big Data/Mission Critical -Archive reach out
  • Leading Path Consulting
  • Dhs, VA
  • Full Stack Software Engineer Tysons Corner, VA. TS/SCI w/Poly JOB DESCRIPTION: The Software Engineer should have experie...
  • 6/9/2024 12:00:00 AM

EVP Commercial Services
  • JK Moving Services
  • Sterling, VA
  • Overview This executive leadership role is accountable for all aspects of business unit growth, profit and performance. ...
  • 6/9/2024 12:00:00 AM

Income Estimation for Library Archivist jobs
$68,505 to $97,557

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