Job Opportunity — Boise, Idaho

Boise State University Albertsons Library invites applicants for the professional staff position of Digital Archivist in Special Collections and Archives (SCA). The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and works both individually and collaboratively with a team that includes two Librarian/Archivists, student assistants, and interns.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Electronic Records/Digital Assets Management (80%)
    • Lead the development of an electronic records solution and policies for permanent assets in accordance with Policy #1020 and state records retention laws
    • Create and manage systems and processes for acquisition, accessioning, processing, and preservation of electronic records and digital assets
    • Engage and assist the campus and donors with electronic record donations
    • Effectively communicate and advocate for electronic records and digital assets systems support to the Office of Information Technology, administration, and other campus departments
    • Plan, schedule, implement, and document standards, policies, and best practices related to digital assets, metadata schema, workflows, and quality control
    • Review, investigate, test, and evaluate digital platforms, systems, and tools
    • Maintain awareness of trends and advances through activities such as reading current literature, pursuing educational opportunities, and participating in professional organizations
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Public/Reference Service (20%)
    • Through presentations and outreach, represent and champion digital preservation interests across the library, the University, and the community
    • Conduct in-depth reference interviews to assist patrons in accessing archival material
    • Provide in-person and remote reference assistance

For more information about the position, including qualifications and salary, visit the Boise State University job site at

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