Processing/Digital Archivist -Mobile, AL


The Processing/Digital Archivist processes The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections of all format types by arranging, preserving, and writing finding aids. Coordinates the processing and preservation of program materials and maintains the website. Digitizes McCall materials and creates corresponding metadata. Composes descriptions as needed for digital objects and submits the descriptions to the director for review and approval. Supervises student workers and also monitors the transcription process. Provides research and reference assistance to users of The Library. Monitors reading room and explains and enforces The Library’s policies and procedures. Assists in designing exhibits. Posts daily to The Library’s social media platforms.

This is a twelve-month, tenure-track library faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian with an estimated start date of August 15, 2016.



  • ALA accredited MLS or MA in a related field.
  • One year of experience in an archive, library, or museum processing archival collections and writing finding aids, and applying metadatacontent and metadata standards relevant to the archival control of digital objects (Dublin Core, MODS, etc).
  • Previous publications or scholarly presentations.
  • Knowledge of best practices for the arrangements, description, and preservation of collections.
  • Familiarity with archival collections management systems or databases such as PastPerfect.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.


  • Understanding of copyright and rights management issues.
  • Experience working with social media platforms such as Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, CV, official transcripts, Biographical Data Form, and three signed professional letters of recommendation to:

Carol Ellis, Chair of Processing / Digital Archivist – Assistant Librarian Search Committee

Marx Library, University of South Alabama

5901 USA Drive North

Mobile AL  36688

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