24 January 2024

New York, United States

$70,000 - $110,000


The New York University (NYU) Division of Libraries is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty Digital Preservation Librarian within the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation & Conservation Department. The Digital Preservation Librarian will collaborate closely with colleagues in departments across the division to facilitate the preservation of NYU Libraries' digital collections, including born digital and digitized collections.

The inaugural incumbent will assess existing practices, and unify strategies and processes across the library. They will contribute to programs that support current work and look ahead to the evolving collection needs. Documenting and maintaining digital preservation policies, ensuring their ongoing relevance and dissemination, will be a continuing responsibility of the position.

The Digital Preservation Librarian will create opportunities to engage colleagues across NYU by sharing insights on digital preservation standards and issues. This includes leading communities of practice, developing informational resources, and conducting consultations with faculty, staff, and students. This role requires active participation in local and international groups dedicated to digital preservation, staying abreast of field developments, and representing NYU Libraries in membership organizations.

Faculty librarians pursue their own research, contributing their expertise, experiences, creative or artistic outputs, and investigations to build new knowledge and make cultural contributions. The person in this position has wide latitude in determining their own research agenda in their chosen areas.


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