Digital Preservation & Special Collections Librarian 3/14/23)

State Library of Oregon
Salem, OR

As the Digital Preservation and Special Collections Librarian you will be working in the Government Information and Library Services division of the State Library of Oregon. The primary areas of responsibility are to develop and maintain preservations systems and services for digital materials; maintaining and managing the Special Collections of the State Library; and reference; instruction, and outreach services.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Serve as the primary expert on digital preservation systems, tools, and processes. 
  • Develop sustainable, long-term strategies for digital preservation including implementing a system for digital preservation. 
  • Maintain knowledge of developments in digital libraries, digital preservation, and advancements in both infrastructure tools, services, and technologies.  
  • Test, research, integrate and maintain digital preservation software. 
  • Create policies, procedures, and identify workflows needed to establish, implement, and coordinate the digital preservation system selected for use by the State Library. 
  • Coordinate Special Collections and evaluate against existing collection policies. 
  • Essential work in this position also includes providing reference (in-person, phone, chat, email) and information services to library patrons from state agencies and the public. Conduct research consultations as well as lead and develop instructional classes to groups.

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About State Library of Oregon

All Oregonians have the information essential to be engaged citizens, to strengthen our communities and to build a prosperous state. The State Library provides leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians with print disabilities, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries.
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