Digital Preservation and Curation Officer

Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century.

ASU Library is seeking to hire a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented information professional to assume the newly created position of Digital Preservation and Curation Officer. The Digital Preservation and Curation Officer, reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services, will work closely with Library administration and departments/units as well as University constituents to plan, develop, implement, and communicate digital preservation and curation policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices to ensure the long-term viability of digital assets under the Library’s stewardship. The person in this position will help to develop partnerships, programs, and capabilities to position the ASU Library, the university, and the state of Arizona with regard to exemplary digital preservation and curation processes. Additionally, this individual, representing the ASU Library, will actively participate in consortia to scaffold efforts concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at

Required qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum three years experience with digital preservation lifecycle planning and implementation in a library, archives, historical society, or museum setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital asset lifecycle management

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Working knowledge of digital asset management systems and archival systems and tool sets
  • Experience with digital forensic tools and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team

Salary and Rank: This is a year to year academic professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian, Rank and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson. Questions about the position should be directed to Associate University Librarian for Technology Services Debra Hanken Kurtz.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is November 14, 2018; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.