Preservation Archivist – Asbury University
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Job Details

Job Title:  Preservation Archivist

Nature of Duties:

  • Preservation Services
  • Oversee policies and procedures for the conversion and digitization of multimedia for long-term preservation.
  • Catalogs and describes items for discovery.
  • Develops and maintains the online institutional repository.
  • Institutional Archives
  • Acquires, organizes, preserves, and promotes materials that relate to the history of the university, including the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Special Collections
  • Manages gifts, donations, and unique collections belonging to the Archives.
  • Develops and maintains finding aids for holdings.
  • Curates the materials and spaces for university centers such as the Joe Pitts Center for Public Policy and the Dennis F. Kinlaw Study Center.
  • Research Services
    • Provides research information and assists patrons with research questions.
    • Promotes collections and access through online websites, access tools, and information resources.
  • Prepares an annual summary, statistical and evaluative, of all activities.
  • Serves as a Collection Development liaison to one of the university’s schools providing recommendations for purchases and resources.
  • Participates as an active member of the Asbury University faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science.
  • A second Master’s Degree or terminal degree in a discipline taught at the university is preferred.
  • Certification or specialized training in archival methods and techniques.


Experience and Training:

  • Evidence of a committed and dynamic Christian faith along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards, and mission.
  • Familiarity with institutional history, policies and theological distinctive.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current digital preservation issues, tools, standards, metadata, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, AACR2R, MARC format, Dublin Core, Dewey classification, authority control and bibliographic utilities.
  • Strong technical expertise with digital objects in a library or cultural heritage organization.
  • Experience, coursework, or certificate leading to knowledge of the principles and practices of data curation and long-term physical and digital preservation.
  • Understanding of legal and ethical concerns affecting materials, particularly with reference to copyright and privacy.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, efficiency, and thoroughness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various academic constituencies.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Proven initiative and self-direction.

Application Process:

Interested parties may forward their completed employment application, resume, signed application insert and required essay (located at the bottom of the application insert) to the Human Resources Office at or by mail to:

Asbury University
Human Resources
1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY  40390

Faculty Application

Application Insert


Department:  Library
Job Type:  Faculty
Status:  Exempt
Deadline:  Until Filled