University Archivist, UC Davis

The University of California, Davis seeks a dynamic and collaborative person for the position of University Archivist. This role heads the library’s strategic initiatives concerning the management of faculty and institutionally created content in a research university environment. The University Archivist provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and interpretation for the campus archives and other institutional assets, which are increasingly born-digital and heterogeneous in nature. The incumbent will serve as a catalyst and coordinator for a dynamic group of activities and individuals dedicated to connecting these collections to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and an international community of scholars, experts, and enthusiasts. The University Archivist develops and implements a strategy that reflects an expansive concept of institutional assets, incorporating new and evolving technologies that expand the library’s ability to support research, instruction, clinical care, and public service. This role also acts as the lead for digital storytelling in Archives and Special Collections, coordinating efforts to promote awareness and use of distinctive collections for all audiences. Digital storytelling serves to demonstrate the global impact of UC Davis research, teaching, and patient care to a broad public.

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