Film Preservation & Digitization Librarian, University of North Texas

Film Preservation & Digitization Librarian, University of North Texas

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Libraries (N32100)



Job Summary/Basic Function:

Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate’s education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service.

The Film Preservation & Digitization Librarian is a member of the Media Library in the Special Libraries Division at the University of North Texas Libraries. This position will oversee preservation related activities for a broad range of audiovisual formats within the UNT Libraries’ collections. This position reports to the Head, Media Library but will work closely with other departments and librarians involved in audiovisual collection areas and digital services.


  • Performs inspection, repair, digitization and access activities for select audiovisual materials in the UNT Libraries’ collections.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a collection survey of the audiovisual materials within the Libraries.  Makes recommendations for preservation priorities and works with departments to help implement these recommendations.
  • Oversees select public services related to audiovisual materials including format transfer services and licensing/permissions management.
  • Assists with the identification, acquisition and management of new, unique audiovisual collections.
  • Assists with identifying, applying for and managing grants related to audiovisual preservation.
  • Stays up to date on copyright issues affecting audiovisual materials.
  • Assists with the creation of online exhibits.
  • Oversees the use, inventory and maintenance of audiovisual equipment in the Media Library’s collection.
  • Performs public service activities within the Media Library, such as reference services and programming assistance.
  • Serves on library and university committees as needed.
  • Contributes to developments in the field through active professional service and scholarship.


  • Education: Completion of an advanced degree in library/ information sciences (from an ALA accreditation institution) or an advanced degree in moving image archives or a related discipline.
  • A total of six months combined relevant experience working in audiovisual preservation. Student, volunteer, staff or professional experience may be included to meet this requirement.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of common standards and practices for the handling, processing and preservation for multiple audiovisual formats.
  • Experience with technologies used in basic audiovisual digitization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive working relationships within the Libraries’ and with external partners.
  • Willingness to acquire new skills in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs


  • Experience working with a wide variety of audiovisual mediums including film, tape and digital formats.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of copyright and/or licensing issues relevant to audiovisual collections.
  • Familiarly with audiovisual collection survey methods and tools.
  • Familiarity with cataloging/ metadata standards and tools.
  • Demonstrates achievements in professional research or service.
  • Experience working in an academic library or archive setting.


Position Type:
Faculty Equivalent

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
12 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References


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