Sep. 18th, 2011

So I've made it past the first round for a Digital Archivist job at a University.  Now comes the dreaded essay - "why do you want this job?"  Uh, because I'm unemployed and this is in my field and it's close to home??  Quite honestly, that is what it comes down too.  Anybody have any suggestions on how to be more tactful?  This is what I have so far:

The first thing that attracted me to this position was the fact that it was at {Blank}l University.  I am aware of the quality of {Blank's} employees, especially the library staff.  The staff at {Blank} University's library was always helpful in guiding me to sources I needed and suggesting sources that I had not considered. 

I am also attracted to the position itself and its challenges.  Increasingly, records are being created digitally and are never used “officially” in hard copy.  Businesses and archives are still determining best practices for preserving and archiving these digital documents.  The challenge of preserving these documents intrigues me, and has always interested me.  Two of my papers I wrote for my archives classes in graduate school at Dominican University addressed the challenges of archiving both “born digital” materials and the World Wide Web.

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