Digital Collections Specialist

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Created: February 24, 2014


The Library of Virginia, the archival agency for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is seeking a creative and innovative professional to serve as our Digital Collections Specialist. Reporting to the Digital Initiatives & Web Services Manager in the Information Technology Division, the individual selected for this position will work with the agency staff and statewide professionals to test, develop, and promote digital content using cultural heritage materials and to encourage the implementation of new technologies and professional best practices in this work. This position is part of a team that includes colleagues across the agency and commonwealth, such as librarians, archivists, and educational programming staff. The ideal candidate for this position will exhibit the Library of Virginia’s competencies with emphasis on leadership, consensus building in a team environment, independence, and collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications
Some experience or formal training in digital collection development and management, web content creation, and library/archives services required. Considerable knowledge of the following: archival and library standards, practices and procedures; digital access systems, such as DigiTool, CONTENTdm, and Omeka; online applications for the delivery of digital cultural heritage materials, such as HistoryPin, Flickr, Google Open Gallery, and Digital Pulbic Library of America; trends in the development and use of Web-based social engagement tools; metadata standards, data management, text and imaging management and conversion tools, and descriptive practices. Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in one-on-one and group settings. Ability to develop and organize streamlined workflows and create related documentation.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may substitute for educational requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Progressive work experience leading digital or Web projects preferred.

The Library of Virginia fosters an open, team-oriented work environment and is seeking individuals who value this approach.

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