Digital Projects Librarian

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Created: March 12, 2015


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Job Class Title:   Library Professional
Working Title:    Digital Projects Librarian
Position Number:            60083855
Department:      Dept of Cultural Resources
Recruitment Range:        $34,361 - $41,922 Annually
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent: 65
Competency Level:         Contributing
Appointment Type:        Time-Limited Full-Time
Pos. Location:    Wake County, North Carolina
Opening Date:   Tue. 03/10/15
Closing Date/Time:          Mon. 03/30/15 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description of Work:
This is a time-limited position located in the State Library of North Carolina.  The Government & Heritage Library (GHL) at the State Library of North Carolina seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and outgoing Digital Projects Librarian. This position will coordinate the digitization of about 40,000 pages of state government publications and other materials per year as prioritized by GHL staff through the Lyrasis Digitization Collaborative and through in-house resources for applicable items. Position will manage digitization processes, create metadata, upload items into the digital asset management system (CONTENTdm), conduct quality checks, prepare items for preservation storage, and communicate new additions to digital collections to staff and users. Position will also work with GHL staff to create web interfaces and access points to ensure content in digital collections is discoverable. In collaboration with the GHL's Digital Collections Manager and with the State Archives of NC, position will participate in the state agency and social media web site harvesting program, will test digital preservation systems, and will contribute to the development of guidelines relating to digitization and digital preservation for state agency materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Basic knowledge of professional library & information science principles, methods, standards, and practices, particularly related to digital libraries, digitization, and management of digital information. Basic knowledge of current scanning hardware and software; image editing software; metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, METS); digital asset management systems (CONTENTdm); MS Office; and HTML, XML, or XHTML editing. Strong organizational, customer service, written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail. Skills & abilities in innovative and strategic thinking; project management; and problem solving. Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with peers & colleagues; work independently & as part of a collaborative team; and perform & coordinate multiple, concurrent work assignments. Prefer experience with web design; accessibility standards; usability; Adobe Suite; and a strong interest in NC history, government, and culture.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in library and information science or a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.


In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form.   Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit.  Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application.  Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit.  Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the human resources office for assistance.

The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) uses Merit-Based Recruitment practices to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application via the NEOGOV website.  A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect knowledge skills, and abilities.  When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised positions.  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the Department of Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment.   We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).


Department of Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone:  919-807-7373


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