Digital Projects Librarian (State Library)

Wake County
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Created: March 17, 2015


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.

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