Digital Collections Manager

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Created: August 3, 2015


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The State Library of North Carolina's Government & Heritage Library (GHL) is looking for an experienced digital librarian who is passionate about digital preservation, committed to ensuring that digital government publications remain available to the public into the future, has innovative ideas, and has a strong customer service ethic.

While this is a non-supervisory position, it coordinates the GHL's digital preservation activities, and actively participates in digital collection development. The position is in the Content and Information Delivery Services branch of the GHL.

Job Class Title:   Library Professional
Working Title:    Library Digital Collections Manager
Position Number:            60083837
Department:      Dept of Cultural Resources
Recruitment Range:        $34,361 - $57,870
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent: 74
Competency Level:         Advanced
Appointment Type:        Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location:    Wake County, North Carolina
Opening Date:   Mon. 08/03/15
Closing Date/Time:          Fri. 08/21/15 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description of Work:
The NC Government & Heritage Library (GHL) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and detail-oriented Digital Collections Manager (Librarian) to support the GHL’s work to preserve and provide access to the valuable resources of North Carolina government. As part of the Content and Information Delivery Services branch, this position coordinates the GHL's access and preservation repositories, digital preservation education and outreach initiatives, and specialized digital projects. Develops and delivers in-person and online training. Develops policies, guidelines, best practices, and workflows regarding digital information management. Researches, tests, and makes recommendations regarding digital preservation and access tools as they concern born-digital and digitized publications. Serves as the liaison between vendors and the GHL and State Archives for select systems, including CONTENTdm and DuraCloud. Position works closely with staff throughout the GHL and State Archives on collaborative projects and initiatives, including the NC Digital Collections, Digital Preservation Education site, and State Government Website Archiving & Access Program. Continuously works to improve access to digital materials, and advises on copyright and intellectual property rights, as appropriate. Supports the research and development of grants concerning digital information management and digital projects. Provides in-person and virtual customer assistance, which includes occasional Saturday work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of and hands-on experience with current practices, policies, and standards in library science and digital information practices and curation concepts such as the OAIS framework, distributed storage, open-source tools for validation, normalization, and authentication. Thorough knowledge of and experience with digital library collection management, including collection identification and selection, file structures, metadata schemes, controlled vocabularies, and web interfaces. Knowledge and understanding of content and digital asset management systems (e.g. Drupal, CONTENTdm), digital preservation tools and systems, and web scripting languages (e.g. HTML, PHP, Javascript). Knowledge and understanding of intellectual rights and copyright laws. Strong written and verbal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical issues to a variety of audiences. Strong customer service skills. Experience developing and delivering in-person training and/or creating online tutorials. Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong working relationships, to act as a lead on partnerships and collaborations, and to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment. Prefer experience with responsive web design, linked data, usability testing, and reference and customer service.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master’s degree in library and information science from an appropriately accredited (ALA) institution or regionally accredited program in North Carolina. Experience as a professional librarian in the area of digital libraries, web services, or library systems and technology support preferred.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link on the URL provided above.   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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