Digital Collections Librarian

Created: August 7, 2015


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.

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.

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