Associate Digital Projects Librarian

St. Louis, MO
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Salary: $ 66, 000 - $ 74,000
Created: April 14, 2023


The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks a tech-savvy librarian, archivist, or information professional who can bring energy and experience to enhancing the online presence of the foremost digital repository of economic, financial and banking related history in the United States. As a part of the Homer Jones Library in the Economic Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Digital History & Archives team works collaboratively to manage digitization projects, build digital history collections, create and improve metadata records, identify relevant audiences and promote content, evaluate impact and usage, and identify improvements and opportunities for strategic growth.

Job Duties

  • Digitize historical materials, and assist in locating and harvesting digitized and born digital materials
  • Process and upload digitized and born digital materials to FRASER, create item and title level metadata, work collaboratively to meet high standards for image and metadata quality control
  • Identify and implement improvements to metadata creation and curation, scanning and post-processing, and workflow efficiencies; maintain process and project documentation.
  • Assist with collection management activities including selection and supporting digitization partnerships
  • Identify repository functionality improvements in line with proprietary and open source digital libraries and coordinate improvements with division staff
  • Write essays, blog posts, and social media content, and contribute to marketing and outreach efforts



  • Library, digital repository, or other relevant experience
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies; skill in critical examination of library trends
  • Willingness to learn about users’ research interests and anticipating information needs
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Self-starter, independent worker, team player
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


  • Interest or background in History or Economics
  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent coursework, skills/experience
  • Experience creating, validating, transforming, crosswalking and bulk editing XML based metadata standards such as MODS and Dublin Core (or similar experience with JSON based metadata)
  • Experience utilizing APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Familiarity with methods for streamlining or automating metadata creation and management, using various tools for metadata manipulation and scripting
  • Familiarity with digital scanning operations
  • Demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g. OpenRefine, Python/PHP, XSLT, etc.)


Published: Thursday, April 20, 2023 16:52 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2023 16:52 UTC