Digitization Project Librarian

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Created: August 22, 2013


The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Research Assistant Professor /Digitization Project Librarian to manage a grant-funded scholarly digitization project, Living Charlotte: The Postwar Development of a New South City. In partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Carolina Room and Johnson C. Smith University’s James B. Duke Memorial Library, Atkins Library Special Collections will digitize manuscript and archival materials that tell the story of the remarkable economic growth and social transformation of the Charlotte, N.C., region in the first four decades after World War II. The project is currently funded through June 30, 2014, and will be requesting funding for at least one additional year of work through June 30, 2015.

The Digitization Project Librarian will research, adapt, and contribute to professional best practices in the digitization of cultural heritage collections for humanities scholarship; provide expertise and decision-making in the design and implementation of new and emerging digital imaging, digital audio reformatting, and metadata standards; provide oversight and training; develop workflows; lead in the coordination of activities with UNCC faculty and community project partners; identify budgetary needs and draft budget revisions; participate in grant writing and reporting; hire and supervise project staff. The position will report to the Digital Programs Archivist at Atkins Library.

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline with coursework or experience in archival theory and practice, special collections librarianship, digitization of cultural heritage materials, and/or digital preservation.

  • Oversee humanities digitization project
  • Collaborate with other library faculty on the design of the project to ensure it serves the research, teaching, and service mission of a research university
  • Lead in the implementation of systems, procedures, processes, workflows, and benchmarks to ensure project deliverables and deadlines are met
  • Serve as a liaison to teaching and research faculty on campus, coordinating activities in the realms of resource selection and placing the digitized materials in a scholarly context
  • Coordinate tasks among community partners, project staff, and departmental staff
  • Conduct copyright analysis, applying the concepts of fair use to the digitization of manuscripts in the context of a scholarly research environment
  • Hire, train and manage a team of graduate and undergraduate students; train project staff
  • Design and implement project assessment activities
  • Develop project progress reports, budget revisions, and other project documentation

  • Full-time – contract funded through June 30, 2014 (contract renewal is dependent on renewed Grant funding)
  • Reports to: Digital Programs Archivist
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Salary: competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 25,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 42,000 serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million. UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 600,000 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, and the second largest banking center in the nation in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.



(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #2154)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
  • Cover letter,
  • Resume
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

The review of applications will begin immediately and close September 6, 2013.

Expected start date of October 1. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE


Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 13:21 UTC

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