Manuscripts Digitization Proj Librarian
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a knowledgeable, resourceful, and collaborative individual for the position of Manuscripts Digitization Project Librarian. The Project Librarian will coordinate activities for the multi-year grant project, Content, Context, and Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina. The project began July 1, 2011, is currently funded through June 30, 2013, and will be requesting funding for an additional year of work through June 30, 2014. In this project, member libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) will digitize approximately forty modern manuscript collections and archival record groups in their entirety and present the digitized collections on the open web. TRLN (http: www.trln.org ) is a collaborative organization of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each TRLN member library holds world-class special collections, including manuscript collections and archival record groups that document the historical era known as the Long Civil Rights Movement (LCRM). The primary objective of the project is to promote scholarship and support educational uses of manuscripts and archival resources by extending the reach of modern collections beyond the walls of the four institutions through digitization. Secondly, the project will provide a proof of concept for a collaborative approach to large-scale digitization. As part of this project, the TRLN libraries are developing and evaluating cooperative standards and practices and test multi-institutional workflows that will deliver digitized special collections online effectively now and in the future.
ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science
Qualification and Experience: Required ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science with evidence of commitment to special collections, archives, or academic libraries as demonstrated by work experience (including internships), coursework, or memberships in professional associations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills. Experience with web page creation and management. Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative data analysis and other assessment methods. Preferred Experience managing complex projects. Experience delivering public presentations and facilitating meetings. Grant writing experience. Knowledge of digitization best practices. Working knowledge of EAD and archival descriptive standards. Coursework or interest in North Carolina history or the Long Civil Rights Movement.
Department Contact Name: Tiffany Allen, Director of Library Human Resources
Department Contact Telephone or Email: Tiffany_Allen@unc.edu
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.