Librarian - Digital Collections Librarian

Columbia, SC
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Librarian - Digital Collections Librarian

Internal Title Digital Collections Librarian


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011690

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis Annually

Department Thomas Cooper Library

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 04-27-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 05-03-2017

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for managing the numerous and varied digitization projects pursued by the Digital Collections unit. This position will direct a staff of students and part-time employees carrying out scanning, application of metadata and overall digital asset management and collaborate with curators and librarians in the six special collections within the University of South Carolina Libraries as well as other librarians and external partners. This position will sustain and expand the Libraries' data asset management capabilities. Serving as an expert on non-MARC metadata, the Digital Collections Librarian will direct and coordinate the integration of metadata into production of digital collections. The Digital Collections Librarian will also assist in supporting external digital collections initiatives of interest and value to the University Libraries (such as, but not limited to, the Digital Public Library of America, and the South Carolina Digital Library).

Areas of Responsibility:
* Manage and coordinate assigned projects for the Libraries' Digital Collections,
* Train and supervises student, temporary, grant-funded and intern staff in processes and procedures, workflow management, scanning, metadata creation, and digital preservation,
* Plan, track, and document projects throughout the digital lifecycle including capture, presentation, and other digital asset management activities,
*Collaborate with Library Technology Services colleagues to support Digital Collections hardware and software; develop and fine-tine workflow automation; and effectively communicate problems/enhancement requests as well as engage in discussions about the management of digital objects,
* Collaborate extensively with other special collections departments in the University Libraries,
* Calibrate and maintain digital imaging equipment such as overhead and flatbed scanners,
* Review scans and metadata records created by staff for quality and adherence to metadata standards,
* Participate in the design of workflows to facilitate access and preservation of the digital materials in the collections,
* Serve as primary resource for best practices in digitization by staying current on digital library trends, developments, applications, and industry standards in order to ensure the libraries adopt appropriate changes in digital collection management activities,
* Maintain awareness of trends in metadata and resource discovery; share and apply that knowledge.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program. Two years of related experience. Project management experience. Experience with content management systems, such as CONTENTdm. Working knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, TEI, MODS, METS, VRA Core and Dublin Core and knowledge of authority control, subject analysis, and controlled vocabularies.

Preferred Qualifications
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff; technical and non-technical individuals. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Attention to detail. Demonstrated experience working on digital library projects with metadata standards and tools. Knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation. Flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic and changing environment. Knowledge of digital preservation practices and archiving data. Experience with ArchiveSpace. Experience with web programming languages including HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript and/or PHP. Experience handling archives and special collections materials. Knowledge of the Federal Agencies Guidelines for Digital Initiatives (FADGI) and other national standards. Experience using tools for metadata manipulation, such as OpenRefine or Oxygen. Experience with digital repository platforms (e.g., Fedora Commons, Islandora, or ArchivesSpace), their associated workflows, and accompanying metadata schemes (e.g., Dublin Core). Experience with online exhibit tools, social media, programming or scripting languages.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applicants will begin on or after June 7, 2017.

SOC Code 25-4011


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