Digital Collections Manager, State Library of N.C., Raleigh, NC

Digital Collections Manager – State Library of North Carolina, N.C. Government & Heritage Library
Raleigh, NC
Please excuse any cross-postings.

This is a nonsupervisory position.

Are you innovative, and continuously thinking outside the box about how to improve the discoverability of library and archival digital collections? Are you equally passionate about digital preservation? Do you enjoy discussing file naming and metadata? Are you interested in creating educational resources to help state government agencies and the general public better understand digital information management/digital preservation of born-digital assets? If so, please consider joining the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library team as our Digital Collections Manager!

To view the full position announcement and the link to the online application, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1573136/library-professional-digital-collections-manager

Cover letters are not required, but are encouraged by the Search Committee. Please discuss how your experience and interests apply to this position in the cover letter.

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resumes section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit

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Library Professional/Digital Collections Manager

Location:  Raleigh, Wake County, NC

Job Type: Permanent Full-Time

Department: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

Job Number: 16-11024 ADM60083837

Closing 11/18/2016 5:00 PM Eastern

Recruitment range: $34,361 – $58,738

Salary Grade equivalent: 74

This position is located at:

State Library Division

109 East Jones Street

Raleigh, NC

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

Division Information

The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: The Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development. The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage, including genealogy. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions).

Description of Work

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 publications 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.

Position participates in packing, unpacking, moving, shifting, and shelving library materials or boxes of library materials, so this position requires the ability to pick up a 40 lb. box of materials to place it on a cart or hand truck to be moved. Works with special collection materials (e.g. 19th century books), so exposure to library collection materials containing dust or mold is likely.

Management Preference

Master’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience as a library or information professional in the area of digital libraries, web services, or library systems and technology support. Experience with linked data, usability testing, and reference and customer service preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

You must meet ALL the following KSA’s listed below:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current practices, policies, and trends in library and information science as they relate to digital and special libraries/archives.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with digital library collection management, including collection identification and selection, file structures, metadata schemes, controlled vocabularies, and web interfaces.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of digitization and digital preservation standards and practices including the OAIS model.
  • 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 trainings, presentations, 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.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.

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