Digital Project Librarian
Position number: 00106779
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the three-year term-limited position (June1, 2018 – May 31, 2021) of Digital Project Librarian for the project “The Animal Turn”: Digitizing Animal Protection and Human-Animal Studies Collections, to be carried out in collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is building an innovative, multidimensional special collections program in support of research and teaching at the university. The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) recently awarded the Libraries a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant to support a three-year effort to create an online resource documenting the diverse and multi-disciplinary components of animal advocacy discourse in the growing field of human-animal studies.
The Digital Project Librarian serves as coordinator for a grant-funded project to create digital surrogates of unique and rare primary source materials. Work will be performed at NC State University. The incumbent manages production workflow, trains and supervises student assistants, oversees digital image production and quality control, creates and reviews metadata, coordinates work between partners, and collaborates with technology partners in the Libraries to support application development. The Digital Project Librarian develops the project’s website, prepares promotional materials, and supports the project’s outreach efforts. The incumbent will work in a highly collaborative environment with colleagues in the SCRC, throughout the NCSU Libraries, and with project partners to create an innovative, sustainable, and accessible online resource. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position reports to the Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections.
- Relevant experience in digitizing and providing access to archival collections, with knowledge of format specifications and of standards-based metadata schemes, such as Dublin Core, MODS, or EAD
- Successful project management experience
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
- ALA-accredited MLS by position start date
- Research library experience
- Experience supervising staff and budgets
- Knowledge of human-animal studies and the history of animal protection
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.