Digital Projects Librarian- UNC Chapel Hill, NC

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
UNC Chapel Hill, University Library
 POSITION:      NCDHC Digital Projects Librarian
(At Will Appointment)

AVAILABLE:    March 1, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an organized, collaborative, and collegial individual for the position of Digital Projects Librarian in the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (http://digitalnc.org/).

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digital library program housed in the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center provides digitization and digital publishing services to cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. The Center has worked with more than 100 institutions around the state on a wide variety of digital projects.

The Digital Projects Librarian and Program Coordinator work with staff in institutions and organizations throughout the state to develop and implement new digitization projects.  Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Digital Projects Librarian oversees and closely monitors all aspects of digital project work, including digitization of original materials, description of materials according to accepted metadata standards, and the online publication of digital objects using CONTENTdm or other digital collection management tools.  This position is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising student assistants. The Digital Projects Librarian plays a key role in outreach and communication and is in regular contact with the Digital Heritage Center’s many partners.  Travel, including occasional overnight trips, is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

 Required:  ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.  Experience working on digital collections in a library, museum, or archival setting, including the description of materials using accepted metadata standards.  Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, to successfully balance competing priorities, and to work with inflexible deadlines. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.  Successful experience managing complex projects and/or workflows.  Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.                                                                                                            

Preferred:  Experience working on multi-institution collaborative projects.  Experience with the CONTENTdm digital collections management software.  Knowledge of North Carolina history, literature, and culture.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARIES

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law.  Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries.  Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

THE REGION

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is an At Will Appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

TO APPLY

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/12305 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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