Digital Collections Librarian

at University of South Carolina Libraries (view profile)
Published November 1, 2022
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 52,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 52,000
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Reporting to the Director of Digital Research Services, the Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for overseeing and managing the numerous and varied digitization projects pursued by the Digital Collections unit. This position will direct a staff of students, part-time, and full-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 and digital exhibits. 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).

Required Education and Experience
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 Dublic 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. Experie3nce 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.