|Location||College Park, Maryland|
|Date Posted||October 8, 2018|
The position will manage the fourth award of the Historic Maryland Newspapers initiative, a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and supported by the Library of Congress (LC) under the auspices of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Historic Maryland Newspapers will select, digitize, and contribute to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically- and culturally-significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland. The candidate will perform outreach for this project. The UMD Libraries has been the Maryland state partner of the NDNP project since 2012. The position will also manage other digitization grant projects and other grant projects that support the major grant projects, such as smaller outreach or education projects, as they are awarded.
Reporting to the Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR), the Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate with staff in Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries. The Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners, including the campus Division of Research, Office of Research Administration, who applies for grants on behalf of the campus. The candidate will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived.
The Digital Projects Librarian will supervise hourly student employees and possible grant project staff, as required by future projects.