Librarian 1, National Digital Newspaper Project

at Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (view profile)
Published October 3, 2022
Location Juneau, Alaska
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  Temporary/Term-Limited  
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Education Requirements Master's degree in library science, information science, or a closely related field
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $29.00
Hourly or Salary? Hourly
Pay Grade Range 16


Now open to all applicants!

With support from the project’s supervisor, the Alaska NDNP Coordinator will complete the day-to-day technical production work such as creating authority files, reviewing batches of enhanced images, tracking the moving parts of the project closely, and creating outreach for the Digital Newspaper Project. This long term-non permanent position liaises with staff, vendors, and an assigned Library of Congress contact to ensure quality deliverables according to a production schedule and Library of Congress preservation and cataloguing standards. The incumbent will be collaborating on selecting newspaper titles, including copyright research, working with the Newspaper Title Advisory Committee, completing title essays, and creating posts and other outreach materials. The grant is currently available through August 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension.

Mission and Culture
The Department of Education and Early Development’s Alaska State Library collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible materials that document the history of Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. We strive to ensure a variety of materials, from photographs to manuscripts, territorial records to periodicals, books, newspapers, and maps relating to Alaska’s history are available for research and review. As part of this work, the Alaska State Library was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress grant to digitally preserve and provide free access to historical Alaskan newspapers in a searchable online database.

Benefits of Joining Our Team
This position offers the opportunity to do meaningful work in historic preservation, while allowing creativity and flair in managing the social media and other outreach for the project. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain project management experience, and grow their professional network through outreach and liaison work.

The Working Environment You Can Expect
This position is located in the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building with dedicated parking and easy access to all of the amenities of downtown Juneau, including an onsite café. Recently awarded the distinction of being one of the 50 most beautiful library spaces in America, our offices boast views of the Gastineau Channel and surrounding mountains. The building also houses the State Archives and the award-winning State Museum. Year round outdoor and cultural activities are many and close at hand, and the University of Alaska Southeast is just a few miles away. The daily work environment in our open floor plan workspace is collegial, collaborative, and professionally inspiring as staff work together to support state and local governments and independent researchers.
Our ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:

  • Work experience that required strong writing skills for documenting and describing work and conducting outreach such as newsletters, social media, and Web presence for the project.
  • Experience coordinating multiple tasks to complete a project, which included presenting project information to a variety of audiences.
  •  Knowledge of standards-based metadata schemas (non-MARC and/or MARC), including digital formats such as XML (Extensible Markup Language) and governing standards in digital libraries.
  • Experience with and/or a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, including microfilm inspection and assessment for digitization.
  • Knowledge of media promotion and/or graphic design.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in library science, information science, or a closely related field.
Some relevant work experience preferred.