Between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities, including a recent rating as the number-one place to be in terms of education and standard of living. The North Carolina State University Libraries has been recognized as the first recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for its teamwork, innovation, and continuous interaction with students and faculty to further the educational mission of NC State University. The NCSU Libraries is ranked 29th by the Association of Research Libraries among North America’s top 113 academic research libraries. The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections. The Special Collections Research Center is building an innovative, multidimensional special collections program in support of research and teaching at the university through increasingly digital collections, inventive projects, and imaginative services. The Center’s growing digital collections program currently includes a grant project to digitize historic architecture materials, the expansion of a new university history portal, and the incorporation of born-digital primary source materials into the collecting strategy. The Center’s digital program also contributes content to the Libraries’ Digital Repository and to the Libraries’ Open Content Alliance initiative. A major renovation was completed in March 2007, providing a well-appointed reading room and a spacious, state-of-the-art exhibit gallery in close proximity to the Libraries’ Learning Commons. Responsibilities The Digital Program Librarian plans and implements digital initiatives involving Special Collections materials and services. This position plays a leading role in creating and delivering digital materials to scholars, using emerging information technologies and standards-based methods. The incumbent works in a highly collaborative environment to prioritize collections for digitization, to maintain effective access to born-digital content, and to develop preservation strategies for a variety of electronic media. She or he serves as the departmental expert on new technologies and developments in digital applications, and coordinates the implementation of Special Collections digital initiatives with other units in the Libraries, such as Information Technology and Digital Library Initiatives. The Librarian helps identify and obtain grants for the development of digital collections. Program staff include a Digital Collections Archivist, a Libraries Fellow, a technology support position, and graduate and undergraduate student assistants. The incumbent participates in library planning and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the Head of the Special Collections Research Center. Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant discipline is required. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in digitizing and providing access to special or archival collections. Knowledge of standards-based metadata schemes, such as XML, EAD, MODS and METS, as well as digital archiving and preservation trends. Demonstrated experience with digital collections architecture and infrastructure. Evidence of innovation using emerging information technologies, including the ability to develop concepts from idea to implementation. Candidates should have successful project management experience and be able to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment. Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates should demonstrate an ongoing and current record of professional development and contribution. Preferred:ALA-accredited MLS. Research library experience. The University and the Libraries Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 30,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. NC State is ranked 7th among national research universities in industry-funded research, 12th among national research universities in nonfederally funded research, 6th in technology strength of patents, and has received more than 500 patents for beneficial technologies developed by its world-class faculty. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation. The library system (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/) consists of a central library and branch libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of 280+ FTE, the Libraries has nearly 3.6 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 54,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $25 million, with approximately $9 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the lead server site for NC LIVE (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education), a multi-type library initiative, making digital resources accessible to North Carolina citizens. The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 13 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $29 million. Salary and Benefits The Libraries offers highly competitive salaries in recognition of applicable education and experience, not less than $50,000 for this position. Relocation allowance provided. 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. More benefits information is available at http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/hr/benefits/ Application process and schedule 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 at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79171. Search by position number C-60-0806, complete application, and attach cover letter and résumé, with contact information for four current, professional references. 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 Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.