The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a
knowledgeable, resourceful, and collaborative individual for the position of
Newspaper Digitization Project Librarian. The Project Librarian will
coordinate activities for the proposed, multi-year grant project, North
Carolina Newspapers. In this project, the University Library will lead a
collaborative effort with the North Carolina State Archives to digitize
approximately 150 reels of microfilmed North Carolina newspapers in their
entirety and make them available through the Library of Congress's Chronicling
America website (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/).
Under the supervision of the grant's principal investigator at the University
Library, the Project Librarian will coordinate the day-to-day operations of
the North Carolina Newspapers project. The Newspaper
Digitization Project Librarian will work to ensure microfilm selected for the
project meets required technical specifications, and will prepare metadata on
newspaper titles and reels selected for digitization. The
Project Librarian will also create and maintain a database to track the
movement of microfilm and digital files, and will oversee review of digital
files received from digitization vendor.
The individual in this position will serve as the primary contact with
technical staff at the North Carolina State Archives, the digitization vendor
and Library of Congress, arranging schedules for duplication of microfilm,
digitization of microfilm and delivery of digital files.
Additionally, working with the principal investigator, the Project Librarian
will produce reports for funders and project participants, and will attend the
annual National Digital Newspaper Program meetings in Washington,
D.C. The Project Librarian will also supervise two graduate
students working as metadata assistants.
Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or
information science. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Superior interpersonal, oral and
written communication skills. Superior organizational and
time management skills. Experience with assigning metadata to digital objects
and creating digital collections for libraries or other cultural institutions.
Knowledge of XML and digitization standards.
Preferred: Knowledge of METS. Experience with management of grant-funded
digital projects. Budget management and experience working with vendors.
Coursework in or knowledge of North Carolina history.
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
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 a twelve-month fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of one
additional one-year appointment contingent on continued funding and
performance. The anticipated salary range for this position
is $44,000 to $46,000. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave,
and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members
of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2012. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to
applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3217 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. Additionally, please indicate in your cover
letter where you first learned of this position.
AVAILABLE: October 1, 2012
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