Position: Manuscripts Digitization Project Librarian (At Will Appointment)
Available: May 1, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a
knowledgeable, resourceful, and collaborative individual for the position of
Manuscripts Digitization Project Librarian. The Project Librarian will
coordinate activities for the multi-year grant project, Content, Context, and
Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil
Rights Movement in North Carolina. The project began July 1, 2011, is
currently funded through June 30, 2013, and will be requesting funding for an
additional year of work through June 30, 2014. In this project, member
libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) will digitize
approximately forty modern manuscript collections and archival record groups
in their entirety and present the digitized collections on the open web. TRLN
(http://www.trln.org/) is a collaborative organization of Duke University,
North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Under the supervision of the grant's principal investigator at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Project Librarian will work closely with
the project steering committee representing the four TRLN member libraries.
The successful candidate will coordinate all project activities including
project working groups for materials handling, evaluation, and outreach, and
may chair one or more of these; ensure all project deliverables and deadlines
are met; design and oversee the implementation of project assessment
activities; create and manage the project's web and social media presence; and
write and organize project documentation, including internal and external
reports. Job responsibilities will evolve as project work progresses and will
require travel among the campuses and within the Triangle area. The Project
Librarian will collaborate with project staff, TRLN central staff, and
colleagues at the TRLN member libraries for the successful and timely
completion of the project.
Each TRLN member library holds world-class special collections, including
manuscript collections and archival record groups that document the historical
era known as the Long Civil Rights Movement (LCRM). The primary objective of
the project is to promote scholarship and support educational uses of
manuscripts and archival resources by extending the reach of modern
collections beyond the walls of the four institutions through digitization.
Secondly, the project will provide a proof of concept for a collaborative
approach to large-scale digitization. As part of this project, the TRLN
libraries are developing and evaluating cooperative standards and practices
and test multi-institutional workflows that will deliver digitized special
collections online effectively now and in the future.
ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science with evidence
of commitment to special collections, archives, or academic libraries as
demonstrated by work experience (including internships), coursework, or
memberships in professional associations. Demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively with others to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Superior
interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
Experience with web page creation and management. Demonstrated aptitude for
quantitative and qualitative data analysis and other assessment methods.
Experience managing complex projects. Experience delivering public
presentations and facilitating meetings. Grant writing experience. Knowledge
of digitization best practices. Working knowledge of EAD and archival
descriptive standards. Coursework or interest in North Carolina history or the
Long Civil Rights Movement.
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 an At Will Appointment with funding currently guaranteed through June
30, 2013, with the possibility of extension through June 30, 2014 contingent
on continued funding and performance. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick
leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2013. 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/11310 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, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please
indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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