Digital Collections Specialist
Library of Virginia
The Library of Virginia, the archival agency for the Commonwealth of Virginia,
is seeking a creative and innovative professional to serve as our Digital
Collections Specialist. Reporting to the Digital Initiatives & Web Services
Manager in the Information Technology Division, the individual selected for
this position will work with the agency staff and statewide professionals to
test, develop, and promote digital content using cultural heritage materials
and to encourage the implementation of new technologies and professional best
practices in this work. This position is part of a team that includes
colleagues across the agency and commonwealth, such as librarians, archivists,
and educational programming staff. The ideal candidate for this position will
exhibit the Library of Virginia's competencies with emphasis on leadership,
consensus building in a team environment, independence, and collaboration.
Some experience or formal training in digital collection development and
management, web content creation, and library/archives services required.
Considerable knowledge of the following: archival and library standards,
practices and procedures; digital access systems, such as DigiTool, CONTENTdm,
and Omeka; online applications for the delivery of digital cultural heritage
materials, such as HistoryPin, Flickr, Google Open Gallery, and Digital Pulbic
Library of America; trends in the development and use of Web-based social
engagement tools; metadata standards, data management, text and imaging
management and conversion tools, and descriptive practices. Excellent writing,
communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to work effectively
and collaboratively in one-on-one and group settings. Ability to develop and
organize streamlined workflows and create related documentation.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may substitute
for educational requirements.
Bachelor's Degree preferred. Progressive work experience leading digital or
Web projects preferred.
The Library of Virginia fosters an open, team-oriented work environment and is
seeking individuals who value this approach.
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