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Job: Media Preservation Librarian, Librarian I at Michigan State University

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Media Preservation Librarian, Librarian I
Michigan State University
East Lansing

**Position**  
Media Preservation Librarian, Librarian I

  
**Salary**  
$50,000

  
**Position Summary**  
Reporting to the Head of Digital Curation and working closely with staff in
Digital and Multimedia Center, G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Special
Collections and other library units, as well as with partners at other
institutions, the Media Preservation Librarian will:

  * Plan, develop and provide leadership for a media preservation program for Library digital and analog collections by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices that promote long-term stewardship and access to audio visual and moving image materials.
  * Process, organize, convert, and migrate objects and collections.
  * Implement quality control procedures.
  * Identify and collaborate with technical partners within the library, campus and consortial communities.
The successful candidate must be broadly focused and adventurous enough to
expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs,
as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment
based on the needs of the library and candidate interests and
qualifications. Potential secondary assignments include
work with data services, reference, metadata services or collection
development. Some evening and weekend hours may be
required.

  
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in a continuing appointment system
and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related
to their position. Additionally, librarians serve on library and university
committees as elected or assigned.

Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000
undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like
campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have
combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing is a community of
50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State capital.

  
**Minimum Qualifications**  
Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by
the American Library Association. Knowledge of or experience with media
preservation. Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding
interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a
dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service;
ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty,
students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently;
ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail;
preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent
with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage
independently in continuing professional development.

  
**Desired Qualifications**  
Experience with production, archiving or preserving complex digital objects;
knowledge of best practice for cleaning, repair, migrating or rehousing audio
visual and moving image materials; broad understanding of current trends and
tools for sustainability, integrity, authenticity and risk assessment;
knowledge of standards-based metadata schema such as MODS, METS and
PREMIS. File migration and media conversion practice;
working knowledge of HTML, CSS and XSL; use of programming languages such as
Python; experience with repository software technologies (e.g. Fedora
Commons).

  
**Closing Date**  
5pm on Monday, May 19, 2014

  
**Special Instructions to Applicants**  
Minimum $50,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits.

Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and
names, addresses and email addresses of three references to
https://jobs.msu.edu posting number 9353.



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