Digital Projects & Metadata Librarian
American Philosophical Society
**About the Library**
The American Philosophical Society (APS) is an internationally recognized
center for research in the history of science, early America, Native American
linguistics, and anthropology. The Library houses over 13 million manuscripts,
350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, and thousands of hours
of audio material. We are located in historic Old City Philadelphia, near
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
**About the Department**
The Technology Department oversees the technical infrastructure of the APS,
the full suite of library-specific search and discovery tools, and digital
humanities initiatives. The department is committed to open source technology
and the promotion of open data.
Within the Library, the department works collaboratively with all staff
members to make the collections accessible to the world, identify material for
digitization, and build digital projects. The department is a collaborative
and growing community that includes Digital Humanities Fellows, Digital
Library Interns and volunteers.
**About the Position**
In this newly created position, the Library seeks a full-time member of the
Technology Department to contribute to the planning, design, and development
of digital projects using APS collections.
As a member of a small team, the Digital Projects & Metadata Librarian will
work closely with the Head of Technology to complete digital projects by
assisting in project planning, content creation, digitization, data
management, and metadata standardization. The Digital Projects & Metadata
Librarian will work alongside fellows, interns and volunteers in the
Technology Department to complete a well-rounded team focused on library
innovation and digital access.
The Digital Projects & Metadata Librarian will ensure proper metadata
standards for the APS digital repository and will serve one or more shifts in
the reading room per week.
● MLS from ALA-accredited institution and additional advanced degree (master's
degree or higher); or a master's degree in a related subject and Academy of
Certified Archivists certification (or willingness to become certified within
● Demonstrated experience digitizing diverse media types
● Demonstrated experience building digital exhibitions, websites or other
● Knowledge of cataloging and descriptive standards such as EAD-XML, Dublin
Core, MODS, or RDF
● Familiarity with Islandora, Drupal, and/or Fedora is preferred
● Experience with manuscript processing is preferred
● 1-3 years working with digital repositories and/or digital object cataloging
● 1-3 years working in an academic library, special collections library or
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a
collaborative team environment
● Strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to formulate
options and recommend solutions
**Benefits and Compensation**
The Society offers a competitive benefits package, including
• Employer paid health insurance
• TIAA-CREF retirement matching funds
• Dental insurance
• Life and Disability insurance
• Paid Days Off
Salary: Low 40s.
Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to:
[log in to unmask], using the subject line "Digital Projects and
The American Philosophical Society is an EOE, and strongly encourages
applications from women and minorities.
**Deadline to apply: August 15, 2016.**
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