Digital Projects Librarian – State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

Salary $34,361.00 – $80,681.00 Annually
Location Wake County, NC
Job Type Permanent Full-Time
Department Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Job Number 17-03564 ADM60083834
Closing 4/20/2017 5:00 PM Eastern

Description of Work
17-03564 ADM60083834
Competency Level: Contributing
Salary Grade Equivalent: 65
Recruitment Range: $34,361 – $41,162

This position is located at:
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

Division Information:
The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: The Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development.

The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage, including genealogy. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions).

Description of Work:
The Government & Heritage Library (GHL) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and detail-oriented Digital Projects Librarian. This position will:

  • Coordinate the digitization of about 20,000 pages of publications per year through the Internet Archive and through in-house resources for applicable items. Manage digitization processes, create metadata, upload items into the digital asset management system (CONTENTdm), conduct quality checks, prepare items for preservation storage. Position participates in packing, unpacking, moving, shifting, and shelving library materials or boxes of library materials that are being digitized, so this position requires the ability to pick up a 40 lb box of materials.
  • Communicate new additions in digital collections to staff and users, promote digital collection materials via blog posts, presentations, social media and more.
  • Assist with receiving born digital state government publications from state agencies and will ingest digital publications into preservation storage. Assist with the testing of digital preservation systems, and contribute to the development of guidelines relating to digitization and digital preservation for state agency materials.
  • Work with GHL staff to create web interfaces and access points to ensure content in digital collections is discoverable.
  • In collaboration with the GHL’s Digital Collections Manager and with the State Archives of NC, participate in the state agency and social media web site archiving program.
  • Provide in-person and virtual customer assistance, which includes occasional Saturday work, and occasional evening work for special events, presentations, or conferences. Occasional travel is required.
  • Works with special collection materials (e.g. 19th century books), so exposure to library collection materials containing dust or mold is likely.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of professional library & information science principles, methods, standards, and practices, particularly related to digital libraries, digitization, and management of digital information.
  • Experience with or coursework in digitization and metadata creation. If coursework is being used to satisfy this requirement, please attach a school transcript.
  • Experience with digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm, Bepress, DSpace, etc.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel)

Management Preferences:

  • Experience or coursework related to digital libraries, digitization, metadata, web archiving, web editing, accessibility standards, usability, and Adobe Suite
  • A strong interest in NC history, government, and culture
  • Strong organizational, customer service, written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with peers and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to perform and coordinate multiple, concurrent work assignments.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • Must be able to work with library materials that may include dust or mold.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience

Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.

To apply:

Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the “Work Experience” section of the application, to support your answers.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on “Application Status”. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-807-7373

An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government.

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