Librarian - Digital Initiatives (Fort Lauderdale)

08 Sep 2020 8:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The purpose of this position supports the implementation, management, assessment of discovery and repository tools for digital collections. The selected candidate will take a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position will also provide strategies for effective management and preservation of library digital assets and will coordinate workflows and policies as they pertain to the libraries' digital program; provide technical expertise in the application of methods used to grow, develop and manage digital collections; identify grant opportunities and work collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital initiatives. Primary duties include but are not limited to: training and guidance of project participants as well as plan, coordinate, and oversee the basic digitization workflow; handling rare or fragile originals based on archival and preservation standards; scanning a variety of materials to archival specifications using image capture technologies, networks, computer hardware, and software; organizing, inspecting and ensuring quality of captured image files produced by others in the unit;  delivering files and related technical metadata to next stage of workflow. 

Also, this position will assist and support the initiatives of the section, to expand access to and  promote the Libraries archives, manuscripts and its special collections at the Flagship locations. Our Flagship libraries have a rich collection documenting the anthropology, geology and archival history; it features manuscript writings and books, including first edition titles, limited printings autographed and rare publications, and the African American experience and the African Diaspora; the extensive collection of books, personal papers, organizational and institutional records supports research in education, literature, and community.

Additionally, this position will lead responsibility and significant input into digital collections procedures related to managing, scanning and uploading documents to ContentDM, and other Library systems while ensuring full and accurate metadata for those objects.  Other responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting with metadata creation using non-MARC metadata schema and standards, such as Dublin Core or DACS and assist in directing the work assignments of a team of metadata specialists and scanning technicians.  

Salary: $46,325.34 - $73,935.06 Annually

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

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