The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Digital Librarian to manage the digitization center for textual, photographic, audio, and moving image materials, including the workflows for on-demand requests and longer term projects. The librarian will provide technical guidance and support to staff throughout the Libraries to facilitate both patron-initiated digitization requests and other digitization projects, and will work with colleagues in Technical Services on quality control of metadata records that are entered into the digital repository. He/She will be responsible for the maintenance of sophisticated digitization equipment including flatbed scanners with slide and transparency attachments, oversize scanners, digital cameras, audio and moving image analog to digital stations, and audio and moving image legacy equipment, and related software. The librarian will supervise and perform quality control on digital objects. The librarian will manage in-house digitization projects as necessary. The librarian will be expected to remain current with digitization standards and best practices.
The librarian will also supervise and train student digitization technicians, and train other library staff, as needed. He/She will contribute to the development of procedural documents to train students and to document workflows, and other digitization guidelines, and maintain the documents in shared spaces. The librarian will contribute to library intranet webspace for the unit, maintained for internal documentation and communication.
-Master’s degree from an ALA -accredited institution in Library Science, or an equivalent degree.
-At least two years experience in a library
-At least one year experience working with digitizing materials to archival standards.
-At least one year supervisory experience.
-Demonstrated project management skills.
-Experience with archival or special collection materials, such as rare books, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and legacy audiovisual materials.
-Experience with various metadata schemas such as MODS / METS or Dublin Core, and thesauri such as Library of Congress Authorities, Thesaurus of Graphic Materials ( TGM ), or Thesaurus of Geographic Names ( TGN ).
-Experience using digital assets management system or digital repository such as Fedora or DSpace.
-Experience with digitization hardware, such as flatbed and overhead scanners, and audio digitization stations; software, such as SilverFast AI, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Premiere; and related tools, such as Adobe Professional.
-Knowledge of issues related to digital formats, media, and migration.
-Ability to identify materials that warrant preservation.
-Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and balance multiple tasks, requests, and projects in a timely manner.
-Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a flexible environment.
-Ability to participate in professional activity or scholarship.
-Ability to handle analytical and detailed work, such as detailed quality assurance.
-Ability to work with dirty and/or damaged collections.
-Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
-Specialization in archives or special collections.
-At least two years experience working with special collections or archival materials.
-Familiarity with current and emerging information technologies to retrieve, develop, and disseminate information products, services, and tools.
-Basic HTML experience.
University of Maryland - 15 months ago