Key responsibilities include supporting the digital production student assistant program through active participation in recruitment, training, and day-to-day oversight of the student assistants; maintaining effective communication with stakeholders; contributing to the creation, use, migration, and management of digital objects and metadata; contributing to the establishment and improvement of best practices for digitization and publishing workflows; creating documentation; and keeping and reporting accurate statistics.
Under the supervision of the Collection Management Librarian, the Cataloging and Metadata Assistant is responsible for copy-cataloging and metadata creation for materials in all formats in the law library collection. This includes batch correcting and loading MARC bibliographic records for print and electronic resources, routine bibliographic and authority record maintenance in the ILS, and withdrawing materials from the print collection. Additional duties include: loose-leaf filing, shifting, assisting in training and supervising student workers, creating and updating procedural documentation, and working on special projects as assigned.
Please see UNFCCC vacancies for the Taxonomy and Knowledge Management vacancy internship announcement.
- Operating a digital repository;
- Assessing records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy;
- Creating finding aids;
- Collaborating with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems;
- Participating in workflow assessment for web-archiving;
- Collaborating with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive’s Archive-IT service;
- Assisting in furthering NTL’s social media efforts to promote library resources and services;
- Cloud computing;
- Data dictionary and mediated submission application development.
Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is excited to offer the Archival Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections again this year. The fellowship provides a summer of paid work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career.
Fellowship Description: The 2019 Fellow will primarily gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on arrangement and description of manuscript collections, including hybrid collections with born-digital and audiovisual materials. Additional projects may include assisting with reference and other public services tasks. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the team of processing staff responsible for collections within RBSC’s Manuscripts Division, including the Lead Processing Archivist, Project Archivist for Americana Manuscripts Collections, Processing Archivist for General Collections, and the Latin American Processing Archivist.
The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is located in Firestone Library, Princeton University’s main library, and holds over 14,000 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with collecting strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. The Fellow will primarily work with the Division’s expansive literary collections, the papers of former Princeton faculty, and collections relating to the history of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which can begin as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting in August will be covered by Princeton.
Requirements: This fellowship is open to current graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Applicants must have successfully completed at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, literature, American history/studies, or other humanities discipline, public history, or museum studies; a demonstrated interest in the archival profession; good organizational and communication skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in a humanities discipline and/or foreign language skills (particularly Spanish-language reading skills) are preferred.
The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.
To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation addressed to the processing team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2019. Video interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5th.
Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
Oakland University’s Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as an Assistant Professor and Digital Strategies Librarian to provide leadership for the Library’s digital initiatives in its teaching-focused environment.
In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies Librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets. Successful applicants to this position will possess technical skills and strong project management experience, as well as high-level knowledge of digital collections, metadata creation/maintenance, digital archiving, and preservation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Providing leadership in prioritizing and managing digital initiatives throughout the project lifecycle for both digitized and born-digital items, including recommendations for related hardware/software and funding opportunities
- Designing, documenting, and overseeing efficient digital production workflows that may involve stakeholders from library and university departments
- Engaging with a variety of preservation tools and employing metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and archival schema as appropriate, while keeping abreast of emerging trends in these areas
- Ensuring best practices for digital collections as they relate to preservation, copyright, usability, and accessibility
- Collaborating with subject librarians and disciplinary faculty to enhance discovery of digital collections for teaching and research purposes
- Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations
- Participating in library, university, and professional service activities
- Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
- Experience working on digital projects employing best practices in collection processing, description, access, management, and preservation.
This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO APPLY ONLINE, PLEASE SEE FULL POSTING AT: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/15224