The Digital Projects Coordinator will be responsible for leading services related to the Library's digitization program, including but not limited to:
- Coordinating digitization projects, including decisions on what to digitize, project prioritization, and development of appropriate standards, policies, and procedures for the Library’s digital projects.
- Collaborating to develop and implement appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery.
- Optimizing and managing workflow for digitization projects.
- Participating in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the Library.
- Actively seeking, as lead or collaborator, grant funding for digitization projects that address the research and service goals as indicated in the library’s strategic plan.
- Acting as liaison to the Digital Library of Georgia and other repositories in coordinating the sharing of digital content.
- Activity report writing, budget monitoring and other types of grant-funded project-related work.
- Supervising regular and grant-funded positions hired for digitization projects.
- Participating in activities related to the criteria for promotion as required by the Board of Regents and as defined in the Guidelines on Appointment and Retention of Non-Tenure Library Faculty.
This position reports to the Department Head of Digital Library Services.
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- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related terminal degree
- Familiarity with digitization standards and practices, digital library technologies and issues of metadata and access
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment
- Experience in an academic library or similar environment
- Commitment to user-oriented service
- Ability to think critically and analytically
- Demonstrated ability to participate in professional activity or scholarship
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to pass a background check
- Experience digitizing collections
- Familiarity with tools commonly used to scan, adjust, and OCR printed materials
- Knowledge of digital library content and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, XML, METS, and/or MODS
- Experience with CONTENTdm or with other digital asset management systems
- Experience managing digitization projects and processes
- Experience identifying grant funded opportunities and writing grant proposals
Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $48,000 for 12 months. Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.
Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin March 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:
Human Resources Coordinator
Georgia State University