Working Title:Wilson Library Special Collections Project Manager
Closing Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
Position Description and Principal Responsibilities
This temporary Project Manager will oversee work done on the grant-funded project Content, Context, and Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina from January 2013 through April 2013. In this project, member libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) are digitizing approximately forty modern manuscript collections and archival record groups in their entirety and present the digitized collections on the open web. TRLN (http://www.trln.org/) is a collaborative organization of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The successful candidate will coordinate all project activities including project working groups for materials handling, evaluation, and outreach; work with the project steering committee and principal investigator to ensure all project deliverables and deadlines are met; participate in project assessment activities; manage the project's web and social media presence; and maintain and write project documentation, including internal and external reports.
Each TRLN member library holds world-class special collections, including manuscript collections and archival record groups that document the historical era known as the Long Civil Rights Movement (LCRM). The primary objective of the project is to promote scholarship and support educational uses of manuscripts and archival resources by extending the reach of modern collections beyond the walls of the four institutions through digitization. Secondly, the project will provide a proof of concept for a collaborative approach to large-scale digitization. As part of this project, the TRLN libraries are developing and evaluating cooperative standards and practices and test multi-institutional workflows that will deliver digitized special collections online effectively now and in the future.This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Education and Experience
Evidence of commitment to special collections, archives, or academic libraries as demonstrated by work experience (including internships), coursework, or memberships in professional associations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills. Experience with web page creation and management. Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative data analysis and other assessment methods.
ALA accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science (strongly preferred). Experience managing complex projects. Experience delivering public presentations and facilitating meetings. Grant writing experience. Knowledge of digitization best practices. Working knowledge of EAD and archival descriptive standards. Coursework or interest in North Carolina history or the Long Civil Rights Movement.
To apply for this temporary position, please submit your application materials at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/11191.
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