The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), has one available opportunity for a Library Specialist in the Collection Services Unit. This is a full time position (40 hours per week), Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, located at 231 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT. In this position, as Digital Projects Manager, you will plan and manage all phases of digitization activities at the State Library.
The mission of the Connecticut State Library is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut's history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. The demand for digital conversion and online collections has increased rapidly in the past few years. During FY2017 and FY2018, the State Library digitized and made publicly accessible over 30,000 objects selected from the library, museum and archives collections. The digitization process also adds metadata to the object, enhancing online discovery for research and scholarship. Digitization not only increases public access to collections but is also a measure to protect rare and fragile originals from unnecessary handling. We seek a skilled professional librarian to coordinate and oversee our digital projects and staff.
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Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-713-5028.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist within a particular field and/or providing the highest advanced level of professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
This position will: plan and manage digitization activities at the State Library; develop and implement digitization workflows, standards and best practices; train and supervise library staff on all phases of digitization including preparing originals, digital conversion, creating derivatives, ingesting and batch uploading files, creating metadata, and quality review; communicate with staff of the Library, Museum and Archives to select and prioritize items to be digitized; maintain and share links for public access to the library's newly digitized materials and notable digital collections; communicate with staff of the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) to convey the State Library's needs for preservation of and access to its digital assets; manage the storage space for digital collections and make recommendations to allow room for future growth; develop and implement a plan to migrate digital content from other repositories, from portable hard drives, from cds, etc., to CTDA; participate in digital scholarship projects on a statewide and national level; assist the library by identifying and applying for grants and external funding for digital initiatives such as the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and/or bibliographic sources of information; considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in specialized functional procedures and/or specialized subject matter; considerable knowledge of library administration principles and techniques and library automation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.
- Work experience in a library, archives, or museum.
- Work experience with project management responsibilities.
- Work experience utilizing digitization equipment and software.
- Supervisory experience.
- Work experience with metadata project responsibilities.
The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.