Nashville, TN: Digital Librarian 1, Tennessee State Library & Archives

Job Opening Title: Digital Librarian 1

Employer Name: Tennessee State Library and Archives

Job Location: Nashville, TN

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: $42,000 Annually

Link to job posting: https://sos.tn.gov/hr/pages/employment-opportunities

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Digital Librarian 1
Tennessee Department of State
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Preservation and Digital Services

Supervisor: Director of Preservation & Digital Services

Mission: The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.

Education and Experience
• Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
• Knowledge of current cataloging principles and of non-MARC metadata schemas (specifically MODS, Dublin Core, or EAD), standards, best practices, and applications.
• Advanced coursework in cataloging preferred.
• Demonstrated proficiency with CONTENTdm.

Duties and Skill Sets
• Scan materials and creates metadata for digital projects. Ingests files in the Library & Archives’ digital content management system (CONTENTdm).
• Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications, including formats and metadata, for digital material TSLA solicits, accepts, or purchases into its collections.
• Adhere to national and institutional metadata standards as outlined in internal manuals. Track developments in metadata standards. Perform clean-up of legacy metadata as directed.
• Stay current on developing technologies, standards, and practice in preservation of digital materials and digital initiatives; assist in the research and testing of new tools for providing access to digital collections. Represent the Library & Archives in forums on digitization at the state, regional, national, or international level.
• Knowledge of library data systems, computer software, bibliographic and authority control. Knowledge of trends impacting libraries, archives, and technology, particularly regarding digitization and digital preservation. Knowledge of the lifecycle management of digital material.
• Assist with maintenance of Library & Archives website and contributes to social media to promote digital content.
• Assist with training digital imaging staff, volunteers or interns.
• Assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding for digital preservation projects.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to work collegially
are essential.
• Detail oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
• Aptitude for quickly mastering technical topics.
• Apply sound analytical thinking to problem solving.
• Ability to bend and lift materials (minimum of 20 pounds) onto stacks both in high and low positions.
• Ability to work in stack environment with books that contain dust and other
allergens.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary: $42,000 annually plus the State of Tennessee Benefits Package.

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to the Division of Human Resources, sos.hr@tn.gov Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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