21.215 job for maps project librarian, North Carolina at Chapel Hill

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:35:06 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 215.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:29:37 +0100
         From: Natasha Smith <nsmith_at_email.unc.edu>
         Subject: Position Announcement: Project Manager, Digital
Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


We have just started reviewing applications for this position, so please
apply if you are interested.

Best wishes, Natasha Smith
Head, Digital Publishing/Documenting the American South

   This position description is available online:

Position: North Carolina Maps Project Librarian (**Fixed Term
Available: July 1, 2007

The University of North Carolina seeks a knowledgeable and resourceful
librarian for the position of North Carolina Maps Project Librarian. The
Project Librarian will serve as project manager for "North Carolina Maps," a
three-year digitization project funded by the Library Services and
Technology Act through North Carolina ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage
Online). The Library, in collaboration with the North Carolina State
Archives and the Outer Banks History Center, plans to digitize and publish
online a comprehensive selection of early North Carolina Maps. This new
digital collection will become part of an ever-growing library digital
publishing program that includes the internationally renowned Documenting
the American South (http://docsouth.unc.edu) and is part of the
newly-established Carolina Digital Library.

The Project Librarian will work with staff from the North Carolina
Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill and the two partner repositories, who will
provide support for archival and digitization activities. The PL will be
part of the Carolina Digital Library's Digital Publishing Group. The project
team will include several graduate student research assistants dedicated to
the project. The Project Librarian will oversee the project through all
stages of implementation to its completion, coordinating efforts among
participating departments and repositories, managing the daily operation of
the project and its budget, and maintaining efficient workflow. The Project
Librarian will train and supervise several graduate student research
assistants who will prepare selected documents for digitization, scan page
images, and assign technical and administrative metadata. Preparation of the
selected documents for digitization includes matching maps with existing
catalog records, investigating and resolving bibliographic irregularities,
and identifying conservation work that needs to be done before items are

The Project Librarian will be responsible for the production of descriptive
item-level metadata for digital objects to promote searchability and
discovery via locations, names, dates, and subjects. The Project Librarian
will also be responsible for the quality of digital conversion and
conformity with national standards and best practices and oversee the online
publication of materials. The Project Librarian and the CDL staff will
develop the website architecture and design and conduct usability studies to
assess the site interface and functionality. The Project Librarian will work
with North Carolina Collection staff to develop a North Carolina map
cataloging manual, which will serve as a guide for identifying and
describing state maps for use by cultural heritage professionals around the
state. The Project Librarian will also work with the Digital Library staff
on the content synthesis and is responsible for the ongoing refinement of
the Web presentation. The Project Librarian will work closely with other
Library departments and University departments as needed for the successful
and timely completion of the project.


Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated knowledge of
archival and digital library technologies, standards, and best practices for
metadata and information exchange; working knowledge of relational
databases; enthusiasm for maps and other cartographic materials.

Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational
skills; ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally
diverse environment; commitment to service and to professional growth and

Practical experience with creating and managing digital library projects;
working knowledge of HTML, MySQL, XML, and GIS; experience with cataloging
maps and/or other cartographic materials.

*The University and The Libraries*
   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill <http://www.unc.edu/> is
the country's oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of
approximately 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77
doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine,
pharmacy and law, and the Library collections include over 5.7 million
volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research
the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network
(TRLN) and SOLINET <http://www.solinet.net/>. The TRLN libraries, including
the Health Sciences <http://www.hsl.unc.edu/> and
Law<http://library.law.unc.edu/home.shtml>libraries at Chapel Hill
plus the libraries at Duke
University <http://www.lib.duke.edu/>, North Carolina Central
and North Carolina State University <http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/>, have
combined collections of over eleven million volumes.

*The Region*
   The Triangle region <http://triangle.citysearch.com/> is one of the most
desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents
a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The
mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

*Salary and Benefits*
This is a *twelve-month fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of a
two year renewal*. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State
or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are represented on
the faculty council.

*Deadline for Application*
Review of applications will begin on August 4, 2007. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.

*To Apply*:
Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses and
telephone numbers of three professional references to:

North Carolina Maps Project Librarian
c/o Tiffany Allen, Personnel Librarian
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3900, 213 Davis Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890

Email: Tiffany_Allen_at_unc.edu

*An Equal Opportunity Employer*
Received on Thu Aug 16 2007 - 01:34:08 EDT

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