MSL/MSM/MSA Job Posting

14 Jan 2019 3:24 PM | Anonymous member

Librarian II - Cross-Functional Data Librarian


SALARY:  $14.90 – $19.91 hourly

OPEN:  December 20, 2018

CLOSES:  January 18, 2019



This is a unique opportunity for an individual to perform professional services work for three Maine cultural institutions in a shared capacity.  The Maine State Library, Museum, and Archives seek a dynamic individual who has the interest and the experience to work with a variety of collections at each agency and to make them accessible through cataloging, digitizing, metadata tagging, and inventorying.  Work is performed under limited supervision.


REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:  (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).

·         Catalogs, classifies, and indexes books, documents, periodicals, artifacts and other printed or digital matter in order to properly place them in the various collections of respective agencies.

·         Assists with digitizing collection items and uploading them into a digital repository.

·         Assigning metadata to digital items so they may be used as part of a digital archive.

·         Creating inventories of materials and prioritizing such materials for cataloging and digitizing.

·         Researches provenance, genealogical and or historical significance of items.


KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).

·         Knowledge of professional library, museum, and archival techniques, systems, procedures, and tools.

·         Knowledge of artifact handling.

·         Knowledge of software systems related to digital imaging, management, access, and preservation.

·         Knowledge of methods, techniques, and materials used in the care and preservation of permanent records in hard copy and electronic copy

·         Knowledge of metadata standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.

·         Knowledge of collection development and maintenance principles and practices.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

·         Ability to use and explain the use of catalogs, guides, indexes, bibliographies, and other such materials.

·         Ability to perform original cataloging and classification of represented materials.

·         Ability to use a variety of modern office and audio-visual equipment.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

A Bachelors’ Degree in Library Science and two (2) years’ experience in professional library work -OR- an acceptable equivalent combination of related experience and/or training.

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