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.