This is a one-year renewable grant-funded position for a general librarian.
The Digitizing Alabama Newspapers Project will digitize 100,000 pages of Alabama newspapers between the years 1813-1922 in accordance with National Digital Newspaper Program standards during the grant period. Digitized Alabama newspapers will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica The Project Manager will manage daily operations and workflow, supervising two student workers, and coordinating the work of other staff contributing to the project. The incumbent must possess strong managerial skills, project management experience, supervisory experience, experience with and knowledge of technical standards and best practices for digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, and knowledge of library operations including an understanding of bibliographic control methods. The incumbent will report to the Project Director.
Specific duties include:
60% Manage day-to-day project operations and workflow, including assisting with the title selection process; communicating with the project Advisory Board; overseeing microfilm evaluation and metadata collection; supervising the shipment and tracking of microfilm and digital assets; maintaining regular contact with contracted vendors; supervising the technical inspection of microfilm per ISO specifications; supervising quality control checks on all digital assets created by vendors; maintaining project records; compiling statistics; preparing reports; monitoring budget; assisting with maintenance of the project website; and facilitating project publicity.
20% Create and direct outreach initiatives and partnerships, including developing public relations materials and overseeing project publicity; assisting with the project website and Advisory Board wiki; promoting the project through presentations (local and state) and targeted outreach travel throughout the state; and actively participating in the NDNP user community.
20% Supervise two project student workers; coordinating work of other staff contributing to the project.
ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries are essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries are committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.
The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu
The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.
Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.
SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track faculty renewable contract appointment at the assistant professor rank. Salary is $52,000-$57,000. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.
Applications received by October 18, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.
The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program
Minimum of one year’s experience working in a library or archives setting
Demonstrated experience with digitization processes
Demonstrated understanding of microfilm to digital conversion processes
Demonstrated knowledge of metadata practices and standards
Minimum of one year’s experience as a project manager for an NDNP or other federal grant
Substantial project management and supervisory experience
Demonstrated strength in communication and organizational skills
Experience with projects involving microfilm to digital conversion
Knowledge of Alabama history and geography
Reading knowledge of German
Knowledge of CONSER and other Library of Congress cataloging processes
Experience conducting outreach and instruction to K-12 educators, a university community, or the general public
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 811633
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