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Digital Collections Coordinator – Colorado State Library, CO

Today’s Date: 06/30/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/17/2015

Job Title: Digital Collections Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Colorado State Library

Library Location: Colorado

Website (if applicable): http://www.libraryjobline.org/job/4749/Digital-Collections-Coordinator?ref=page1

Duties / Job description:
Greetings all-
The Digital Collections Coordinator is a newly created, full time position within the Colorado State Library. The position is open to experienced information professionals with strong project management and facilitation skills. Candidates should be interested in exploring and supporting expanded access to digital collections from Colorado libraries, archives, government agencies and cultural heritage organizations.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

· Proven proficiency in project management, communication and outreach activities, event planning and grant writing.
· Expertise working in a library, archive, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
· Experience coordinating the activities of small teams towards identified goals.
· Experience with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the field of information management.
· Experience working with diverse communities and building effective relationships within those communities.
· Knowledge of current technologies and metadata standards and practices in libraries and archives.
· Presentation and training skills.
· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and develop feasible, realistic solutions to problems and conundrums.

The position will be responsible for maintaining and growing Colorado’s collective digital presence through cooperative digitization and preservation initiatives. This would include but not be limited to coordinating and collaborating with digitization partners and vendors for the creation of digital content; liaising with key stakeholders within the library, archive and cultural heritage communities to develop and foster partnerships; providing training and consulting to institutions and organizations to help them gain awareness of issues related to digital collections, copyright, preservation and metadata standards.

For more information regarding this position, please see the full description on Library Jobline: http://www.libraryjobline.org/job/4749/Digital-Collections-Coordinator?ref=page1.
Qualifications: Required Education

Master’s Degree
Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor – –
Professional 2 –
Library – –
Language Skills

Spanish is Not Required
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required Skills & Qualifications

MLS from an American Library Association Accredited program or equivalent advanced degree.
Minimum of two years professional experience with digital initiatives or digital collections in libraries, archives, or museums
Experience with digital content management systems
Strong background in customer service
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a teamProven experience with project management and juggling multiple demands
Ability to prioritize independently and identify when to seek input in setting priorities
Ability and willingness to travel
Ability to pass a background check, which includes a motor vehicle records search
Strongly Preferred:

Knowledge of multiple non-MARC metadata standards including Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, LOM and VRA. Basic understanding of cataloging standards for bibliographic and authority formats.
Experience working with an institutional repository, digital CMS, or similar platform (e.g. DSpace, Fedora, CONTENTdm etc.)
Familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g. OAI-PMH)
Familiarity with Linked Data and semantic web
Knowledge of current issues and trends in intellectual property, copyright, and fair use
Experience with quality assurance and quality control in the digital environment
Experience creating, reviewing editing and bulk loading of metadata or content for digital collections.
Knowledge of current digital reformatting and digital conversion policies and trends, including issues related to application of metadata to digital objects.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $59,000.00 to $67,000.00 per year

How to apply? Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to the Colorado Library Consortium HR Manager Andrea Pettegrew via email: apettegrew@clicweb.org. Professional references are not required for initial-stage applicants, but will be required of finalists for the position.

HR Contact Information

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Andrea Pettegrew (APettegrew@clicweb.org) at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC). Questions regarding the role and duties of the position should be directed to Regan Harper at the Colorado State Library NRS division (harper_r@cde.state.co.us).

For more information regarding this position, please see the full description on Library Jobline: http://www.libraryjobline.org/job/4749/Digital-Collections-Coordinator?ref=page1.

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