Digital and Special Collections Curatorial Assistant
January 13, 2010 10:36 AM

Depending on your interests this could be a dream job! Full time, permanent position digitizing rare books and manuscripts. A mix of Digital Library and Special Collections.


Position Summary:

This position facilitates and supports the development of Digital Library and Special Collections programs, with specific responsibilities for:

· the processing, quality control, content management, and daily production of the Digital Library;

· collection description (cataloging and metadata development);

· exhibit development & installation (in coordination with other professional staff).

Also participates in library service delivery in relevant academic areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary work activities will include but not be limited to the following:

50% Management of daily operations of the Digital Library including hiring, training and supervising students and staff; ensures adherence to digital library standards and best practices, and operates scanner, image and OCR software;

40% Special Collections, Rare Books & Exhibits, including metadata cataloging and classification; assistance in the development of Special Collections exhibits and participation in the mounting of physical and Web exhibits ;

10% Library Liaison Team & user assistance duties as assigned, based on educational background and areas of special competence;

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters of Library Science or other relevant advanced degree

Two years academic library work experience, including successful installation of at least one public art, Web or special collection exhibit.

Familiarity with digital library processing standards and workflow.

Experience in rare book and metadata cataloging.

Experience with current computer desktop and laptop hardware, scanning software and digital scanners and related peripheral devices.

Preferred Qualifications:

A second relevant masters degree desirable

Knowledge of DCRB, LCSH, Dublin Core, and LC classification systems.

Working knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #2008214)

Villanova University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. As a federal contractor, Villanova University has an Affirmative Action Plan which is overseen by the University's Affirmative Action Officer in the Office of Human Resources. The University encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with the University through the Human Resources Department.

payscale: Starting mid to upper 30's
job type: full-time
posted by mfoight to Education/Teaching

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