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The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Digital Production Librarian/Archivist to coordinate the digitization program for cultural heritage materials in the Special Collections and Archives unit. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives, the Digital Production Librarian/Archivist will work collaboratively with departmental, library, and university colleagues.

The mission of the J. Murrey Atkins Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives is to connect people with the knowledge available in unique and rare resources. We work to preserve and share the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the library’s strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research-intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000-acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinates the library’s digitization program for cultural heritage materials in the Special Collections & University Archives unit
  • Carries out, documents, and supervises processes for digitization of still image and audio materials, including selection, digitization, post-production, quality control, publishing, and working with vendors
  • Carries out, documents, and supervises processes for the creation of metadata
  • Publishes digitized materials on digital collections platform
  • Coordinates the selection, purchase, and maintenance of digitization equipment and supplies
  • Coordinates the fulfillment of requests for the reproduction of materials
  • Hires, trains, and supervises a team of student employees, interns, and staff to assist with the activities of the digitization program
  • Conducts copyright analysis in collaboration with the Copyright Librarian and others
  • Collaborates with information technology staff and other colleagues to develop and improve the repository for digital collections
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and nurture digitization collaborations with community partners
  • Collaborates on the development and implementation of promotional strategies for digital collections, including social media, exhibits, presentations, and other activities
  • Participates in the provision of research services for Special Collections & University Archives, including staffing the desk in the reading room
  • Collaborates with other library departments on usability and assessment projects relating to digital collections
  • Investigates digitization grant opportunities and participates in writing proposals 
  • Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the library
  • Serves on library and campus committees and contributes to the library and/or archives professions through service and scholarship
  • Conducts scholarship activities alone and in collaboration with others
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association 
  • Graduation with a master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. 

Preferred Education, Skills, and Training Experience:

  • Demonstrated commitment to continual improvement in the ability to work respectfully and competently with individuals from the full range of cultural identity groups
  • Coursework or experience in archival theory and practice and/or special collections librarianship
  • Two years of experience using digitization equipment and software 
  • Experience implementing best practices in still image and audio digitization for cultural heritage institutions
  • Evidence of familiarity with library and archival metadata and descriptive standards, particularly MODS and DACS
  • Evidence of familiarity with digital repositories and content management systems, especially Fedora/Islandora
  • Experience with community engagement, particularly community archives or digitization projects
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully manage projects, prioritize work, learn new technologies and systems, and solve problems
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Supervisory experience

To apply: 

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #002154) or use the direct link 

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.
  • Diversity Statement – Please include a written statement of 250 words or less on your skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance the commitment of Atkins Library and UNC Charlotte to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for the campus and Charlotte community ( Your statement should focus on the role of the Digital Production Librarian or Archivist in these activities. Applicants should attach their written statement in the “Applicant Documents” section of the application.

Maximum budgeted salary for this position: $65,000          

The review of applications will begin 05/03/2022. Anticipated start date is 07/18/2022. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. 

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE 

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