This is a slightly amended version of the post from earlier in the day.
Title: Broadcasting Media Digitization and Curation Librarian [Post-Master’s Program at the University of Maryland Libraries]
Category: Librarian (Contractual)
Department: Digital Stewardship (Information Technology Division)
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave
3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Librarian to exercise leadership in the development and implementation of policies and practices relating to the management, reformatting, and preservation of audiovisual holdings at the University of Maryland Libraries, with a major emphasis on special collections in broadcasting. This position will also play a vital role in moving towards more integrated digital services between collections in the Libraries with audiovisual holdings. The person in this position will work with the staff of Special Collections, the Performing Arts Library, and Nonprint Media Services to develop a framework for managing audiovisual digital assets.
This position will work formulate a more cohesive collection management plan for analog and digital audiovisual holdings; identify appropriate metadata to capture; manage access and preservation of newly-created digital assets; maintain professional familiarity with current trends in audiovisual digitization in order to make recommendations for UMD Libraries’ best practices and collaborate with the Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting group to solidify workflows for audiovisual digital conversion. A pilot project will be developed using a sample of audiovisual holdings in order to test the processes developed during the period of this residency.
This position is part of the University of Maryland Libraries Post-Master’s Program, a hiring initiative that matches recent post-master’s professionals with short-term positions aligned with the Libraries' strategic priorities. Program professionals and the University Libraries each make a 2 year commitment to the position.
About the Collections: The UM Libraries’ Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture contain a wide variety of audio-visual resources, ranging from shellac disc recordings of experimental trans-Atlantic radio broadcasts from 1925 to DVD reference copies of Emmy-nominated programs like MYTHBUSTERS. Of special note are the large amounts of audio and video in the collections of NPR, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the hundreds of 16mm kinescopes and thousands of wire recordings in the papers of broadcasting giant Arthur Godfrey and growing holdings of material produced by Washington area outlets like WETA FM and TV, WAMU FM, MD Public TV, and WUSA TV.
• Master’s degree in library/information science (or related discipline, such as film and media preservation, or moving image archive studies) from an institution of higher by the start of employment.
• Knowledge of broadcasting or related disciplines.
• Strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and experience working in groups and across units.
• Minimum one year of experience with preservation and reformatting of audiovisual materials, particularly with film and video collections
• Professional familiarity with current trends in archival preservation as it relates to audiovisual holdings and with issues surrounding the creation and management of digital objects in sound and visual formats
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 23, 2012.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture
Hornbake Library, U of MD
College Park, MD 20742
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