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Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at Attached to their application form should be a 1-2 page letter of application (cover letter), complete CV, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00593F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Librarian)
Working Title Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Minimum Salary: $47,476 (commensurate with experience)
Job Summary

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist who will be responsible for leading DLG’s imaging and curation efforts, student and staff hiring and supervision, quality control, and other duties related to the curation and creation of digital resources for Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) initiatives including but not limited to Athenaeum, the University of Georgia’s institutional repository ( and library-hosted open access journals. The incumbent will also support the DLG’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America. The Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist reports to the Director for the DLG and works closely with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to provide technical support for the University of Georgia Libraries’ institutional repository Athenaeum@UGA which is an important part of the scholarly communications program. The incumbent will supervise one paraprofessional staff member and student assistants as needed.

The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers, primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats. Each project is made available freely to the public as part of GALILEO.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum Salary: $47,476 (commensurate with experience). UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members. UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition remission and a relocation allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays. Rank on hire will be determined according to these guidelines:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at Attached to their application form should be a 1-2 page letter of application (cover letter), complete CV, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


*Coordinates and provides guidance on imaging and in-house conversion activities including generation of NDNP-compatible newspaper files, implementation of quality assurance routines, derivative generation, and adherence to FADGI guidelines in digital conversion.

*Coordinates digital curation activities for the DLG including the creation of submission Information Packages (SIPs) for archival storage ingest by creating appropriate technical, structural, and rights-related metadata and bundling metadata and digital objects following departmental procedures. Data ingested into the nearline storage, cloud storage, and central preservation archive should comply with national and/or international standards or best practices demonstrated in similar archival systems at peer institutions.

*Participates in planning for digital projects and communicates with Digital Library of Georgia and GALILEO (the statewide virtual library) personnel to coordinate work effort.

*Coordinates collaborative work with Digital Library of Georgia partners in other departments and at other institutions; engages in digitization workflow consulting with partners.

*Supervises staff and students by training, assigning and evaluating work.

*Administers the Libraries’ institutional repository, Athenaeum@UGA, and Open Journal Systems instances by providing site maintenance; updating relevant policies; and coordinating with the Scholarly Communications Librarian and GALILEO/GIL Technical Support Services.

Contributes to the mission of the Digital Library of Georgia by participating in the development and evaluation of policies and services, assessing user needs and satisfaction with learning outcomes, serving on appropriate committees, and maintaining an awareness of changes in allied departments.

Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.

Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Library listserv, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings, and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.

Maintains awareness and acts upon changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities.

*Essential functions.


• Working knowledge of generating FADGI 4 compatible images in a professional setting;
• Working knowledge of digitizing cultural heritage materials using flatbed scanners, DTAtom and CaptureOne CH, and Betterlight scanbacks for imaging of cultural heritage materials in a professional setting;
• Working knowledge of using FITS (File Information Tool Set), BagIt, or other digital curation tools in a professional setting;
• Working knowledge of generating NDNP-compatible digitized newspapers using Abbyy Recognition Server;
• Working knowledge of developing XTF sites;
• Working knowledge of managing DSpace 4 repositories and OJS journal instances;
• Demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation;
• Demonstrated skills in project management and problem solving;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
• Effective oral and written communication skills;
• Ability to function as a contributing team member in a production-oriented environment;
• Demonstrated ability to supervise.

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLIS, or relevant Master’s degree (ACA certification expected in 5 years for continued employment)

Preferred Qualifications

Working with Samvera or Fedora preferred; Working with Chronicling America newspaper delivery system; Knowledge of current trends and issues in copyright and open access and other areas of scholarly communication including trends, legal issues and best practices as they relate to institutional repositories preferred.

Degree Level
Posting Date 01/23/2018
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 02/23/2018
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents