Job Bank 3/1/13

Career Opportunities at the College of Charleston and Clemson University

Jewish Heritage Collection – College of Charleston (2 grant funded positions)

Project Archivist and Processing Archivist at the College of Charleston

 The College of Charleston Library’s Jewish Heritage Collection (JHC) seeks two archivists for the successful processing and cataloging of the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection. The collection contains printed material and artwork that traces the portrayal of Jews by scholars, artists, laypersons, and even anti-Semites from the 16th to the 21st centuries and includes a range of formats: rare books, fine art, postcards, illustrated journals, greeting cards, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera, newspapers, cartoons, caricatures, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, medallions, stamps, textiles, and more. Materials are in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Yiddish, and other languages. Mostly iconographic, the collection documents the lives, history, religious ceremonies, dress, and customs of the Jewish people. Synagogues are a particular focus, including European synagogues that were destroyed between 1938 and 1945.

Project Archivist

Requirements

MLIS degree and three years archival experience or commensurate work experience. Graduate work or professional training in one or more of the following areas: Jewish history, culture, and art; foreign languages (Hebrew and German preferred). Must possess a demonstrated ability to think analytically and write clearly and concisely. Familiarity with processing Judaica collections strongly preferred.

Requires knowledge of standard archival practices and procedures, metadata creation, digitization processes, HTML/CSS and EAD encoding. Knowledge of XSLT a plus. Must have excellent cross-platform computer skills and be able to process collections to various levels of access with speed and accuracy. Experience with content management systems and knowledge of various art media are a plus. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds is essential. Training and management skills are necessary; the project archivist will supervise the processing archivist and teach archival techniques to student assistants and volunteers. Must be able to plan and administer multiple projects simultaneously. Reading skills in Hebrew, Yiddish, and modern European languages a plus.

Job Duties

Responsible for the arrangement and description of the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection, following the standards of the College of Charleston’s Special Collections and the Society of American Archivists. Plans and prioritizes processing workflow. Creates and edits EAD finding aids.

Supervises the processing archivist in creating EAD finding aids and metadata for manuscript materials and artifacts. With the processing archivist, trains and supervises student interns in tasks such as digitization, metadata creation, and re-housing of materials. Supervises the processing archivist in the creation of digital files and metadata for ingestion into the Lowcountry Digital Library’s Fedora repository. Effectively utilizes controlled vocabularies in multiple formats. Works with staff of the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) on selected collections to ensure LCDL standards are rigorously enforced.Manages workflow; evaluates, edits, and suggests revisions of finding aids and metadata. Responsible for maintaining and updating the William A. Rosenthall website: http://rosenthall.library.cofc.edu/Salary, Benefits and Application DetailsThis is an 18-month grant-funded position and includes full benefits.Salary range:   $45,000–$50,000.Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu.  Applications must include cover letter, vita, and names and contact information for three references. Initial review of applications will begin March 15, 2013.  Position open until filled.

Processing Archivist

Requirements

MLIS degree and at least one year of archival experience. Familiarity with processing Judaica collections would be advantageous.

Requires knowledge of standard archival practices and procedures, metadata creation, digitization processes, HTML/CSS and EAD encoding. Knowledge of XSLT a plus. Must have excellent cross-platform computer skills and be able to process collections to various levels of access with speed and accuracy. Experience with content management systems and knowledge of various art media are a plus. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds is essential. Training and management skills are necessary, in order to teach archival techniques to student assistants and volunteers. Reading skills in Hebrew, Yiddish, and modern European languages a plus.

Job Duties

Works with the project archivist to create and implement a processing plan for the arrangement and description of the Rosenthall Judaica Collection within the 18-month grant period. Creates DACS-compliant finding aids encoded in EAD.
Supervises student interns who create digital files and metadata for ingestion into the Lowcountry Digital Library’s repository. Utilizes controlled vocabularies for multiple formats. Maintains and updates the collections Tumblr and Twitter websites: http://asynagogueaday.tumblr.com/.Salary, Benefits and Application DetailsThis is a grant- funded position for 18 months and includes full benefits.Salary range: $35,000– $40,000.Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu. Applications must include cover letter, vita, and three references. Initial review of applications will begin March 15, 2013.

 Head, Digital Scholarship (Search Extended) – Clemson University

Clemson University Libraries seeks an … professional to work with a vibrant library faculty and staff to envision and implement a digital scholarship initiative that creatively engages all members of the campus community. 

The Head of Digital Scholarship, reporting to the Head of the Office of Library Technology, will play a key leadership role in shaping the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at Clemson University, with specific responsibilities for scholarly communications, rights management, and digital production. Incumbent will advocate for digital scholarship initiatives at Clemson, such as open-access publishing and the institutional repository, will raise awareness at Clemson about the emerging trends in scholarly communications and their impact on the university, and serve as a resource on intellectual property concerns. The Head of Digital Scholarship will also supervise the production of unique digital material and metadata at Clemson’s Digital Imaging Lab. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status.

Job Responsibilities

Scholarly Communications (50%)

  • Serves as an advocate for new practices in scholarly communications at the University.
  • Assesses faculty and student scholarly communication needs and makes recommendations for funding and support in the library.
  • Advises library on issues related to intellectual property, open access publishing, and fair use.
  • Facilitates the deposit of faculty scholarly output into the University’s institutional repository.
  • Provides guidance to library staff regarding scholarly communication and coordinates with subject specialists to broaden their understanding of scholarly communication.

Rights Management (20%) 

  • Advises library on issues related to copyright.
  • Maintains an awareness of copyright and fair use legal interpretations in higher education and communicates to faculty and students.
  • Creates digital publishing and copyright information resources and workshops for the campus community.
  • Provides guidance on rights management as it relates to digital projects.
  • Represents the interests of the University Libraries in the development of University policy related to copyright and user privacy issues.

Digital Production and Metadata (20%)

  • Works with the Digital Projects Manager to identify new collections for digitization and facilitate working relationships with partners.
  • Supervises the integration of metadata across a variety of library applications, following standards and best practices for the description of digital objects.
  • Facilitates the use of digitized material in digital humanities projects and exhibitions.
  • Participates in grant development and ensures compliance with current grant commitments.
  • Helps to ensure that assessment plans are developed as part of any new projects.

Library and University Affairs (10%)

  • Remains current with advances in information technology, scholarly communications, and rights management and the impact of those advances on libraries and digital scholarship.
  • Serves on library, university, and professional committees, elected and assigned.
  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
  • Serves as part of the leadership team that develops policies and standards within the Office of Library Technology…

Application Process

Letter of interest to the search committee directly addressing requirements for the position. Include resume with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Submit package electronically as single attachment in PDF format to: klsnide@clemson.edu

Application deadline for position extended to April 7, 2013.


 

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