Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital Projects Librarian oversees a portfolio of digital library projects, provides the project coordination and technical know-how needed to complete projects successfully, and works in close collaboration with other librarians and archivists, IT staff, external vendors, and other stakeholders. Takes an active role in grant-supported and multi-institution projects, such as PA Digital, the Pennsylvania hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Coordinates and optimizes ongoing workflows in the realm of digitization, metadata creation, digital object publication, and digital preservation. Explores and helps implement new software frameworks to support the creation, delivery, and preservation of digital objects. Supervises two staff members and oversees the work of one more staff member and several student workers. Maintains in-depth knowledge of national standards and best practices in the digital library field. The Librarian is also expected to participate in library-wide activities and committees, be active professionally, and meet the requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment. Performs other duties as assigned.
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics was established in 1997 as a result of Senator Dole’s gift of his papers to the University of Kansas. The Dole Institute makes the Senator’s official and personal papers and congressional materials available to scholars and the public alike, and hosts a continuing set of lively programs that connect politics, public policy, and history to faculty, students, and the general public.
The mission of the Dole Institute of Politics is to promote political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bi-partisan, philosophically balanced manner. By providing a forum for discussion of political and economic issues, fostering public service leadership and encouraging participation in the political process, we emphasize that politics is an honorable profession and provide opportunities for all to interact with political leaders, practitioners and authors. The Dole Institute also emphasizes that only through political and civic participation can citizens redirect the course of our nation.
The position is located in the Office of National & International Outreach.
The purpose of this position is to help develop and present content for the Library’s online and in-person educational outreach programs and projects. The incumbent may be assigned to work on such projects as a member of a team or independently.
The Educational Outreach Division was established to shape the Library of Congress historical collections to the needs of the K-16 educational community. The goal of the office is to raise public awareness of the value of primary sources and increase their use at the elementary and secondary school level, and on into post-secondary school. The office engages in programming to promote the effective use of primary source materials through a variety of channels, on-site, online, and at a distance. The office identifies Library collections that are appropriate for K-16 development, produces teaching materials to accompany the primary source collections, establishes distribution channels, develops teacher and librarian training, and investigates new technologies for dissemination.
Cornell University Library seeks a Metadata Librarian within the department of Library Technical Services.
The Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata in Cornell’s broader repository ecosystem. In collaboration with colleagues, the Metadata Librarian provides expertise in the development, implementation and assessment of metadata infrastructure, policies and procedures to Cornell while monitoring external developments, standards development and changing needs in these areas. Further, the Metadata Librarian designs and enacts extract, transform and load processes for legacy MARC and non-MARC metadata, with an eye towards scaling and automating these processes.