Senior Librarian - Digital Archivist
Requisition Number 24882
Pay Range From 49,757.00
Pay Range To 64,684.10
Closing Date 2/23/17
APPLY ON-LINE ONLY AT www.fortworthtexas.gov/hr/
SUBMIT COVER LETTER AND RESUME
The City of Fort Worth currently stands as the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 City residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.
The City of Fort Worth Library is seeking an experienced Digital Archivist to support ongoing preservation and digitization projects in its Genealogy, Local History, and Archives Unit. The successful candidate will possess strong technology, planning, project management, and communication skills, in addition to an eye for detail. Furthermore, the individual must demonstrate a successful history of creating, preserving, and managing digital assets and collections, including the application of digital preservation standards and intellectual property rights. The individual should be self-starter who can work both independently and as part of a team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and coordinate the Library’s digital archives projects, which includes becoming expert on the digital asset management software, selecting items to be digitized, digitizing objects, creating metadata, and publishing items on the Library’s website.
- Utilize metadata schemas and standards in the creation, description, preservation, and access of digital assets.
- Perform quality control review of digital assets and associated metadata.
- Communicate with vendors regarding specifications for digitization and metadata creation.
- Prepare archival materials for shipment to vendors.
- Gather, analyze, and report statistical data on digital projects.
- Coordinate with the Communications Unit to conduct outreach using social media.
- Assist with public programming for the Genealogy, Local History and Archives Unit.
- Supervise part-time employees, practicum students, and volunteers, which includes planning and assigning work, training, and improving productivity.
- Support the unit’s goals and objectives.
- Provide consistent, quality reference/research service to the public as well as internal customers.
- Promote the unit’s archives and digital collections.
- Manage projects and special events – creating timelines, assigning tasks, and monitoring progress.