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–       ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science
–       Experience in using EAD and XML
–       Knowledge of the principles of archival management
–       Experience with digitization projects in a library setting
–       Knowledge of two or more metadata schemas, such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and TEI
–       Familiarity with cataloging standards, in particular DACS and MARC
–       Knowledge of digital preservation standards
–       Ability to coordinate projects effectively, including organization, prioritization, and goal-setting skills
–       Commitment to providing superior user-centered services
–       Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
–       Ability to work collaboratively with staff and users

Preferred Qualifications:

–       Master’s degree in history
–       Knowledge of North Carolina history or field related to the holdings of the Special Collections Division
–       Experience in providing public service in a special collections setting
–       Experience in using social media, including Facebook, to promote library use
–       Experience with archival or manuscript processing
–       Digitization project management experience
–       Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
–       Knowledge of  XHTML and CSS
–       Knowledge of issues related to the capture and preservation of electronic records

Academic Library Services:  Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community’s mission of teaching, research, and service. It holds membership in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and is a selective federal depository library. ALS is supported by an operating budget of $7.5 million, a materials budget of $4.5 million, and a staff of 105, including 40 faculty members. The Library’s virtual infrastructure consists of a combination of vendor-based, open source, and locally developed resources using a variety of applications, primarily in a Windows environment.  The Special Collections Division includes the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, the University Archives, and the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection.  The division’s East Carolina Manuscript Collection includes more than 5,500 cubic feet of documents, photographs, oral histories, and maps in 1,800 collections. The University Archives contains approximately 7,000 feet of permanent holdings. The North Carolina Collection features books, maps, microforms, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to the state and its people. The J. Edgar Hoover Collection on International Communism, the Rare Book Collection, and the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection provide additional resources for research by students, faculty members, and visiting scholars. The library’s Digital Collections repository includes some 100,000 images drawn largely from the holdings of the Special Collections Division. Visit the Library’s web site at http://www.ecu.edu/lib/ for additional information. The Special Collections Division’s web site is available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/specialcollections.cfm

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions.  ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment.  We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 27,000 students.  It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104 bachelor’s degree programs, 73 master’s degree programs and 38 certificate programs. In addition, it offers 18 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.).

The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean.  Additional information about ECU is available at http://www.ecu.edu.

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation.

Rank, Salary and Benefits:   The initial appointment is a one-year fixed term faculty contract.  Minimum salary of $42,000, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.  Subsequent contract renewal may be fixed term or tenure track depending on university hiring guidelines.

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin March 4, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) can be attached to the application electronically or the materials may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee
Digital Archivist
Ms. Mary Sweatte,
Library Personnel Administrator
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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