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Librarian, Oregon State Library, (Salem, Oregon)

Job Description:

Your New Role – Digital Preservation & Special Collections Librarian!

As the Digital Preservation and Special Collections Librarian you will be working in the Government Information and Library Services division of the State Library of Oregon. The primary areas of responsibility are to develop and maintain preservations systems and services for digital materials; maintaining and managing the Special Collections of the State Library; and reference; instruction, and outreach services.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Serve as the primary expert on digital preservation systems, tools, and processes. 
  • Develop sustainable, long-term strategies for digital preservation including implementing a system for digital preservation. 
  • Maintain knowledge of developments in digital libraries, digital preservation, and advancements in both infrastructure tools, services, and technologies.  
  • Test, research, integrate and maintain digital preservation software. 
  • Create policies, procedures, and identify workflows needed to establish, implement, and coordinate the digital preservation system selected for use by the State Library. 
  • Coordinate Special Collections and evaluate against existing collection policies. 
  • Essential work in this position also includes providing reference (in-person, phone, chat, email) and information services to library patrons from state agencies and the public. Conduct research consultations as well as lead and develop instructional classes to groups.  

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Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • An American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science degree.

Requested Attributes:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital archives, preservation standards, concepts, and strategies, which may include schoolwork, coursework, internships, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and languages such as Dublin Core, XML, HTML, and MARC.
  • Experience with best practices in description, digitization, preservation, and access. 
  • Experience providing reference and information services to diverse populations.
  • Experience with varied collections.

Application Details and Instructions

  • Please visit the State of Oregon job opportunities webpage to submit your application for the position. Please ensure the work history in your applicant profile is up to date and include a current copy of your resume and cover letter.
  • This announcement is for one (1), SEIU represented, full-time, permanent, Librarian; This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • If you have questions about the job announcement, or how to apply, please contact the Talent Acquisition Consultant Phillip Peterkin at: [email protected] | 971-701-1142

The Benefits of Joining Our Team

The team at SLO focuses closely on collaboration to support fellow teammates, while ensuring safety and looking for ways to innovate. Additional benefits include:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package.
  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon.
  • Get There – Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner.
  • Live, work, and play in Salem, OR

Additional Details:

  • The information in your application will be used to complete a pay equity assessment to determine salary placement upon hire. Please see the link here to our Pay Equity Project. If you have additional questions, please contact the HR Talent Acquisition Consultant.
  • Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
  • Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet Agency employment eligibility standards.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For more information, please visit Veterans Resources.

How to Apply

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