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Librarian (Digital Production), Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (Charlotte, NC)

Please apply by 7/19/24

Salary Range $52,251.74 – $65,314.68

This is an exempt (salaried) position. Pay rates are based on education, skill, experience level and internal equity. Internal equity considerations include an assessment of the applicant’s salary history and qualifications in comparison to the market rate and requirements for the job.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving one of the country’s great emerging metropolitan areas in North Carolina. Our library system serves a community of approximately one million citizens in the city of Charlotte and the towns of Matthews, Pineville, Mint Hill, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville – all located in Mecklenburg County. Accessible and welcoming to all, our library celebrates the joy of reading, fosters learning and growth, connects people to each other and the world, and inspires individuals with what they can achieve. Through our 20 locations, online, and through targeted outreach, we deliver exceptional library services and programs with a mission to create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas.

Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
510 Stitt Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28213

Position Summary:
The Librarian (Digital Production) is a key member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Archives and Special Collections department and is responsible for producing digital images of rare and archival materials, performing post-capture enhancements, and ingesting the digital images and accompanying metadata into CM Library’s digital repository (TIND DA). Other major responsibilities include documenting projects and processes, metadata creation, maintaining the organization of digital files, and volunteer coordination. This role requires substantial subject matter expertise in all aspects of digitization workflows. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Functions:
Operate digital imaging equipment to produce high-resolution images of rare materials, including books, maps, photographs (positives and negatives), manuscripts, and paintings.
Make post-capture decisions using Adobe Creative Suite software as to composition, cropping, color correction, and alignment in accordance with digitization best practices.
Ingest digital images and accompanying metadata into the CM Library’s digital repository (TIND DA).
Follow international archival and metadata standards and practices to provide accurate arrangement, description, and discovery for digitized materials.
Responsible for authority control, metadata quality control, and database problem resolution to ensure records meet international standards.
Maintain organization of the digital images, following naming conventions of folders and digital files.
Ingest digital surrogates and accompanying, quality metadata into external platforms such as the Internet Archive.
Work the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room Manager in identifying collection material for digitization, coordinating workflows with other departments, prioritizing projects, setting a method of digitization, and determining a timetable.
Meet customers’ informational, research and pleasure reading needs by matching requests to appropriate resources.
Create documentation for new departmental procedures and keep existing documentation up to date.
Recruit, train, and manage volunteers on the use of digitization equipment to provide maximum efficiency of digitization hardware capacity.
Determine the timeliest, authoritative and appropriate information source for each customer, based on questions asked, the information required, and the format (print, non-print) that provides the most effective delivery.
Choose activities to enhance or develop skills needed to meet professional or learning goals.
Exercise sound judgment and uses available resources to determine the action needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of two years of public library experience

Master’s degree in Library science from an ALA-accredited institution

Licenses and Certifications:
NC Public Library certification required or must be obtained within 12 months of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability in operating digital imaging/photography equipment (DSLR/mirrorless cameras and associated lighting techniques, flatbed and document fed scanners, etc.) in cultural heritage settings.
Demonstrated knowledge of digital imaging standards (such as FADGI 2023, ISO 19264-1, IIIF).
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and/or Lightroom) or other image post-processing software for digital image editing and enhancement.
Knowledge of MARC metadata standards.
Knowledge of current trends and developments in photography and digital production.
Knowledge of archival management systems (such as ArchivesSpace) and/or digital asset management systems (such as TIND DA, Samvera/Hyrax, Islandora, etc.).
Knowledge of rights management and copyright issues related to digital surrogates.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Library science
Reference interview process
Familiarity with the library’s classification system, cataloging interface of the Online Public Access Catalog and OCLC/MARC records

Familiarity with readers’ advisory and reference resources
Excellent customer service, including strong verbal and written skills
Working with a diverse population
Assessing a customer’s needs and abilities to match them with the appropriate information or materials
Excellent time-management skills with attention to detail

Decision- Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probably consequences
Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintain good working relationships
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise
Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently
Managing Work: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently
Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs
Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application

Computer Skills:
Advanced proficiency in various computer applications.
Technological adeptness with PCs, tablets and mobile devices, internet and database searching, and email.
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, and/or Bridge) or other image post-processing software for digital image editing and enhancement.

Work Environment:
Works in an office setting with moderate noise.
Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
Regularly positions self to reach high and low shelves.

This classification has been identified as having a role in the development of ADA compliant technologies and for which the incumbent agrees to follow County policies to the best of their abilities in order to meet these obligations.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer Statement:
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions. Other duties may be assigned based on business need and the supervisor’s request. Mecklenburg County reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. Designated positions may be required to assist in emergency and/or disaster situations.

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