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DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR
The position of Digital Content Coordinator requires an innovative and collegial individual to bring creativity, expertise and leadership to the digital initiatives of Providence Public Library. This hybrid position combines technological ingenuity, library collections and resources and is responsible for creating, sharing and promoting library materials online, including AskRI.org. In addition to supporting AskRI.org, the Statewide Reference Resource Center, this position is charged with creating content for provlib.org to inform, educate and inspire the public. This position also supervises a varying number of digital technology & scanning specialists who perform the actual scanning and metadata entry required to move projects forward.
The Digital Content Coordinator (DCC) requires expert technology skills as well as the ability to envision and help build the digital library of the future. It is supervised by the Director of Technology and Information Services who also serves as the AskRI Director. The DCC also works closely with library administration and departmental managers including programming staff, special collections librarians and reference/AskRI librarians.
The DCC is a key member of the Statewide Reference Resource Center/AskRI team. As such, this position is grant funded through the state of Rhode Island from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, with the high possibility of a renewal for a second year and beyond. This position is expected to perform the online, social media and marketing duties of SRRC/AskRI, as well as provide technical expertise and leadership for online content for Providence Public Library. The DCC ensures that digital projects with value to a statewide audience are a high priority. Leadership in the broader digital community is expected of the person in this position.
The DCC reports to the Technology & Information Services Director and functions as an integral team member for SRRC/AskRI services, including:
- Key responsibility for digitization efforts, including the management of all scanning technicians and metadata entry specialists
- Assisting with technical support for AskRI.org databases and online resources
- Assisting in troubleshooting issues
- Training other library staff members across the state and the public on how to use AskRI. org
- Compiles and submits monthly statistical reports and maintain website use statistics
- Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the AskRI website including regular updating to reflect new online electronic resources as identified by AskRI librarians
- Ensuring that ProvLib and AskRI websites present information in a clear, easy to navigate manner for users of all abilities using current digital technologies
- Promoting all the AskRI.org services vigorously through broad range of social media, other formats, and other venues as outlined in the contract
- Manages the digitization staff, paid, voluntary, and work-study, in the technical processes required
- Helps conceptualize, produce, and disseminate digital content from the library’s collections and provides technical support for all content initiatives
- Works with staff and community to brainstorm, formulate, track and help develop new digital tools
- Provides leadership in the digitization community state/regional wide
- Assists in managing overall content within the library’s Drupal-powered website
- Compiles library website usage data and analytics
- Helps build the library’s digital collections CMS and repository
- Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards and best practices with digital preservation best practices
- Develops online initiatives with an emphasis on utilizing web tools and interfaces
- Works with department managers and programming staff to integrate a digital presence into collections and all programming as feasible
- Miscellaneous duties, as required
EDUCATION AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Master’s degree from a Museum Studies program or Library/Information Science program, or Master’s degree in a relevant subject area with extensive experience working with cultural collections.
- Two years’ experience working with digital humanities or collections
- Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository and/or digital library systems, such as Fedora, Islandora, CONTENTdm, etc.
- Knowledge of metadata and encoding standards
- Applied experience with current web and digital content technologies
- Learn and respond quickly to constant changes in technology
- Effectively plan, organize and prioritize work assignments
- Excellent communication skills
- Enthusiastic attitude and ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment
- Marketing and social media experience preferred
SALARY: $45,000 - $55,000 depending on experience, plus benefits. This is a Union position
DEADLINE FOR COVER LETTER AND RESUME: January 31, 2017
COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: HR@provlib.org
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Sundays with possibility for more hours
Maintains, repairs and operates building systems, equipment and components including but not limited to electro-mechanical and HVAC systems; operates and maintains low pressure boilers and air conditioning systems; maintains small machinery; repairs furniture; performs light carpentry; interior and exterior painting. Drives snowplow, operates snow removal equipment and shovels snow as necessary; assists with building security. Must be capable of lifting 100 pounds, working on ladders, staging and roofs.
May be assigned other duties as necessary.
Must be a responsible worker, willing to learn, follow direction and able to work independently.
Requires stationary engineers’ license, and broad experience and/or training in building maintenance, construction, or related field.
High School graduation or GED required
References, security check and drug testing required.
HOURLY RATE: $19.00
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December, 2016
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903