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Subject: Position at University at Albany

Position at University at Albany

From: Anna Z. Radkowski Lee <azrl>
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Curator of Digital Collections
University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222

Faculty Vacancy
P07 11495
Item No: TBD

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment for the
following academic position:

Responsibilities: The University at Albany Libraries are seeking an
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the
Curator of Digital Collections for the M.E. Grenander Department of
Special Collections and Archives.

The Curator will: plan, implement, and oversee the systems and
processes required for the preservation of born digital and digital
reformatted objects contained in archive and manuscripts
collections; lead and provide oversight for the continued design,
development, planning, implementation, testing, assessment and
maintenance of the Libraries' Digital Asset Management System
(DAMS); maintain the Department's Web site; arrange and describe
manuscript collections including the preparation and delivery of EAD
finding aids; supervise student staff working on arrangement and
description projects; provide reference services during assigned
hours for Department's collections, including some evenings;
participate in the development and implementation of Department
policies and procedures.

This position reports to the Head of the M.E. Grenander Department
of Special Collections and Archives. Research, publication, and
services to Libraries, University, and profession are expected to
satisfy criteria for continuing appointment.  Calendar year
obligation.  A full description of the Special Collections and
Archives holdings can be found at


Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and to
present on a specific topic to all library personnel.


Required:  Master's degree in librarianship from an ALA US
Department of Education accredited institution or internationally
recognized accrediting organization: knowledge of best practices and
standards for digital reformatting and preservation of born digital
collections, organization, storage, and retrieval of digital
collections; demonstrated ability to author and manage Web pages;
knowledge of archival description and metadata standards, including
DACS, EAD, LC authorities, MARC 21, and Dublin Core; demonstrated
ability to arrange, describe, and create finding aids; Excellent
oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be able to
perform physical activity associated with an archive work
environments and must address in their application their abilities
to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred: Experience with: standards and practices for storage and
access to digital collections; reformatting audio and moving image
collections from analog to digital; supervising students; working in
a library or academic setting.  Second master's degree in history,
public policy or related field.

Submit applications via e-mail to azrl [at] uamail__albany__edu

Please include the names, e-mail and street addresses, and phone
numbers of three professional references in addition to your cover
letter and resume.

Apply to

    Anna Z. Radkowski Lee
    Library Personnel Officer
    University Libraries   Li 111
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12222
    azrl [at] uamail__albany__edu

Starting Date: November 2007
Application Deadline: August 11, 2007

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer

Anna Z. Radkowski Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University Libraries LI 111
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Fax: 518-442-3567

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Received on Wednesday, 11 July, 2007

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