Digital Content Librarian, George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington VA

The George C. Marshall Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member for the position of Digital Content Librarian. The Digital Content Librarian is a new position and reports to the Director of the Library and Archives. The Digital Content Librarian will assist with the research library's goal of increasing access to digital content. This position builds and maintains strong relationships with Marshall Foundation staff to manage the foundation's Internet presence. Duties include:

  • Managing the Marshall Foundation's increasing Internet presence
  • Working with the foundation's research library and archives on digitization initiatives
  • Publishing and managing website content
  • Developing and maintaining standards for publishing content on the foundation's website and serving as the point of contact for revisions
  • Participating in the establishment of an online repository(s) for the foundation's archival records
  • Managing the library's social media and online Internet accounts

Essential and Related Functions:

  • Create, organize, and publish digitized records from the research library and archives
  • Catalog/describe digitized records according to professional standards
  • Publish digitized records to online content accounts including Apple iTunes University Beyond Campus, Google Cultural Institute, and YouTube
  • Develop standards for organizing digitized records
  • Assist with identifying records for digitization
  • Provide research support that embraces a strong, responsive, patron-centric service model

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in maintaining website content and using a content management system
  • Demonstrated ability working with best practices/standards in website design, development, and content administration
  • Familiarity with digital initiatives in a library/archives environment and institutional repositories
  • High level of digital literacy/fluency, including ability to adapt to new technologies and learn new tools quickly
  • Familiarity with e-publishing standards and practice
  • Demonstrated familiarity with metadata formats, standards, and schema (Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD)
  • Demonstrated ability working with software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Bridge, and other HTML, text, and image editing software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability working with WordPress, XHTML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Familiarity with iBooks Author and process for publishing books for Kindle
  • History degree with interest in 20th century US diplomatic and military history

The George C. Marshall Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization located on the post of the Virginia Military Institute in the historic town of Lexington, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. The George C. Marshall Research Library holds the papers of General Marshall who served as US Army Chief of Staff during World War II, US Secretary of State, and US Secretary of Defense. For his development of the Marshall Plan he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, and selfless service stand as shining examples for those who study the past and for those generations to come. The Marshall Foundation is dedicated to celebrating his legacy and inspiring new leaders.

Complete applications must be received by January 16, 2014.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume; Cover Letter; Name and Contact Information of 3 References

TO APPLY: Mail/Fax/Email Cover Letter, Resume, and References (3) to: Alice Lee, Executive Assistant to the President, P.O. Box 1600, Lexington, VA 24450; Phone 540.463.7103 ext 121; Fax 540.464.5229; leeaj@marshallfoundation.org

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