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FW: Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator), National Gallery of Art- Washington, D.C.

  • 1.  FW: Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator), National Gallery of Art- Washington, D.C.

    Posted 10-09-2019 16:48

    Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator), National Gallery of Art- Washington, D.C.

    Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator)                                         
    Open: 10/4/2019
    Closing: 10/18/2019

    The National Gallery of Art is seeking applicants for a librarian to serve as the library division's digital projects coordinator.

    The incumbent reports to the executive librarian and serves as project manager in conjunction with the division's department heads in developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program. 

    The incumbent:

    ·         Coordinates the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of the library's digital collections, which include digitized rare materials and special collections, image resources, and born-digital content;

    ·         Formulates procedures for the creation, accessioning, intake, and long-term preservation of the library's digital assets;

    ·         Manages application of division and institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, assessing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections to Gallery staff and the scholarly community;

    ·         Assesses the efficacy of existing workflows and recommends improvements to processes related to digitization and metadata creation in a variety of formats.


    Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-9 level, developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program for a library's acquisitions and cataloging operations.

    Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria:
    Successful candidates must have completed at least a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university, which included a combination of at least 24 semester hours in library science and information technology.

    Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

    ·         Knowledge of and demonstrated technical experience with current digital collection and content management systems, standards, platforms, and equipment.

    ·         Knowledge of the standards, technological framework, and best practices for digital capture, scanning, metadata creation, description, access, file storage, and preservation.


    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For more information about the position and to apply, please click on the USAJOBS links below:

    NGA-19-152A (Open to all U.S. citizens)

    NGA-19-152B (Persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities.)

    Note: Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.