Digital and Archival Services Librarian - Woodstock Theological Center Library at Georgetown Univer
Digital and Archival Services Librarian - Woodstock Theological Center Library at Georgetown University
Woodstock Theological Center Library (WTCL) was formed in 1870 - a gathering of resources from European and American East Coast houses for the formation of Jesuits. For one hundred years the Library served as a resource both for the training of young Jesuits in the arts, sciences, theology and pastoral practice, and for senior faculty who shaped a century of American Jesuit identity and who, further, significantly contributed to the Second Vatican Council. Since its eventual relocation at Georgetown University (1974), the Maryland and New York Jesuit provinces and Georgetown University have supported the development of the collection as a premier Catholic theological resource.
The Digital and Archival Services Librarian, reporting to the Head of WTCL, has duties that include but are not limited to:
- Develops and maintains a digital presence for WTCL, working with the Lauinger Library's LIT and Gelardin departments in designing digital content, including reconstruction and ongoing development of WTCL's website, creation of metadata for Woodstock items in DigitalGeorgetown and other repositories, and the development of resource sites for Woodstock's John Courtney Murray and John Long archival and published works,
- Handles preservation, processing, and development of Woodstock's archival collection - a composed mostly of the Woodstock Theological Center Archives (1974-2014)and the Woodstock College Archives (1870-1973), the latter of which include (1) management records stretching from the original Maryland Province manor houses, through the Province's 19th century rebirth and growth, and continues with employment records at Woodstock College, (2) records and resources that detail the methods and contents of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century education of Jesuits and laity, and (3) the records focused on Jesuit responses to Vatican II.
- Provides occasional assistance with circulation or special collection management processes, (mostly involving occasional oversight of YBP shelf-ready cataloging), Lauinger's additional processing of Woodstock monographs and periodicals, and the adjusting of records as we adopt Alma.
- Makes visible and available graduate theological resources Jesuit theology, history, and education that have been collected and curated by Jesuits and lay - some of the mostly Jesuit-owned resources date back to the 16th century founding of the Society of Jesus, and a few earlier than that.
- MLS from an ALA accredited school - preference for area Master's degree, preferably in Religious Studies, Theology, Catholic, or Biblical Studies, and a working facility with at least one non-English language.
- 1 - 2 years of professional experience at a university or research library
- Ability to creatively establish workflows for processing collections
- Broad familiarity with digital content and web design, and the ability to work cooperatively with other specialists and professionals
- Demonstrated familiarity with Dreamweaver, Drupal, or other HTML editors, and with various Adobe products, including Photoshop and InDesign, and with some video tools, such as Final Cuts Pro, or working with Vimeo
- A firm understanding of archival theory and practice, including the national standards for archival and manuscript materials, such as DACS, EAD, and AMREMM
- Experience re-housing, preserving, arranging, and describing new and existing collections of papers, photographs, artifacts, audio-visual, and digital
- Familiarity with digital, archival, and cataloging tools such as Integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and/or ExLibris' Alma, ArchivesSpace, or other archival processing software, binding systems and practices, OCLC, RDA, NACO, SACO, and DUBLIN CORE
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