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  • 25 Nov 2019 5:04 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Special Collections Digital Specialist

    The Oak Park Public Library is seeking a part-time Digital Specialist to join our Special Collections team.

    About

    The Oak Park Public Library’s Special Collections curates, protects, and makes available heritage collections that reflect the unique values and enduring legacies of Oak Park and its inhabitants. Collecting emphasis is on local authors and figures—including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, Percy Julian, Carol Shields, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harriette Gillem Robinet, and Philander Barclay. To learn more about Special Collections, visit oppl.org/special-collections

    The Digital Specialist supports Special Collections in making collections available to the public.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain the library’s Special Collections digital collections. 
    • Digitize items on demand for researchers and as part of Special Collections projects
    • Assist the Archivist in standardizing workflows 
    • Create metadata for digital objects based on archival standards, such as DACS
    • Communicate with vendors and partners to coordinate content uploads
    • Execute migration and legacy data projects of born digital and digitized objects
    • Organize Special Collections drives and assess digital collections 
    • Collaborates on other Special Collections digital projects with partner organizations

    Required Qualifications

    • Ability to learn on the job and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival metadata schemas (ie. DACS, DublinCore)
    • Knowledge of archival content management systems (ie. CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace)
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team

    Education and Experience

    • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited school with relevant graduate-level coursework in digital humanities, archival science, public history, or related field.
    • At least one year of work experience with metadata
    • At least one year of experience in archives or special collections (includes volunteer and internship experience)
    • Public library or reference experience preferred

    Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.

    The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We work to create and support an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion for the benefit of our employees, our collections, our programs and services, and our community. 

    Additional Details

    This position is part-time with a flexible January 2020 start date. The scheduled hours are 20 daytime hours Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. The position includes paid time-off (vacation, sick time, floating and paid holidays), and enrollment in the IMRF retirement pension plan. The hourly rate: $20.00 to $24.00, depending on qualifications. Candidates may also be asked to undergo a background check. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, December 15, 2019.


    For more information or to apply:  https://careers.hireology.com/oakparkpubliclibrary/352018/description


  • 25 Nov 2019 4:58 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Position Description: The Chicago History Museum is hiring a Project Archivist to assist the Collections staff in assessing and creating processing plans for collections related to themes of faith and religion in the social and urban history of Chicago, as identified by curatorial staff as part of the Chicago Sacred collections assessment project.  This is a Full-Time temporary position for 420 hours for approximately 12 weeks. The pay rate for this position is $20 per hour.

    Position Duties

    · Survey and assess identified manuscript and visual materials collections for original order, conservation needs, extent, format, and informational/research value other processing considerations  

    · Develop processing plans that address priority, arrangement and description, preservation concerns, and copyright/custodial issues, as well as, estimates for processing time and supplies   

    · Investigate and resolve outstanding questions about collection copyright, including possible collaboration with other Museum staff and administrators.   

    · Research context for collection materials, including custodial paperwork   

    · Identify possible candidates for digitization and facilitate digitization of selected materials within the collection based on copyright resolution.   

    · Maintain collection records related to all materials assessed  

    · Create and/or update electronic inventories for tracking assessment status.  

    · Prepare progress reports.  

    · Maintain, track, and order project supplies.  

    · Participate in creation of blog post and other activities to promote discoverability of the collections.  

    · Perform other related duties as assigned, including processing of collections as time allows.  

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Completion of or current enrollment in MLIS or comparable program (must include completion of archival coursework)  

    · Knowledge of standard collection management, documentation, and preservation practices and procedures  

    · One year of experience processing, handling, and researching archival collections in a museum, archive, or library setting, including experience with both manuscript and photographic materials.  

    · Familiarity with current copyright standards and practices  

    · Familiarity with Chicago area faith communities and/or religious or faith-based collections  

    · Strong organizational and interpersonal skills  

    · Good oral and written communication skills  

    · Experience working with databases and data standards, including Encoded Archival Description (EAD) or experience with XML  

    · Attention to detail  

    · Ability to balance multiple tasks/responsibilities/demands for time  

    · Ability to lift 50 lbs  

    · Commitment to the mission, values, and programs of the Chicago History Museum  

    Application deadline: December 13, 2019.

    Hiring Manager: Julie Wroblewski, Senior Archivist

    For a full job description and application, use the link below:

    https://tinyurl.com/s2oz6v9

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=5b362fba-f53e-4789-bc85-d104f0b9a79c&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=280939&lang=en_US&source=CC4



  • 12 Nov 2019 10:45 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Special Collections, Paid Internship

    The Oak Park Public Library is seeking a part-time, temporary intern to join our Special Collections team.

    About

    The Oak Park Public Library’s Special Collections curates, protects, and makes available heritage collections that reflect the unique values and enduring legacies of Oak Park and its inhabitants. Collecting emphasis is on local authors and figures—including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, Percy Julian, Carol Shields, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harriette Gillem Robinet, and Philander Barclay. To learn more, visit oppl.org/special-collections

    Interns provide additional support to Special Collections staff to assist in making collections available to the public.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Process and rehouse collections
    • Stacks maintenance and inventories
    • Write basic metadata
    • Contribute to Finding Aids
    • Assist with research inquiries
    • Occasionally participate in outreach activities

    Required Qualifications

    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team

    Education and Experience

    • Current graduate student of Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Museum Studies, or Public History
    • Basic coursework in archival management completed by start date
    • Working knowledge of Dublin Core and DACS
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best object handling practices and metadata (through coursework or related experience)  

    Details:

    This is a temporary, part-time position that pays $16.50 per hour with a flexible January 2020 start date. The scheduled hours are 7 to 15 daytime hours per week Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours for 10-12 weeks. Candidates may also be asked to undergo a background check. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

    Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.

    The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We work to create and support an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion for the benefit of our employees, our collections, our programs and services, and our community.

    For more information or to apply: https://careers.hireology.com/oakparkpubliclibrary/346902/description



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