Digital Library Projects Coordinator

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-07-05

Employer: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks a Digital Library Projects Coordinator who is an energetic team builder with technical skills and vision to oversee FRASER: This digital library of historical U.S. economic, financial and banking materials currently has a staff of 5 and includes a Twitter feed and several channels for promotion and engagement. FRASER contains publications, statistical releases, and archival material from the Federal Reserve, U.S. government agencies, and leading economic policymakers.

The Digital Library Projects Coordinator will continue to build FRASER by improving content, access, and delivery to enhance digital scholarship. The coordinator will:

  • Develop FRASER to be the single most important resource for historical materials in the fields of economics, finance, and banking.

  • Recommend and prioritize additional FRASER content

  • Participate in the development of new digital collections

  • Identify and help implement improvements in usability

  • Create and maintain partnerships with government agencies and academic institutions to add FRASER content and promote its use

  • Build collegial relationships with other Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis staff, as well as staff at other Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors, including the Federal Reserve System archivists and librarians

  • Serve on the System Subcommittee for Archives and Historical Collections and other local, System, and professional groups as appropriate

  • Give presentations on the use and value of FRASER to a wide variety of audiences

  • Promote standards and best practices for digital librarianship and preservation

  • Maintain a competitive edge by using an awareness of new technology to improve FRASER usability, content, and efficiency

  • Collaborate with St. Louis Fed Economic Education and FRED data services to support other uses of FRASER, particularly classroom uses

  • Participate in the wider digital library professional community

  • Evaluate and develop Digital Projects librarians and scanning staff

  • Master of Library Science or Information Science or equivalent related work experience and education

  • 5 years related experience, with 2 years supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated leadership

  • Creative approaches to problem solving

  • Planning, coordination, and execution of successful collaborative projects

  • Familiarity with digital libraries and their role in the educational and instructional landscape

  • Knowledge of digitization best practices, standards, preservation, and metadata

  • Ability to create professional presentations and training for internal and professional groups

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Expert online research skills

  • Interest in and understanding of economics, finance, banking, and policy making

  • Experience with digital imaging and preservation

  • Experience with project planning and management, ideally within an Agile project management framework

  • Experience with the concepts and technology used in organizing and presenting digital information

  • Experience with special collections and archives

  • Experience with digital archives, Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate

  • Travel (5%)

Archived on: 2017-07-10