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Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of 
Digitization Librarian for a one year assignment on a government contract. The 
position is located at a museum library in Washington, DC, but may be relocated 
to the Museum's collections facility in Bowie, Maryland during the course of 
the year.

The Library requires the Librarian to manage a project to digitize 
approximately 750 rare books, thereby providing preservation and access of 
these materials. The physical digitization is performed by an outside vendor.  
More than 500 books have already been digitized during earlier phases of the 
project.  The Librarian will continue efforts initiated by his/her predecessor 
to enhance the efficiency of the project. Furthermore, the Librarian will help 
develop and manage other projects related to digital access to Library 


*         Working with Library staff to determine publications to be included 
in the project based on established criteria, and to designate publications to 
be included in each shipment to the vendor performing the scanning.

*         Retrieving and returning rare books from/to their designated storage.

*         Assessing each item on the basis of condition; documenting condition 
issues; referring items for review and treatment by Conservation staff as 

*         Reviewing condition of materials upon return from the vendor; 
documenting and reporting condition issues; rehousing.

*         Tracking location/status of items throughout the project using the 
Library's ILS (Voyager), the Library's tracking spreadsheet, and/or other tools.

*         Preparing and editing metadata from ILS and transferring the metadata 
to the

*         vendor in the appropriate format.

*         Packing/unpacking materials; exercising best practices in handling 
rare, fragile library materials.

*         Coordinating materials pick up and delivery with vendor and delivery 

*         Performing quality control on digital files and metadata returned 
from the vendor.

*         Updating MARC records to include links to the digital surrogates.

*         Coordinating digital asset management with the Digital Asset 
Management and Preservation staff.

*         Providing instructions and feedback to the vendor as needed.

*         Training and reviewing other staff as needed.

*         Recommending and documenting enhancements to the workflow and 

*         Reporting progress and issues to the Library Director or designee on 
a regular basis.

*         Supporting and/or managing other projects related to the digitization 
of, or digital access to, library resources.


*         MLIS and at least one year of experience or equivalent knowledge and 
experience (at least three years)

*         Experience inputting data into an ILS

*         Experience handling, assessing condition, housing and packing rare 
and fragile materials

*         Experience conducting and/or managing a digitization project

*         Knowledge of professionally accepted principles, techniques, and 
methods of library science

*         Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail

*         Reading knowledge of at least one European language and/or Hebrew or 

*         Knowledge of the history of the Holocaust and related subject matter.

This is a full time position for one year with an hourly pay of $26.43 and 
benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, 
ACA (Affordable Care Act) compliant subsidized health insurance and a company 
sponsored 401(k) plan.

Corestaff Services, www.corestaff.com<http://www.corestaff.com>  is a 
nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in 
administrative/clerical, information technology and engineering, 
library/records management and human resources placement.

Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from 
racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to 
apply. For consideration email your resume to 


Patricia Joseph Goldman
Director, Program Management

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