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Job Opportunity: Librarian, GS-1410-13 – DTIC, Program Manager for Public Access

The subject position is open to all Federal Employees (and Transfer,  Reinstatement Eligibles, 30% Disabled Veterans, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and other individuals eligible under special appointment authorities), via USAJobs at
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407951900

This announcement opens today Thursday, 25 June 2015 and closes Wednesday, 8 July 2015. For questions, please contact the servicing HR Specialist listed
on the vacancy announcement.

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National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York. Deadline Friday, May 8th, 2015

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent master’s degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the Boston and New York City area.

Applications for residencies running from September 2015 through May 2016 are now being accepted. Resident applications are due Friday, May 8th, 2015.

Host applications are currently being accepted. Selected host institutions will be announced Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

*A nine-month paid residency at a Boston or New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.

*Advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.

*Mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals.

*Professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences,and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-master’s residency programs.

For more information please visit:
NDSR Boston:
http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston
NDSR-NY:
http://ndsr.nycdigital.org


Annie Tummino, Project Manager
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
212.228.2320 x 129
National Digital Stewardship Residency

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) position available – University of Georgia Libraries

[Note: Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by January 19, 2015; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.]

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian who will be responsible for developing and promoting GIS services throughout the UGA Libraries, overseeing the daily operations of the Map and Government Information Library’s GIS Lab, and participating in projects to make maps and other geospatial information from the collection available online. This position reports to the Head of the Map and Government Information Library.

The UGA Libraries is the designated Regional Federal Depository Library for the State of Georgia and the official depository for Georgia state government publications; it is also home to one of the largest academic map collections in the country. Taken together, the map and government documents collections consist of approximately 1.6 million paper items and over 3 million microforms. The Map and Government Information Library consists of a head, 3 FTE librarians, 3 FTE staff members plus student assistants. To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to: http://libs.uga.edu/humres/jobs/gis.html.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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“We Want You! (To Work for a Federal Agency)” Association of Research Libraries (ARL) webcast

The recording of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) webcast, “We Want You! (To Work for a Federal Agency),” is now available for MLIS candidates interested in learning more about working for the Federal Government.

The YouTube webcast recording is at the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkI28PSjmKM&feature=youtu.be

Website handouts for this presentation can be downloaded from the following: http://www.arl.org/events/event/135#.VKRVI0103cu

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Update 2: National Digital Stewardship Residency — GPO Prepares to Become First Federal Agency Named as a Trustworthy Digital Repository for Government Information

Note: This update relates to the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) because one of the five people selected for the NDSR will work with the GPO to prepare for the below mentioned audit and certification. — Travis Ferrell, DMIL Student Liaison Coordinator


The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is preparing to become the first Federal agency to be named as a Trustworthy Digital Repository for Government information through certification of its flagship Federal Digital System (FDsys) under ISO 16363. The Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDR) checklist will be used by an accredited outside organization to assess FDsys against 109 criteria covering Organizational Infrastructure, Digital Object Management, and Infrastructure and Security Risk Management.  While a number of digital repositories have already been certified as TRAC-compliant, none of them are operated by Federal agencies.  A certification under ISO 16363 will reinforce GPO’s commitment to its mission of ensuring effective public access to Government information through its assured preservation in digital formats.

To begin the audit process, GPO is being named today by the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Museum and Library Services as one of 5 institutions to receive a resident through the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program.  Under this program, host institutions are provided with a resident for one year to work on a significant digital stewardship project.  GPO’s NDSR resident will work on preparation for the audit and certification of FDsys as an ISO 16363 Trustworthy Digital Repository.

Link Library of Congress press release: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2014/14-214.html

Link to ISO 16363: http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=56510 

“We are pleased and honored to be selected for participation in the 2015-16 National Digital Stewardship Residency,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks.  “The expertise we will be provided with will advance our goal of being certified as a Trustworthy Digital Repository for the over 1 million titles stored on FDsys, ensuring that the public will continue to have ready access to this Government information for years to come.”

GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov

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Update: Application Period Opens for 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency

The Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce the official open call for applications for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency, to be held in the Washington, D.C. area. Interested candidates may apply to the program now through January 30, 2015.  To apply, go to the official USAJOBS page here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389615400.

To qualify, applicants must have a master’s degree or higher, graduating between spring 2013 and spring 2015, with a strong interest in digital stewardship.  Currently enrolled doctoral students are also encouraged to apply.  Application requirements include a detailed resume and cover letter, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a creative video that defines an applicant’s interest in the program.  (See http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/applicationinfo.html?loclr=ndsr for more application information.)

For the 2015-16 class, five residents will be chosen for a 12-month residency at a one of the several prominent institutions in the Washington, D.C. area listed below.  The residency will begin in June, 2015, with an intensive digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Each resident will then move to their designated host institution to work on a significant digital stewardship project. These projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

The five institutions and projects selected for 2015-16 are:

  • The District of Columbia Public Library: Personal Digital Preservation Access and Education through the Public Library
  • The Government Publishing Office:  Preparation for Audit and Certification of GPO’s FDsys as a Trustworthy Digital Repository
  • The American Institute of Architects: Building Curation into Records Creation: Developing a Digital Repository Program at the American Institute of Architects
  • The U.S. Senate Historical Office: Improving Digital Stewardship in the U.S. Senate
  • The National Library of Medicine: NLM-Developed Software as Cultural Heritage

We need your help in spreading the word!  Feel free to distribute information about this great opportunity to any other relevant listservs or social media accounts. To learn more about the NDSR program, including how to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristopher F. Nelson | Program Management Specialist    

Library of Congress  |  Office of Strategic Initiatives e-mail: ndsr@loc.gov | www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr

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