Approximate date of posting May 30, 2018
Position: Mukurtu Library Fellows/ Librarian 2 *Two positions will be filled from this recruitment
Eligibility Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire or relevant professional or cultural experience with Native American communities;
Location: Pullman Washington
Company/Organization Washington State University Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC)
Time Frame Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2018 1 year
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries Systems Office at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the Mukurtu Shared platform initiatives including working directly with federal repositories, providing support for tribal partners, and implementing collaborative curation methods and workflows. The CDSC Co-Directors will oversee training, work priorities, and logistics, such as travel, professional development opportunities, and progress. Upon hire, the fellow will receive hands-on training at WSU in the first month followed by ongoing training during their two-year residency. Training will include an overview of the collaborative curation methods developed at WSU’s CDSC including digital stewardship lifecycles, collaborative curation processes and workflows, use of Mukurtu CMS, implementation and use of the Mukurtu Shared Portal, and community engagement. The fellow will then work closely with partnering Native American communities to implement the collaborative curation methods. While in residence in Washington D.C., federal staff will provide direct management and training in local repository data systems, selection processes, metadata conventions, and institutional workflows. This position has a strong professional development component.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Identify primary federal collections related to tribal partner institutions for inclusion in the Mukurtu Shared Portal;
• Review and update existing metadata and finding aids in federal collections for selection, identification, and vetting by identified tribal partners;
• Upload selected content to the Mukurtu Shared Portal for review by tribal partners;
• Perform community consultations with tribal partners to define protocols for access and use of selected federal collections;
• Train tribal community partners in the collaborative curation workflow and use of the Mukurtu Shared Portal;
• Support community partners and federal repositories in the use of the Mukurtu Shared Portal;
• Contribute to the evaluation of the Mukurtu Shared Portal and workflows.
How to Apply: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Cover Letter; and 3) Three (3) professional references’ contact information.
POC: Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-335-1535.