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THESIS PROJECT ASSOCIATE , MIT Libraries , to help facilitate the transition to collecting born-digital theses, manage the workflows and documentation required to support this service, and oversee the thesis processing for MIT theses. This includes ingesting digital theses, accessing and updating the thesis production database, and managing the reformatting of retrospective theses. Will be responsible for thesis communication with the MIT community and coordinating reference activities, including policy-related inquiries, managing holds, updating the thesis specifications and associated FAQ, and monitoring thesis-related email lists.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; two years' relevant experience, including knowledge of library systems; understanding of best practices regarding security, confidentiality, intellectual property, and access rights of archival material; understanding of handling practices for physical and born-digital archival materials; user-service orientation; excellent interpersonal skills for collaborating/working with a variety of users within/across organizational boundaries in a diverse organization; project management knowledge; strong organizational, prioritization, problem-solving, and analytical skills; and familiarity with digitization projects. Must be able to meet deadlines and manage complex projects to completion in a dynamic, fast-paced, environment; tolerate ambiguity and adapt to change; and lift weights of 40lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials, and push book trucks. PREFERRED : post-secondary education; experience working with physical and born digital archival materials, executing functions within digitization projects, and providing reference services in a library/archive/museum setting; strong technical skills, including experience creating/maintaining macros and successfully using database applications (particularly FileMaker Pro) and wikis; experience with one or more of the following--ArchivesSpace, ALEPH library system or Alma, DSpace, or XML; and a basic understanding of metadata standards, including Dublin Core (DC). Job #19028-3
Internal Number: 19028
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