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The Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking an experienced digital projects coordinator in our Library to manage a strategic overhaul of our digital resources and streamline our digitization process. This person will work with the library staff to improve our patron services and help craft a long-term strategy to expand online access to the DAR library’s collection.

The DAR Library, one of the nation's premier genealogical research centers, is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Our Library houses thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records, making this a unique and valuable resource.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plans and develops the DAR Library’s online tools and reference outreach.
  • Oversees Library digitization projects.
  • Manages the intake, processing, cataloging, digitization and indexing of books, GRC records, and other materials into the digital collections.
  • Assists researchers at the Reference Desk as needed.
  • Tracks donations of materials.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • MLS degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant library experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Relevant technical skills, including facility with metadata standards (e.g. MARC, EAD, Dublin Core), taxonomies, digital information management, and repository platforms.
  • Background and/or experience in American genealogical research and sources preferable.
  • General professional knowledge of library policies and practices, including materials selection and collection development, information tools and searching techniques required.Experience with customer service in a library or similar setting is requiredExperience working in reference services in a Special Library setting preferred.
  • Proven record of project management.
  • High proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively; and to manage interruptions and shifting priorities and schedules.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, and organizational skills.

This position works at the NSDAR headquarters in Washington, D.C. First preference will be given to local/regional candidates.

Submission Requirements:

Only candidates that submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME outlining your qualifications and skills for the position will be considered further. Please send application information to:

Attention:  Human Resources Director
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20006-5303
E-mail: resumes@dar.org  
Fax: 202-737-5702