Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture, MIT

VISUAL RESOURCES LIBRARIAN FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE, MIT Libraries-Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC), to participate in managing and ensuring access to materials and collections and support digital scholarship at MIT. Will identify, evaluate, and process images, digital resources, historic photographs, textual sources, and ephemera; create item- and collection-level cataloging and indexing for visual materials; assist in developing and implementing image metadata schemes; and acquire and manage copyright permissions. Will also work with the Archnet content manager to ensure that metadata and materials are entered into the database correctly and promoted to the site; advance the center’s ability to support teaching and research, providing teaching images and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites and assisting with the preparation of online research tools; coordinate and prioritize production of various digital products and track workflows and timely service to users; and handle special projects.

REQUIRED: MLS/MLIS or advanced degree (master’s or higher) in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Middle East; familiarity with architectural description; editing and/or curatorial experience; expertise with image metadata standards and online data creation tools (XML, HTML, MARC, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and general open source software); experience with digital image file management (FileMaker, Excel, Photoshop, and Archivist Toolkit/Archives Space) and ability to work with image databases; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work successfully within a diverse community; strong organizational skills; proven ability to manage projects and competing priorities, adapt to change, and work successfully in a fast?paced, dynamic environment; strong analytical and problem solving skills; and ability to work across organizational boundaries. Job #13443-O

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