Strategic Programs Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council, NYC

metro4Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage non-profits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training.

We are seeking an inventive, prescient individual to support and help manage these and other new strategic initiatives aimed at expanding the organization’s programs.


The Strategic Programs Specialist is a three-year, full-time, newly-created position running from date-of-hire through December 2016. This position is open to both new and experienced information professionals interested in supporting libraries, archives, and cultural heritage through a variety of programs, services, and new initiatives.

The position’s main responsibility will be as day-to-day manager of METRO’s National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program, an expansion of the NDSR program launched by the Library of Congress and Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2012. The NDSR-NY program is a three-year, IMLS-funded initiative to build a post-Master’s residency program for new professionals to work on digital stewardship projects in NYC-area libraries, archives, and museums. The Strategic Programs Specialist will be responsible for working with NDSR-NY’s Primary Investigator on all aspects of the program.

The Strategic Programs Specialist will also participate in a variety of other initiatives including programs offering services for local archives, grant administration, collaborative projects involving linked data and digital preservation, and the opportunity to conceive, plan, and run new projects, workshops, and special events for the library, archives, and museum communities.

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