Digital Collections Coordinator

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Created: June 4, 2014


Digital Collections Coordinator - ECU Libraries, East Carolina University, seeks an experienced and innovative individual with excellent organizational skills for the position of Digital Collections Coordinator. Reporting to Academic Library Services' Assistant Director for Special Collections, the Digital Collections Coordinator will provide innovative and sustainable solutions for the presentation, maintenance, and promotion of ECU Libraries' digital collections. ECU Libraries consists of Academic Library Services (Joyner and Music Libraries), as well as the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library.

Preferred Qualifications: Substantial experience in collaboratively managing multiple simultaneous projects; experience providing grant support and/or grant writing; additional graduate degree in a related field; knowledge of copyright issues pertaining to digital collections and knowledge of trends relating to digital humanities.

East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 26,000 students. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 102 bachelor's degree programs, 77 master's degree programs and 75 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. In addition, it offers 16 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.) and 4 first professional degree programs. ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at
Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library's web site at for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science or international equivalent, or master's degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline; at least 2 years of full-time project management experience with library digital collections in a highly collaborative environment; supervisory experience; demonstrated technical experience with current digital collection technologies, standards, platforms and products; working knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices, and metadata standards including Dublin Core, MODS, and TEI; experience with digital repository systems;
excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills in an environment requiring attention to detail and a high level of accuracy; strong commitment to public service; ability to work both independently and collaboratively; excellent written and oral communication skills, especially for the purpose of describing and communicating technical issues to a variety of audiences.

Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants: This is a fixed term appointment, which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications. Minimum salary of $46,000, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin 6/23/14 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at

Date Initial Screening Begins: 06/23/2014

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