Digital Production Librarian

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Created: June 13, 2014



The Digital Projects Unit supports the UNT Libraries with guidance and digital services including imaging, archival storage of electronic files, metadata development, and other activities as needed.  Within the Unit, four full-time Digital Projects Lab staff members manage a large number of concurrent projects and employ 25 part-time student assistants to prepare content for the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections--including The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library. 

The Digital Production Librarian is responsible for the general operation of the Digital Projects Lab and works to complete internally- and externally- funded digitization projects in a cost effective manner with high-quality output. The librarian will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan, coordinate, and execute digitization and other digital projects as part of the mission of the UNT Libraries. The librarian will also work closely with other teams and units within the Digital Libraries Division to improve online tools and processes needed by the Lab. The librarian exercises broad independent judgment and authority under the direction of the Digital Projects Unit Head. The librarian serves on library committees and work groups as assigned. Excellent citizenship is expected from the community of scholars at UNT and includes appropriate stewardship of resources; participation in governance; cooperation and collaboration toward department, college, and university goals; and the ability to compromise and work to benefit these units and their constituents.

Specific Position Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the overall activities of the Digital Projects Lab including digitization and quality control activities, training, and digital projects development.
  • Evaluates operations of the Digital Projects Lab to make best use of technology and staff, including prioritization of projects.
  • Works with digitization software and hardware vendors to ensure that hardware and software are performing optimally.
  • Works with the Libraries’ Technology and Computer Operations Department to plan and execute workstation and computer upgrades.
  • Provides training for students, staff, and librarians related to digital imaging workflows and digital project management.
  • Collaborates with the Project Development Librarian in External Relations to schedule, manage, and complete digitization projects involving external partners for The Portal to Texas History.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders throughout the Libraries to develop digitization projects for inclusion in the UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections.
  • Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Libraries’ commitment to diversity.
  • Remains active professionally and contributes to scholarship in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences, or an international equivalent.
  • Knowledge of current issues in digital libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage digital projects from start to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, manage time wisely, and make quick, effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for thinking creatively and producing training materials, workshops, conference presentations, and publications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with Libraries’ departments and divisions.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1 year supervisory experience, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Knowledge of national standards and best practices for digitization and metadata.
  • Familiarity with image editing software such as Photoshop.

Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service. Complete information about Librarian rank can be found at

SALARY/RANK: Salary commensurate with rank and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit online application to the following URL:



Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 14:32 UTC

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