Digital Applications Librarian

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Created: June 24, 2014


The University of Oregon Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) collaborates with faculty and students to transform research, instruction, interpretation, and scholarly communication using new media and digital technologies. The DSC provides workshops, consultations, and tools for digital scholarship based on a foundation of access, sharing, and preservation.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Digital Applications Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and expertise for the Libraries on existing and emerging technologies including digital repository, discovery and preservation systems. This position manages the day-to-day technical support for digital asset management systems and digital humanities’ tools; recommends, configures, and provides support for new and emerging technologies and processes; provides essential leadership in consortial and partner collaborations and actively participates in the Hydra Community representing University of Oregon and Oregon Digital. This position supervises .5 FTE student assistants and reports to the Head, Digital Scholarship Center.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science/studies or terminal degree in computer science with two years’ library experience; proficient in at least one object-oriented language (Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.); excellent communication, interpersonal and organizations skills; demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities; experience working with APIs, mobile technologies and/or web services (REST, SOAP); demonstrated ability to learn new technical skills quickly; and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.  The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. 

Desired: Demonstrated hands-on experience implementing, managing and writing code for library or integrated library systems; knowledge of digital preservation systems; experience implementing and developing open source applications; working knowledge of DSpace and/or Fedora; knowledge of metadata standards; knowledge of Linked Data and its application to library and cultural heritage projects; working knowledge of SQL, NoSQL databases, and/or RDF triplestores; and experience implementing and maintaining a search index such as Solr or ElasticSearch.  The appointed candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check.

For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see: Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 21, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references with their contact information addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax). The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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