Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Created: August 3, 2012


Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library, winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award, seeks an exceptional, digitally-focused individual for the new position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will be energetic, team-oriented, and knowledgeable of best practices in digital library services and will collaborate to help ZSR achieve its mission “to help our students, faculty and staff succeed.”

The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop, coordinate, and guide a formal  program designed to cover the wide range of digital needs that span the academic and administrative domains of the University. This person will develop a digital initiatives program framework that includes developing policies, planning and implementing workflows, prioritizing projects and building productive partnerships with internal and external collaborators. Key internal partners include the Library’s Special Collections, Scholarly Communication, and Technology Team. External partners include WFU Digital Publishing, the WFU Digital Humanities initiative, and other University faculty, staff and units. The program will encompass digitization of local unique materials, as well as publication of born-digital University content, digital preservation, and data curation. This person will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the Library’s digitization center including the training and supervision of student assistants and any grant-funded digitization technicians.

This twelve month position, with Library Faculty status and rank, will be part of a newly formed Digital Scholarship unit that includes the Scholarly Communication Librarian and works in a collaborative cross-team environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited program. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Desired Qualifications: At least two years’ experience in an academic library; digital project management experience, knowledge of best practices in digital library services; familiarity with current and emerging metadata, digitization and online scholarship standards; knowledge of digital curation and preservation strategies; strong technical skills; experience supervising students and digitization technicians; familiarity with DSpace and Omeka.

Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is appointed to Library Faculty ranks as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

Review of applications begins August 15  and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should go to and submit cover letter, resume and references within the online system.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes, materials expenditures of over $4 million, and an operating budget of over $8 million, serves over 4,500 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School.  Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top 30 of the country’s finest institutions of higher education.  Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I Athletic Programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.”  The University is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.

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