Digital Initiatives Coordinator

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Created: December 9, 2014


Type of Position: NFE
Posting Number: 0006776
Working Title: Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Position Classification Title Coordinator (OT Ex)
Institution: South Dakota State University
City: Brookings
Department: 3LIBR1-H M Briggs Library
Scope of Search: External (includes Internal)
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Appointment Type: Regular
Duration of the Term: 12 months
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Typical Hours Worked Per Week:
Appointment Percent: 100
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Posting date: 11-26-2014
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Positions close at midnight CST Open Until Filled
If open until filled, review date: 12-31-2014
Posting Text: SDSU’s Hilton M. Briggs Library welcomes applications for the position of Digital Initiatives Coordinator. The successful candidate will identify, build, shape, and promote access to the Library’s Digitial collections. S/he will lead efforts to preserve, describe and provide security for these collections. The position will provide leadership for the development, growth, and preservation of the Hilton M. Briggs digital collections in order to support SDSU scholars and researchers.

– Assuring a pleasing, efficient and effective user experience
– Identifing and prioritizing of collections
– Maintaining partnerships and obtaining external funding to support digitization
– Complying with standards, regulations, and laws
– Preserving digital objects
– Growing SDSU’s digital collections
– Providing outreach and communication

– Bachelor’s degree
– Related experience
– Knowledge of current trends and new developments in digital library initiatives and special collections
– Knowledge of current metadata schemas and standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, etc. and digital content management systems
– Skill in advancing digital initiatives
– Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and the University
– Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment and maintain positive working relationships
– A strong public service orientation
– Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff

– ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
– Academic library employment
– Experience working with digital collections including the management of digitization projects
– Supervision and/or project management experience
– Knowledge of scholarly communication and copyright issues

For questions on the position, contact Melissa Clark at or (605) 688-5955.
Department Description and Cultural Expectations SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines and holds approximately 668,000 bound volumes, 1 million microforms, and over 500,000 government publications in addition to 31,000 electronic subscriptions. The library staff consists of 14 library professionals, 14 support staff, and student employees.

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