Job: Digital Initiatives Librarian: Miami University (Ohio)

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Created: February 14, 2007


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Position: Digital Initiatives Librarian

Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH, has an opening in the Digital Initiatives Department for a Digital Initiatives Librarian. We seek a self-motivated, energetic, service-oriented, flexible team-player with a can-do attitude who is interested in applying information technology to library services; someone who can embrace an environment of continual improvement and change in an organization that strives to stay close to the cutting edge of technology. This position reports to the Head of Digital Initiatives. Responsibilities include and are not limited to: providing project management of selected digital collections and projects including oversight of production, quality control, metadata, access and delivery and maintenance; Coordinating the efforts of library staff working with users of the Miami University Institutional Repository, currently under development; Actively seeking out and recruiting new user communities and content for the repository in collaboration with library staff; Participating as an active team member and developer in the building, maintenance and technical support of the repository; Investigating new and innovative ways to create, organize, and deliver online collections to clients; actively seeking out opportunities to work with stakeholders in the creation of digital collections and services; participating and contributing to the Libraries’ team organization.

Requirements include a graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution; flexibility working in an environment of continual change and the ability to foster that in others; ability to work independently as well as with all levels of staff and library customers; strong project management skills; knowledge of current and evolving digital library standards and best practices; Knowledge of database technology, OCR/digital imaging standards and practices, HTML editors and web publishing, and interface design; strong computer knowledge and experience with multiple operating system platforms, especially Unix/Linux; demonstrated skills and interest in applying technology to library services; strong written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects; ability to meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion and continuing contract. (Librarian Appointment, and Promotion System:

Highly Desirable: Knowledge of institutional repository platforms like Dspace, Fedora, or ProQuest Digital Commons; Knowledge of web application frameworks like Java, Ruby on Rails, Tomcat; knowledge of humanities technologies and standards such as XML, EAD, TEI and text markup; knowledge of computer programming and scripting languages such as C, Java, Perl, PHP.

Environment: Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH, has a strong tradition of public service and of building collections that support the university's education and research activities. The Libraries contain over 2.5 million volumes, including an extensive collection of government documents and microforms, and subscribe to over 13,000 serials and 100+ electronic databases available via MiamiLINK, the library web system. They serve 850 teaching and research faculty, 16,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. The Libraries have 46 professionals, 58 support staff, belong to OCLC, CRL, SPARC, and are active members of the OhioLINK consortium.

Rank and Benefits: This is a full-time twelve month appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Rank and salary are based upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, major medical, dental and term life insurance. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System or alternate Retirement Program (ARP).

To Apply: Submit letter of application, resume and name, address, telephone number, and email address of three professional references to Judith A. Sessions, Dean and University Librarian, King Library, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056. Review of applications begins March 1, 2007 and will continue until the position if filled.

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Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 17:19 UTC

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