DescriptionThe Coordinator of Digital Projects reports to the Head of Special Collections. Primary responsibilities include managing the internal workflow for the department’s digital library projects and supervising assigned personnel. The Coordinator leads departmental efforts, in collaboration with other UH Libraries departments to preserve, process, and provide access to audiovisual and digital materials, including born-digital materials. The Coordinator also serves as Special Collections Department liaison to the Metadata & Digitization Services, Digital Repository Services, and Web Services departments.
The Coordinator of Digital Projects is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the Bylaws of the Librarians of the University of Houston. They are expected to develop a record of service and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program
- Demonstrated ability to develop workflows for complex projects
- Understanding of digitization processes, digital collection workflows metadata schemas, and digital asset management systems
- Knowledge of archival theory and best practices
- Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description, preservation, and access for audiovisual and digital materials
- Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the organization
- Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
- Minimum of two years relevant professional experience
- Supervisory experience
- Digital Archives Specialist certificate or similar coursework or training
- Knowledge of copyright and privacy issues related to archival materials
- Experience digitizing archival and special collections materials
- Salary: $58,000 to $62,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.
Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.
The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, promoting outreach, and increasing national recognition. The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and further the drive for flagship status. We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.
General Information: Special Collections was founded in 1968 and serves as the main teaching and research center for primary sources at the University of Houston. Special Collections holds over 7,000 linear feet of archival collections, approximately 105,000 rare books, over 2,000 periodicals, and 1,100 historical maps. Collection strengths include Architecture and Planning; Contemporary Literature; Energy (oil and gas); Environmental Houston; Ethnic Houston; Hispanic Collections; Houston and Texas History; Houston Hip Hop; Performing Arts; University Archives; USS Houston and Military History; and the Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection, as well as rare books from medieval manuscripts to modern artists’ books. Special Collections has active instruction and outreach programs and collaborates with other library departments in developing and presenting a growing collection of unique digitized materials.
The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities .
For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/24909
Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment
Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or email@example.com.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015 15:49 UTC
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