Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Created: April 22, 2015


The digital initiatives librarian will provide leadership and vision in planning, implementing, managing and growing digital initiatives that support the mission of the library and the university. The digital initiatives librarian will provide specialized reference services, deliver library instruction sessions, create instructional materials, and develop the library's collections. The incumbent will participate in library instruction and information literacy initiatives and contribute to technical services operations.

Job Requirements
  • Manages the university library's institutional repository, including outreach to the campus community. Develops policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata, establishes workflows, implements appropriate standards and best practices, and conducts quality assurance for digital collections
  • Identifies campus digitization projects (i.e undergraduate and graduate symposium papers, community service project reports, student and faculty publications, born-digital materials, etc.) and liaises with stakeholders
  • Collaborates with the archivist and special collections librarian to identify and prepare significant items from special collections for digitization
  • Instructs the campus community in the use of the repository and digital collections. Advises and provides guidance on issues related to intellectual property, open access publishing, and fair use
  • Participates in digital library-related initiatives and projects with Massachusetts public higher education institutions and statewide and regional consortia
  • Works with the Center for Research and Creative Activities to develop digital projects relating to faculty research; collaborates with the center to recruit open access faculty scholarship for the repository
  • Partners with faculty to support digital humanities projects on campus
  • Provides specialized reference services, delivers library instruction sessions, creates instructional materials, and develops the library's collections
  • Catalogs unique digital material using current cataloging standards
  • Prepares and contributes to reports, publications, and other documents
  • Assists the library in pursuing revenue-generating opportunities, including grant-writing
  • Keeps pace with and applies emerging technologies
  • Contributes to library and college-wide educational initiatives and projects, as needed
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or related field
  • Demonstrated initiative in outreach activities
  • Ability to work in a team environment; ability to work cooperatively and collegially with students, faculty, and colleagues
  • Knowledge of XML
  • Knowledge of the principles of archival management
  • Knowledge of metadata schema (Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with current cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of digital preservation standards
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects effectively
  • Commitment to providing superior user-centered services
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in and commitment to working in a multiracial, multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Experience with digitization projects in a library setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential
  • Teaching experience

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