position announcement: digital initiatives coordinator

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Created: March 19, 2007


The following position announcement is being passed on from the folks of Clemson University by their request. --ELM

Clemson University – Digital Initiatives Coordinator

Clemson University seeks an energetic, creative, and service-oriented librarian who will provide leadership and vision in the creation of the Library Digital Initiatives Unit. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and reports to the Dean of Libraries. Clemson library faculty members participate in library- wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and are active in professional organizations. Library faculty members are encouraged to participate in University-wide initiatives.


* Leads the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Libraries’ digitization activities through collaboration with library units to develop a high-quality and responsive digital library initiative;

* Collaborates with a Libraries’ digital activities coordinating group to set goals and priorities for digital collections;

* Supervises day-to-day operations of the unit, identifies training and development needs for unit employees, and promotes the Libraries’ and University’s commitment to diversity;

* Develops and maintains an effective, collegial, service-oriented team environment within the unit;

* Fosters positive relationships with all communities involved in digital initiatives – within the Libraries, the University and the State of South Carolina;

* Seeks opportunities for additional funding by developing proposals and coordinating grant requests;

* Keeps up-to-date with developments and emerging trends in scholarly communication and library digital services;

* Represents the Libraries on consortia, regional and national committees as appropriate. Requirements

* ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences

* Experience with digitization projects/initiatives

* Demonstrated strategic planning and project management skills

* Demonstrated skills directing and evaluating the work of others

* Knowledge of cataloging, metadata and archival storage standards

* Knowledge of copyright, intellectual access and digital rights management issues

* Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a challenging and complex environment

* Excellent communication skills

* Evidence of or potential for professional and/or scholarly activity Preferred Qualifications

* Familiarity with digital asset management systems

* Experience with integrated library systems

* Experience with developing grant proposals

* Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating library digitization projects

Salary and benefits: Minimum $55,000; rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. The University offers up to four credit hours to employees each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Library: Clemson University Libraries employs 30 librarians and over 70 support staff, uses the Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium integrated library system and has recently purchased CONTENTdm as its digital management system. For more information about the Libraries and its services, see http://www.lib.clemson.edu.

Location: Clemson University , South Carolina's technologically- oriented land grant institution, has approximately 17,000 students and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 miles from Greenville, SC and within 2 hours driving time of Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. For more information, see http://www.clemson.edu.

Application process: Submit a letter of interest addressing the requirements for the position, your résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Lisa Bodenheimer Co-Chair, Library Digital Initiatives Coordinator Search Committee RM Cooper Library Box 343001 Clemson University Clemson , SC 29634-3001

Phone (864) 656-1769 Fax (864) 656-0758

This information may also be submitted electronically as a single attachment in Word, PDF, or RTF format to bodenhl@clemson.edu. Applications submitted by May 1, 2007 will be given first consideration. Candidates invited for on-site interviews will give a 20 minute presentation to library faculty and staff.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

How to apply


Eric Lease Morgan

Inc Innovative Interfaces CONTENTdm


Published: Monday, March 19, 2007 14:28 UTC

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