Digital Projects Lab Manager

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Created: July 20, 2015


 TITLE:  Digital Projects Lab Manager

The Digital Projects Unit supports the UNT Libraries with guidance and digital services including imaging, archival storage of electronic files, metadata development, and other activities as needed. Within the Unit, four full-time Digital Projects Lab staff members manage a large number of concurrent projects and employ 25 part-time student assistants to prepare content for the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections--including The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library.
The Digital Projects Lab Manager is responsible for the general operation of the Digital Projects Lab and works to complete internally- and externally- funded digitization projects in a cost effective manner with high-quality output. The librarian will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan, coordinate, and execute digitization and other digital projects as part of the mission of the UNT Libraries. The librarian will also work closely with other teams and units within the Digital Libraries Division to improve online tools and processes needed by the Lab. The librarian exercises broad independent judgment and authority under the direction of the Digital Projects Unit Head. The librarian serves on library committees and work groups as assigned. Excellent citizenship is expected from the community of scholars at UNT and includes appropriate stewardship of resources; participation in governance; cooperation and collaboration toward department, college, and university goals; and the ability to compromise and work to benefit these units and their constituents.
• Responsible for the overall activities of the Digital Projects Lab including digitization and quality control activities, training, and digital projects development.
• Evaluates operations of the Digital Projects Lab to make best use of technology and staff, including prioritization of projects.
• Works with digitization software and hardware vendors to ensure that hardware and software are performing optimally.
• Works with the Libraries’ Technology and Computer Operations Department to plan and execute workstation and computer upgrades.
• Provides training for students, staff, and librarians related to digital imaging workflows and digital project management.
• Coordinates with Digital Projects staff and others in the Libraries to manage and complete digitization projects for internal and external partners.
• Ensures that digitization project outputs consistently meet standards set by the department.
• Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Libraries’ commitment to diversity.
• Remains active professionally and contributes to scholarship in the field.
• Education: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences, or a terminal degree in any field.
• Demonstrated ability to manage digital projects from start to completion.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, manage time wisely, and make quick, effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
• Familiarity with image editing software such as Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, or Capture One.
• Demonstrated ability to identify quality issues with digitized and born-digital image files.
• Demonstrated aptitude for thinking creatively and producing training materials,  workshops, conference presentations, and publications.
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with Libraries’ departments and divisions.
• 1 year supervisory experience, preferably in an academic environment.
• Knowledge of national standards and best practices for digitization and metadata.
• Knowledge of current issues in digital libraries.
• Experience with batch processing related to image conversion and manipulation.
• Experience executing command-line scripts.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin July 20, 2015 and will continue until the search is closed.

Salary and Rank:  Salary and librarian ranking are commensurate with experience and professional contributions. Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service. Complete information about Librarian rank can be found at librarians/

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  All applicants must apply to

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Published: Monday, July 20, 2015 17:27 UTC

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