Digital Projects Librarian

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Created: September 17, 2015


Cornell University Library’s Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS) unit seeks a Digital Projects Librarian who will coordinate digital collection projects and provide oversight for objectives of digital preservation. Reporting to the Digital Curation Services Lead, the Digital Projects Librarian will be an important member in the Digital Curation Services team, which has as its mission to coordinate CUL's overall digital preservation program and facilitate the creation of a cohesive service framework. The incumbent will also coordinate or contribute to other projects related to the creation, use, migration and/or management of digital assets.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Coordination/oversight of initiatives and projects in the Digital Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS) unit, a cross-department enterprise service comprised of experts to support digital scholarship initiatives for Cornell's faculty, staff and community partners. (30%)
  • Coordination/oversight of various projects relating to digital preservation and preservation repositories, including large scale ingests and the maintenance and development of emerging services. (30%)
  • Coordination/oversight of other project initiatives, e.g., migrations and/or new development efforts that involve cross departmental teams; anticipation and leveraging of inter-institutional repositories and inter-institutional cooperation, and the implementation/testing of emerging technologies to local efforts. (30%)
  • Involvement in professional development and program promotion and assessment (10%)
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or a higher advanced degree in library or information science or other relevant discipline.
  • Understanding of digital curation principles, standards, and best practices
  • Strong understanding of digital life cycle management issues and processes involved in developing and managing repositories from technical, business, communication, and policy perspectives.
  • Excellent project management skills with some experience in overseeing complex technology-based projects.
  • Ability to think imaginatively and develop effective and sustainable solutions in a highly complex and uncharted environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and facilitation skills to collaborate effectively with library staff, faculty, researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders and constituents.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and share findings effectively.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with digital collection development and management workflows.
  • Competency in business planning for providing sustainable digital services.
  • Aptitude for learning technologies easily and IT experience as system administrator, web master, or programmer a plus.
  • Fluency in applications such as MS Access, SQL, other query languages, aptitude with MS Excel, including use of complex formulas and functions.
  • Ability to analyze/troubleshoot processes and remediate them.
  • Record of scholarly engagement and professional service, including presentations, publications.


Published: Thursday, September 17, 2015 13:31 UTC

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