Digital Resources Librarian

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Created: October 7, 2016


Apply by 11/03/2016

The UMW Libraries constitute the knowledge center of the university — a physical and virtual manifestation of the institution’s mission of connected, integrated, and engaged teaching, learning, research, and service. The UMW Libraries are committed to supporting the University’s mission of creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge in the development of their academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning.

The Digital Resources Librarian works collaboratively with the Head of Special Collections and Archives to create, maintain, and promote UMW Libraries’ digital collections and services, including creating policies and usage guidelines, planning and implementing workflows, and overseeing quality control. Under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections and Archives, this librarian will develop strategies for the management of digital assets, advise faculty and students on best practices for preserving scholarship and digital projects, and participate in campus-wide conversations on scholarly communications. The Digital Resources Librarian manages the Digital Archiving Lab in the Hurley Convergence Center and develops exhibits for the Convergence Gallery.

Required Education

MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education.

Required Experience

-Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of access to scholarly resources, combined with a strong service orientation.

-Understanding of the variety of metadata standards used in digital collections (e.g., EAD, VRA Core, Dublin Core); familiarity with digital conversion technologies, digital object standards and workflows.

-Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Experience

-Experience with web archiving in an academic library environment.

-Experience developing and promoting a digital repository.

-Experience working with students, faculty, and staff to create, plan, and implement digital projects.

-Experience working with digital repositories in an academic library environment.

-Experience with standard web programming languages and with creating online exhibits.

Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $47,000.

The University of Mary Washington seeks to enrich its academic environment by continuing to provide equal educational and employment opportunities. We actively encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


Published: Friday, October 7, 2016 14:38 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC