Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Created: November 14, 2016


Job ID: 525688

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Digital Initiatives Librarian to be
responsible for administration and configuration of institutional
repository and related systems and applications.

*Examples of Key Responsibilities:*

- Responsible for administration and configuration of institutional
repository and related systems and applications, including but not limited
to creation of new IR communities and collections. Outreach to
communities, for planning and performing batch loads of new collections,
implementation of workflow, technical processes and methodology, and
administering authorizations and roles within the institutional repository
and related applications.
- Works in conjunction with library systems staff, vendor support staff
and open source communities, and Scholarly Communications to troubleshoot,
resolve and escalate problems; works in conjunction with library systems
staff to coordinate and perform application and system upgrades. Creates
specifications and scripting for metadata transformation and crosswalks.
- Performs technical support for faculty and staff in the use of the
institutional repository and related applications, and assists with process
and workflow development. Works as a member of the library team to plan
and implement changes to delivered public interfaces; works as a member of
the library team to integrate digital collections with other campus-wide
- Assists with creation of short and long-term plans for digitization of
selected materials, working with content specialists and faculty members to
determine priorities for digitization. Works as a member of Library &
Technology Service (LTS) teams to assist faculty and staff in decision
making for new collections. Receives requests for assistance with digital
materials, and evaluates the appropriateness of those materials for
inclusion in current or future digital asset systems.
- Performs execution and support of LTS institutional repository
policies and procedures, and assists in the development of policies as
needed. Serves as resident authority for metadata and digitization
standards. Helps guide and ensure adherence to capture standards, metadata
standards, preservation standards, technical workflow and quality control.
- Back-up core function of systems in the library and be available for


MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education;
3-5 years experience with library digital repositories

Experience developing and managing digital software (DSpace,
ArchivesSpace); knowledge and experience working in Unix or Linux systems
at the CLI

Proven engagement in the broader library systems community with a focus on
administering and supporting digital initiatives applications and services;
familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublic Core

Strong organizational, communication, customer service and interpersonal
skills; ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.

*Preferred skills:*

Familiarity with digitization projects and standards for various materials,
e.g. electronic theses and dissertations, manuscripts, photographs and
audio and video recordings

Experience with scripting languages and using APIs; experience with CSS,
XML, XSL, XSLT and harvesting standards; experience in a research library
or academic library

*How to Apply:*

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at Elect option
for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the *Job ID*
column heading. Locate the desired job listing by Job ID. Click the job
title and then Apply Now.

*Closing Statement:*

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans
to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against
any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin,
disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected

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Jenny Jing

Manager, Library Systems
Library & Technology Services,
Brandeis University Library



Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:18 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:18 UTC