Digital Projects Librarian

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Created: February 19, 2018


Digital Projects Librarian (posting #0604325)

Western Michigan University



Western Michigan University Libraries seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Digital Projects Librarian.


The Digital Projects Librarian oversees a portfolio of digital library projects and provides the coordination and technical expertise needed to complete projects successfully. This position works collaboratively with librarians and staff to determine project priorities, technical standards and workflows for locally-held collections. The Digital Projects Librarian also takes an active role in grant-supported and multi-institution projects, such as the Michigan Hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The position coordinates and optimizes ongoing workflows in the realm of digitization, digital object publication and digital preservation and works collaboratively with the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian on metadata creation.


The position is responsible for exploring and helping to implement new software frameworks to support the creation, delivery and preservation of digital objects and maintains in-depth knowledge of national standards and best practices in the digital library field. The Digital Projects Librarian provides outreach and education, including demonstrations and consultations on the creation and use of digital collections for the Libraries and the WMU community. The position participates in library-wide activities and committees and may supervise staff.


A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required.


Please visit for further information regarding the position and application procedures.


Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.


Expected Start Date: Flexible


Procedures:  A cover letter, vita, and list of references must be submitted online to WMU's career and job posting website:


Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin February 19, 2018 (EXTENDED) and continue until position is filled.


University Libraries: With more than 1.5 million titles, and almost 500 databases, Western Michigan University Libraries is the fourth largest university library system in Michigan and among the top 100 in the country with active instructional and collection development programs.  The WMU Libraries are housed at four locations:  Dwight B. Waldo Library (Main), the Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center, the Gary and Rita Swain Education Library, and the Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library. Information concerning the University Libraries’ digital collections can be obtained at


Western Michigan University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.


WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 16:22 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 16:22 UTC