Digital Collections Librarian

College Park, MD
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Created: March 7, 2018


As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department seeks an organized, service-oriented colleague to manage the Libraries’ digitization operations. The Digital Collections Librarian will collaborate with stakeholders to establish and effectively manage digitization projects and workflows for the Libraries.

The successful candidate will enjoy working with a wide range of unique formats and materials and will lead process development and special format digitization within both the libraries and the profession. The successful candidate will provide oversight for all in-house digitization operations, managing people, projects and equipment. The individual manages and prioritizes short-term, user-initiated requests, and balances these with soliciting and managing long-term projects. The Digital Collections Librarian will hire, train, and supervise student assistants to perform digitization work and quality control of all files and metadata. The librarian is responsible for establishing quality assurance standards and managing quality control for all digital files and associated metadata records uploaded to all digital repositories. The librarian maintains updated digitization and file management procedural documentation, and creates project plans and instructions for inhouse projects. The individual in this position will remain current with digitization standards and best practices and research development for expansion into additional formats.



  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field


  • Specialization in archives, preservation studies, digital curation, or special collections
  • People or project management continuing education
  • Certification in project management



  • One year of demonstrated digitization project management
  • One year of experience supervising students, volunteers, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and practices for digital objects used in libraries and archives (e.g. MODS/METS, Dublin Core, PBCore, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • One year of experience working in a library
  • One year working with special collections or archival materials

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Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae (CV), and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 25, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Submitted by: brialparker

Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 16:26 UTC