Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist

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Created: February 9, 2010


Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist, POS 283 Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications, in a liberal arts setting. The Library Department is currently seeking a Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist to report to the Head of College Archives & Digital Collections

Summary: Manages the digital assets and digital collections of Columbia College Chicago Library and works with staff, faculty and students to identify digital resource needs for the College community. Assists with the acquisition and implementation of new digital collections. Provides expertise and advice in the development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital collections throughout the College. Responsible for the maintenance of web-based access to local and remote digital content. Participates in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies related to digital content.

Duties: * Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and preservation of digital content * Maintains the custom-built front-end system for the Library's Fedora digital content system * Manages project workflows for digital library * Develops and/or coordinates usability studies related to digital collections * Collaborates with Library and campus IT to ensure hardware needs * Participates in grant proposal writing process and budget planning * Assists with training and instruction on creation and use of digital collections * Engages in liaison activities with college department(s) including collection development responsibilities * Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: * ALA accredited MLS or an advanced degree in a relevant disciplinary field * Demonstrated experience in use of relevant digital library/archives metadata standards and technologies * Demonstrated experience in web development and authoring * Demonstrated experience in managing digital collection projects and workflows * Demonstrated experience with digital library/archive systems and automation techniques, especially open source solutions * Knowledge of digital preservation strategies, technologies, and standards * Knowledge of established thesauri and vocabularies used in library digital collections * Strong oral and written communication skills * Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students * Experience working in an academic library preferred Strong preference will be given to applicants with 2 or more years experience using Fedora Commons, PHP, XML, XPaths, XForms, XSL, Tomcat, LAMP set-ups, SQL, Javascript, XHTML/CSS and demonstrated knowledge of FOXML or METS, PREMIS, VRA Core 4, Dublin Core, EAD

Columbia College Chicago encourages female, LGBTQ, disabled, international, and minority individuals to apply for all positions. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Electronic submissions only - For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to: by February 22, 2010

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