Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Created: September 18, 2012


Digital Initiatives Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian
12 Month Appointment

The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno seeks an innovative, versatile, and team-oriented librarian to join us in enhancing the library's growing digital assets and initiatives and supporting and collaborating with campus partners. The successful candidate will join a university-wide cohort of faculty that will develop and support teaching, research, and outreach initiatives that focus on water quality, technology, and management, including a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in water resource management. Working with library faculty, in close collaboration with the Water Cohort group, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will lead the design, creation, and maintenance of multiple library digital projects, most notably the Waterways Archive, a digital geo-portal which will eventually serve the entire campus and region. This position will include significant responsibilities collaborating with campus faculty to support scholarship, teaching and student success through information literacy instruction, research support, library digital initiatives, collection management, scholarly publishing and academic data curation.

Responsibilities include: Participating in activities related to acquiring, organizing, and providing access to the Library's digital resources; Developing and implementing appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery, management, and presentation of digital collections; Coordinating and leading the continued development of the Library's institutional repository and other digital projects; Participating on teams comprised of library faculty and staff that actively reach out to and engage designated colleges and departments; Engaging in course-related information literacy instruction and integration of digital content into the curriculum and the campus learning management system.

Academic Preparation: One of the following: American Library Association accredited Master of Information Studies or Science, Master of Information, Master of Librarianship, Master of Library and Information Studies, or Master of Art/Master of Science in Library Science or Information Studies.

This position requires experience and knowledge required to perform the duties of a Digital Initiatives Librarian as described above; demonstrated experience with one or more web programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl or Python), web markup languages (e.g. HTML, CSS, XML and XSLT), and analytics software; and knowledge of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the access and discovery of digital resources.

Preference will be given to candidates with some or all of the following: experience working with content management systems; experience working with learning management systems; demonstrated experience with digital technologies, applying digital standards, employing appropriate metadata schema/markup standards and using controlled vocabularies; experience with library web applications such as link resolvers and modern discovery systems; familiarity with developing web interfaces using recommended best practices from the Americans with Disabilities Act; experience working with library OPAC systems; demonstrated interest in information literacy and teaching, especially in an academic library; a publishing record and record of involvement in professional activities; expertise or interest in water quality, technology, and management; knowledge of U.S. water history and policy, especially within the context of California history and the history of the San Joaquin Valley.

To apply, please see complete vacancy announcement

Open Until Filled:To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 10/26/2012. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2013 if not filled.

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