Digital Initiatives Librarian and Assistant Professor

Oxford, MS
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Created: May 21, 2019


The Digital Initiatives Librarian and Assistant Professor will collaborate to envision an expanded digital initiatives program for the University of Mississippi Libraries. Under the direction of the Head of the Metadata & Digital Initiatives, the incumbent will work collaboratively in a team environment to assess and implement initiatives related to digital content in the library, participate in outreach to the campus on the library’s digital and open access projects and services, assist with the development and implementation of digital preservation strategies and policies, and identify infrastructure or technologies to complement existing digital library initiatives. The University’s institutional repository and digital publications platform ( are among the Libraries’ digital initiatives. The incumbent will also fulfill requirements of faculty status in the areas of librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing of analog and born digital materials (digitization and digital curation), familiarity with digital project management and online exhibition tools, familiarity with library metadata standards and data manipulation tools, and strong communication skills.

Minimum salary is $43,000 and includes a competitive benefits package. Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical, and cultural activities.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Work with a team in the management of an institutional repository
  • Participate in outreach efforts to promote the library’s institutional repository
  • Devise digitization workflows and select metadata schema appropriate to various formats
  • Assist with the development and implementation of digital preservation strategies and policies
  • Meet departmental and university tenure and promotion standards for fulfillment of professional responsibilities, scholarship, and service

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree from ALA accredited institution by date of appointment
  • Experience or familiarity working on digital projects with multiple formats
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and manage effective digital programs
  • Experience or familiarity with current and emerging technologies in digital library services
  • Experience or familiarity with digital library products, such as Digital Commons, DSpace, or Islandora
  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core
  • Working knowledge of controlled vocabulary and thesauri
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

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