Digital Resources Librarian

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Created: November 21, 2012


The University of Wyoming Libraries is seeking applicants for a Head of Digital  Resources Librarian position. The position will develop, implement, and maintain digital services, workflows, and policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee the operations of the digitization lab. Ensure long-term access to digitized information services and resources. Facilitate technology infrastructure and content addition for WySR, the digital repository. Collaborate with other library departments to develop and maintain the infrastructure necessary to deliver digitization services to the campus. Collaborate with the university community to develop policies and procedures for management of the University’s digital intellectual output, and the digital conversion of library and archival collections. Maintain best practice documentation for all areas of digitization.  Conduct ongoing assessment of virtual library content and its use. Supervise staff and non-benefitted student positions. Work with other library department heads to advance the strategic goals of the organization. Pursue an active and ongoing program of professional development, scholarship, and service. Report to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

REQUIRED:  MLS from an ALA accredited institution.  Minimum of five years of successful, progressively responsible professional experience.  Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of digital collection issues and digital library technologies. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a manager, including budget and personnel management. Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills, Strong record of professional accomplishment.

PREFERRED: Experience in an academic library. Experience in public service and/or user education. Experience in collection development.

APPLICATION AND SALARY:  Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.  Minimum salary is $56,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; 12-month appointment, 22 days vacation; sick leave, group health insurance, state and TIAA-CREF retirement plans, no state income tax.  Please direct questions to Ms. Birgit Burke at 307-766-3279 or e-mail

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume, and the names, address, telephone number and e-mail address of three professional references to: Birgit Burke, Assistant to the Dean University of Wyoming Libraries Dept. 3334 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 Fax: 307-766-2510 E-mail: Please follow-up faxed or e-mailed applications with copy via mail.

EEO/AA ENVIRONMENT:  The University of Wyoming is the only accredited four-year institution of higher education in the state.  The University’s library collections total 1.5 million volumes.  Laramie, a city of 27,000 located 130 miles northwest of Denver, offers a reasonable cost of living and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a small community combined with the cultural and social activities associated with the University.  Laramie is located in an area of national forest, clean air, wide-open spaces and excellent summer and winter recreation sites.  Additional information about the Libraries and the University of Wyoming may be accessed through its Web site:


Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 17:36 UTC

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