Job Posting Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Created: April 11, 2011


The College of Wooster Libraries are seeking outstanding applicants for an Emerging Technologies Librarian. This newly created position is part of a team developing rich online collections, evaluating emerging information technologies, and assisting our campus community in the creation, sharing, and preservation of digital scholarship.

The Emerging Technologies Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that further the Libraries’ mission. Ideal candidates will enjoy working with technology, but also have a passion for teaching users and training library colleagues in more advanced applications and web-based resources. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Services Department, this librarian will also serve as a resource for the campus community on scholarly communications issues, from author rights to open access, e-publishing options, and copyright. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participate in reference services, the instruction program, and outreach efforts. Andrews Library will be undergoing a renovation this summer to create a center for undergraduate research that complements and enhances The College of Wooster’s highly regarded Independent Study program; the Emerging Technologies Librarian will play a key role in helping the Libraries develop the services and resources to best support this center.

Additional Responsibilities

- Identify and apply appropriate design principles, protocols, standards, and emerging technologies to the Libraries’ various digital initiatives - Lead efforts to capture, organize, access and archive the College’s digital scholarship - Coordinate library efforts in collaboration with IT and external technology partners (e.g. OhioLINK or The Five Colleges of Ohio) - Encourage and facilitate application of technologies to enhance services to users, the Libraries’ online presence, and staff workflows and efficiencies - Supervise the Digital Scholarship and Services Associate


- MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent - Knowledge of and interest in the protocols and tools used to create and organize data in library systems: e.g. metadata schema, institutional repository platforms, OAI, and digitization processes - Well versed in scholarly communication issues - Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills - Enthusiasm for exploring new technologies coupled with an ability to identify and implement practical library and e-research applications - Demonstrated initiative and creativity - Strong project management and analytical skills


- Familiarity with graphic design principles - Experience with CONTENTdm and DSpace - Knowledge of intellectual property issues - Experience working in an academic library - Knowledge of XML, CSS, and other web standards

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