Digital Services Librarian

Stillwater, OK
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Salary: $55,000
Created: October 13, 2022


The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative, tenure-track faculty members with a passion for data and emerging technologies, who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with other faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

Responsibilities: As Assistant/Associate Professor, Digital Services Librarian, you will work on a variety of metadata and data-related projects. This includes but is not limited to creating descriptive metadata, crosswalks, and workflows for digital collections. Prepare and facilitate metadata for upload and/or harvesting into a variety of discovery systems. Assist in statistical reporting of annual library data. Serve as an active participant in the Library’s Carpentries program. Be able to meet university requirements in keeping with a tenure-track faculty position, including scholarly and creative activities, and service.

Required Qualifications: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or a master’s degree in a relevant field. One to two years of related professional experience. Experience creating, manipulating, migrating, and transforming metadata. Ability to assess new technology and data manipulation tools and use them to improve library services. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Effective time management skills.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with digital repository systems, digital asset management systems, and/or related systems. Experience with online catalogs, discovery layers, and cataloging tools. Experience working with controlled vocabularies and identity management. Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF. Experience working with archival and/or born-digital collections. Experience supervising student employees.

Candidates are encouraged to view Dean Sheila Johnson’s expectations for Library leaders: New or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply.

The salary is a minimum $55,000 annually for an 11-month appointment with a generous holiday schedule, health care plans, and retirement options.  As a new library faculty member, you will receive start-up funding for research and/or professional travel and have access to the Library’s grant writer and development team as well as a full communication team.   

Deadline: Application review begins November 15, 2022, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at Along with the listed qualifications, please indicate in your cover letter any other professional experiences, certifications, or accomplishments that you would bring to this position. Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation to faculty and staff.  The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check.

Oklahoma State University is committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion and has received over numerous awards for their efforts and progress in this area. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for open positions.

Onsite presence will be required for this position.

OSU is an AA/EEO/E-Verify Employer.  Hiring contingent upon available funding.


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Published: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:10 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:10 UTC