Digital Initiatives Coordinator

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Created: January 12, 2013


As the shared center of intellectual inquiry at Wheaton College, the library’s mission is to build, preserve, and promote the use of physical and virtual academic resources; foster skilled and confident users of these resources; and promote community on the Wheaton campus.

Group Mission

The Resource Description & Digital Initiatives Group mission is to facilitate user discovery of and access to libraryresources. The group is active in these areas:
  • Cataloging & Metadata to efficiently create and facilitate the means by which users can discover and access library resources
  • Preservation to extend the life of library resources
  • Digital Initiatives to advance the discovery and use of library resources via digital innovations


In the context of teamwork and mutual support, the Digital Initiative Coordinator advances the above-stated missions as follows:
  • Proposes and implements digital innovations that advance faculty and students’ discovery and use of library resources, including the creation of digital collections
  • Proposes and implements digital innovations to support the library’s operations
  • In collaboration with others, maintains and enhances the library’s Web presence and other electronic services
  • Contributes actively to Group objectives and priorities
  • Contributes actively to library-wide mission, plans, and objectives
  • May lead and/or participate in cross-functional library teams
  • Trains and supervises one staff member and may employ student assistants

Characteristics & Qualifications
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and collegial relationships, excellent communication skills, and personal flexibility. Engages in outcomes-focused thinking. Desires to continually learn and grow. Displays a work ethic that is consonant with Col. 3:23 (“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”).
  • Undergraduate degree. Broad interests and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ability to provide leadership for the library’s digital innovations. Preferred: Work experience in academic library context.
  • Technical knowledge and experience required for the position (e.g., library and information standards, platforms, and products; metadata standards, including non-MARC schema).
  • Highly accurate with data and detail. Organizational and problem-solving skills.


Published: Saturday, January 12, 2013 21:53 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC