Digital Collections Librarian

Bloomington, Indiana, USA
0 other recent jobs
Salary: $60,000 - $75,000/year
Created: July 11, 2023


Indiana University Bloomington Library is hiring a Digital Collections Librarian with a particular focus on image-based digital collections and exhibitions. If you have questions, please reach out to Michelle Dalmau:  For more information and to apply for the position, visit:


The Digital Collections Librarian will coordinate the development, curation, implementation, and assessment of digital collections, focusing on archival and special collections through active partnerships across multiple library departments and with campus and IU-wide partners. They will contribute to strategies, policies, procedures, best practices, processes, and system requirements that support long-term discovery, access, reuse, management, and preservation of digital collections by cultivating partnerships around discovering collections of distinction. With collection managers, the Digital Collections Librarian will seek and evaluate potential collections for digitization or processing (in the case of born-digital content), emphasizing highlighting underrepresented and otherwise hidden collections. This position reports to the Head of Digital Collections Services in the Library Technologies division of the IU Libraries.

The successful candidate will join a robust local community of librarians, archivists, collection managers, and information technology professionals active in building community and digital collections through digitization and born-digital acquisitions and building and managing digital repository environments to support these collections. They will work closely with an engaged group of archivists and collection managers from across Indiana University in direct support of the Digital Collections service that consists of back-end support for the management of digital, special collections, including cataloging and description of text and image-based collections, and front-end support for end-user discovery of these collections. They will also support the creation of digital exhibitions via Spotlight and Omeka platforms. In addition, the Digital Collections Librarian will have the opportunity to liaise with library departments, research centers/museums/other archives on campus and directly with faculty and students to support digital scholarship projects. They will also engage with national and international initiatives supported by Indiana University and Indiana University Libraries, including the Samvera and IIIF communities.

The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards fulfilling our mission.


Published: Monday, July 17, 2023 23:23 UTC

Last updated: Monday, July 17, 2023 23:23 UTC