Emerging Technology and Digital Projects Librarian

New York, NY
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Salary: $79,500-$99,500
Created: September 28, 2023



The Emerging Technology and Digital Projects (ETDP) Librarian will be a member of the Technology & Digital Initiatives team and report to the Associate Director for Technology & Digital Initiatives. The ETDP Librarian will work with the T&DI team to assess, plan, and implement digital projects and explore emerging technologies in academic libraries, law libraries and the legal field generally. The ETDP Librarian will lead and oversee initiatives focusing on digital accessibility, emerging technologies, and digital preservation. The person hired in this position will help to shape the library’s goal of building a sustainable future for technology within the library.


Duties & Responsibilities

● Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Technology Team, the candidate is expected to be able to:

o Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to support the migration to a new integrated library system.

o Participate in the law library’s mission to create documentation, and evaluate and update workflows within the T&DI department and library.

o Research and stay up to date on legal technologies and their implementation in law.

o Develop projects utilizing innovative technology that will assist law faculty and students.

o Create and present instructional sessions in the areas of legal technology and other digital technologies.

● Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Digital Initiatives Team, the candidate is expected to be able to:

o Participate in the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and technical support of the Library’s core digital initiatives.

o Develop and execute digital projects including, but not limited to, digital accessibility, digital preservation, and controlled digital lending.

o Investigate and assist in the writing of grant proposals.

o Support the ongoing development and maintenance of the library’s special collections, including a full inventory of the materials.

o Develop digitization policies, best practices, and workflows for future digital projects.

o Liaise with the Collection Services and Reference departments for digital projects, as needed.

o Assist in cataloging and metadata projects, as needed. 

● Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Technology Committee, the candidate is expected to be able to:

o Assess current library technologies and suggest changes.

o Liaise with other library departments to identify or develop projects requiring significant technology requirements.

o Troubleshoot problems that occur and assess feasible alternatives or solutions. 



This is a non-tenure track faculty (Continuing Contract Faculty/Assistant Librarian of Practice) position, and after an initial contract, is eligible for multi-year contracts. 


In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary for this position is $79,500-$99,500. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. Excellent benefits package. 

Diversity & Inclusion

The NYU Law Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and to bringing new voices into the field. We strongly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

● M.L.S. (or equivalent).

● 3-5 years of professional library experience, with law or academic library experience preferred. Experience obtained while a student will also be considered.

● High level of proficiency with library related information technology applications.

● Demonstrated ability to manage both small scale and large scale projects successfully.

● Experience or interest in the use of coding and/or technology to resolve problems and develop projects.

● Experience using integrated library systems, interlibrary loan software, discovery layers, and other related library software.

● Demonstrated ability to balance multiple duties and deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications & Experience

● Knowledge or interest in emerging technologies and/or legal technologies.

● Interest or experience in law.

● Experience working with rare materials and/or archives particularly with respect to digital collections.


Exceptional Qualifications & Experience

● J.D., LL.B, and/or LL.M.

● Expertise and hands-on experience with web applications and programming languages including one or more of the following is highly desirable: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, Python, PHP, Web Services, or API’s.


Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. 


Published: Friday, October 6, 2023 16:40 UTC

Last updated: Friday, October 6, 2023 16:40 UTC