Digital Online Projects Librarian

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Created: March 23, 2013


Bay Path College's School of Professional and Adult studies (SPAS) seeks an innovative, collaborative, skilled, and energetic candidate to join the School's online development team as the digital information initiatives and implementation expert in a permanent, full time role. Under the direction of the Dean of Online and Adult Studies, the position provides administrative, analytic, research, and project management expertise for the development, procurement and implementation of digital information including but not limited to podcasts, journal articles, books, blogs, wikis, archived digitized images and other digital assets and services in support of the development of SPAS online courses and students. The position works directly with course development faculty to locate and procure these assets for the development teams, with teaching faculty and students in the use of those digital assets, and with the learning commons, web and social media public relations and marketing wings of the college to insure that they are aware and can easily access these assets. In addition, the position will create, and teach students and faculty, how to create metatag trees to tag learning resources available on the internet around specific course outcomes. Since the online course development are time-sensitive projects, this position will assist the teams in meeting their project management goals surrounding the creation of the online courses. Most importantly, this position will assist in the analysis of the use of online assets to improve the quality and speed of learning.

Meets often with multiple online course development teams
Provides administrative and project management support and expertise
Identifies, procures, and assists in the implementation of digital assets on the learning management system, canvas including but not limited to films, podcasts, journal articles, books, blogs, wikis, archived digitized images
Tags learning assets such as websites that are freely available on the internet to create trees that students can use to learn outcomes
Instruct faculty and student in creating these trees themselves
Identifies and implements strategies to analyze student usage of digital assets and "metataged learning trees"
Conduct and analyze data usage by students, evaluate the quality and quantity of digital assets and recommend improvement in support of the development of SPAS online courses.
Attend trainings as required.
Perform any other job related functions as assigned by the Dean of Online and Adult Studies

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent; at least 1 year of progressive experience working on digital team projects; broad knowledge and experience with digital libraries; demonstrated ability to create innovative library online programming; demonstrated broad knowledge of project management concepts, practices, standards, and processes; demonstrated ability to identify key issues critical to the success of a desired outcome and develop recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action; demonstrated ability to work independently, calmly, and effectively in situations under pressure; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively in a changing environment; communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work cooperatively with library staff, faculty, and students from culturally diverse backgrounds; experience with content management systems; knowledge of metadata standards; experience with software applications including HTML, CSS, and XML; excellent written communication skills demonstrating the ability to draft clear, concise documentation, reports, and specifications; proven facilitation and presentation skills; thorough knowledge and experience using the Microsoft Office suite of software to create documents, reports, and presentations.
Preferred: Understanding and experience conducting formal usability and learning usages studies; experience with or working understanding of computer programming and scripting languages such as Javascript, MySQL, and PHP and how they relate to digital collections.
Ability to travel as needed to BPC campus locations
Valid driver's license

If position includes regular travel to other locations, must successfully pass the online National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.

Must successfully pass CORI/SORI check as required for all employees who do work at the Burlington Mass Campus

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 19:30 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC