Digital Program and Data Management Librarian

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Created: March 26, 2013


The William Madison Randall Library at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for the Digital Program and Data Management Librarian position. UNCW is a member institution of the University of North Carolina, a multi-campus university composed of all 17 of North Carolina's public institutions. UNCW is nationally recognized for its marine sciences teaching and research programs, and for its strengths in arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing.  The University is situated on a beautiful arboretum campus located in an historic port city within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean and currently enrolls approximately 13,000 students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Digital program development, data management, training and development, and general library faculty responsibilities constitute the core portfolio.

Digital program development: Articulates the vision and develops the supporting roadmap for the Library’s digital program. Facilitates the development of the Library’s overall web-based and digital services programs. Serves as a lead on digital preservation and digital collection projects. Serves as a lead on institutional repository development, including supporting workflow for ingesting items for our IR. Develops a strategy for collecting and providing access to born-digital UNCW documents. Serves as an expert and contact for Library needs for digital archiving (i.e., storing originals of digital content). Serves as a lead and supports projects that collect or highlight UNCW research in digital formats, such as an Undergraduate Research digital collection. Incorporates appropriate design principles, information architectures, coding standards, and emerging technologies into the Library’s various open source web-based systems and projects. Contributes to processes that deliver Library content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms, such as: APIs and RESTful web services, search engine optimization, mobile application development, OAI harvesters, and integration with campus learning management systems and social sites. Maintains knowledge of digital library trends, investigates their application in academic libraries, and helps to develop new web-based and digital services.

Data Management: Articulates data and informatics issues, encourages conceptual dialogue regarding data and informatics efforts, and advocates for responsible but open access to data. Develops a strategy for how the Library can support the data management needs of UNCW faculty, working with Public Services librarians and UNCW units to identify needs and market our services. Develops and supports the technical infrastructure for the identified data management solution. Networks with campus data managers supporting research programs, and works to understand their perspectives, practices and culture. Cultivates partnerships with library and non-library organizations sharing a common interest in data stewardship of a particular area of research. Keeps abreast of trends and developments in the area of data science and data curation, and in the area of data consultancy and referral services. Keeps abreast of technologies and systems of data publishing that allow for re-use of data. Acts as lead worker for specific projects and working groups as needed.
Training and Development: Trains and works directly with Library staff to help make them more effective content contributors.

General Library faculty responsibilities: As a member of the Library’s Systems team, s/he serves on Library and University committees and engages in research assistance, including weekday evening and weekend shifts at the Learning Commons Help Desk, providing individual research assistance in person, by phone, email and chat. This librarian also contributes to planning, implementing and assessing services; and produces creative and scholarly contributions to librarianship.  Reports to the Associate Director Library Information Technology and Systems.                          
REQUIREMENTS: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated proficiency with HTML/XHTML/CSS and current trends in web development. Demonstrated skill with PHP and MySQL (or equivalent technologies) and relational databases to create dynamic web applications. Demonstrated experience developing user-centered digital projects. Demonstrated commitment to transformative approaches to the management of digital projects. Demonstrated appreciation of the data challenge (roles and actions for academic libraries).Experience applying or advising on digital preservation and storage best practices. Experience with digital library, institutional repository and/or content management software such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, Drupal, Archon, Archivists' Toolkit. Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata applications. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills and strong service orientation. Knowledge of library policies and statement of mission, goals, and objectives. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with labor market for this position.  Eleven-month contract (August – June) with faculty status (lecturer, non-tenure track).  Generous benefits package, including 22 days of vacation.  To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at (910) 962-3196 or  Priority review of applications will begin May 1, 2013. Position start date is negotiable.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.  Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to offers of employment.  For information about UNCW see; for information about Randall Library see; and for information about The University of North Carolina see

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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