[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Digital Initiatives Librarian at Portland State University Library
keecha at pdx.edu
Thu Feb 10 13:51:30 PST 2011
Portland State University Library
Position Description – January 27, 2011
Digital Initiatives Librarian
The Digital Initiatives Librarian will provide leadership, project
management, and work in the creation, development, and production
services associated with the Library’s digital collections and related
projects. This innovative, energetic individual will work
collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement policies,
procedures, workflows, and metadata standards for the Library’s digital
collections program; manage assigned digitization projects; and
participate in the overall management of digital collections. This
position reports to the Associate University Librarian, and is a
full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant
Professor. The incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively to
build partnerships within the Library and the campus; engage in
scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the
community, and the profession.
• Lead, manage, and participate in projects related to the Library’s
digital collections and preservation program in collaboration with
stakeholders, establishing policies and best practices for the long-term
protection of and access to digital objects.
• Lead, manage, and participate in the planning and implementation of
digitization projects in a variety of formats. This includes keeping up
to date with national metadata standards and schemas, and being
responsible for interpreting and adapting those for local purposes.
• Provide plans for digital projects, monitor the timely progress of
ongoing projects, and create documentation for project-related activities.
• Lead and participate in content recruitment activities, acting as a
liaison for digitization and metadata projects with other teams within
the library and/or other campus groups.
• Assist with training and technical advice to library staff regarding
digitization standards and metadata assignment.
• Evaluate, analyze, and implement systems-related aspects related to
digitization, digital preservation, and metadata operations.
• Participate in the collaborative development of metadata/cataloging
tools, and discovery and presentation tools and applications.
• Participate in digital library-related initiatives and projects with
Oregon University System institutions, the Orbis Cascade Alliance, and
other groups, as assigned.
• Participate in marketing and outreach efforts by contributing content
to the Library’s Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications.
• Adhere to University and Library policies and procedures, including
Portland State University’s Professional Standards of Conduct
• Participate in the establishment of short- and long-range goals,
objectives, and priorities, aligned with those of the Library and the
• Participate in promoting and providing visibility for a positive,
responsive image of the Library and its services to the University
community and the community at large.
• Communicate openly and professionally with staff, colleagues, and with
• Maintain current expertise through participation in workshops,
classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued
awareness of the scholarly literature.
• Pursue active publication and research agenda.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information
• Demonstrated project management experience in a highly collaborative
• Minimum of two years of professional experience in digital
initiatives, digital collections or metadata services in an academic
• Demonstrated technical experience with current digital collection
technologies, standards, platforms, and products.
• Knowledge of the standards and technological framework for digital
• Working knowledge of metadata standards, including non-MARC schema
such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, TEI, VRA.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging
standards, including MARC, controlled vocabularies, RDA, FRBR, etc.
• Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with
excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Commitment to professional development and service.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Technology skills and experience appropriate for the position.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues,
faculty, and students.
• Ability to successfully complete a background check.
• Substantial experience in collaboratively managing multiple and
• Familiarity with DSpace or other content management software, and
knowledge of Institutional Repositories management, including policy
matters, intellectual property issues, and strategies for recruiting
• Thorough knowledge of OCLC bibliographic utilities, and experience
with cataloging in an Integrated Library System, preferably in the
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium system.
Located in one of the most livable cities in the United States, Portland
State University is a nationally recognized leader in community-based
learning, and is located on the tree-lined blocks of downtown Portland.
The University offers its 28,000 students more than 100 undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral degrees.
Salary and Benefits:
Compensation and rank are commensurate with experience. The salary range
begins at a minimum of $61,320, and includes an excellent benefits
package including fully paid health care, reduced tuition rates, and a
generous retirement and vacation package.
Review of applicants will begin October 17, 2010, and will remain open
until finalists are identified.
Send cover letter; resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search Coordinator,
keecha at pdx.edu. Transcripts and background checks will be required for
finalists. In cover letter, address how your knowledge and experiences
meet qualifications. Electronic application materials are strongly
preferred (Word or .pdf documents). However, materials may be mailed to:
Portland State University Library – LIBW
Post Office Box 1151
c/o Anne Keech, Search Coordinator
Portland, OR 97207-1151
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and
candidates who support diversity
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