[Libs-Or] Position Announcement: Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Portland State University
keecha at pdx.edu
Fri Mar 18 15:08:10 PDT 2011
Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Portland State University Library
March 3, 2011
Position Number: D99281
The Digital Initiatives Coordinator will provide leadership, project
management, and work in the creation, development, and production of
digital content associated with the Library’s 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, unclassified, and unranked position. The incumbent
will be expected to work collaboratively to build partnerships within
the Library and the campus.
- 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 assist in the implementation of systems 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.
- Represent the Library at local, regional, and national meetings,
conferences and symposia, as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- B.A. or B.S., preferably in a related field.
- 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.
- Understanding of copyright issues related to digital collections.
- 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.
- 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.
- Master’s degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information
Science program and/or an advanced degree in a relevant field.
- 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.
- Supervisory experience.
This position requires sitting for long periods of time, operating
scanning and copying equipment, and moving around campus to multiple
meeting sites. Daily contact with dust and other possible allergens is
Salary and Benefits
Compensation is commensurate with experience. The salary range is
$40,632 – $66,732, and includes an excellent benefits package including
fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and
reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the
Oregon University System schools.
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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