Archives and Manuscripts Coordinator – University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, energetic and innovative individual to develop, document and implement workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of manuscripts in order to increase the value of these materials to research, teaching, and learning. The Archives and Manuscripts Coordinator serves as the supervisor of the Manuscripts Processing Unit, reporting to the Head of Cataloging, Archival Processing and Digitization Services.

The Coordinator oversees KU Libraries’ Manuscripts Processing Unit, supervising 2 full-time staff and a varying number of student assistants. The primary responsibility of this position is to work with unit staff and members of the Distinctive Collections division to analyze current manuscript processing workflows, establish processing priorities and develop, document and implement policies and procedures based on a combination of best practices in the field, unique needs of KU Libraries and minimal processing techniques (MPLP).

This position is a 3-year, limited-term, Unclassified Academic Staff appointment.

Position will be filled as an Assistant Specialist (12-month, Unclassified Academic Staff); however, candidates at higher ranks may, in some cases, be considered. See Faculty Handbook on the following KU website for the criteria: https://documents.ku.edu/policies/provost/FacultyandUnclassifiedStaffHandbook.pdf

Rank considerations are based on professional performance, research, and service experience sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Specialist, Associate Specialist, or Senior Specialist. See Discipline Expectations for additional details: https://lib.drupal.ku.edu/sites/lib.drupal.ku.edu/files/docs/LFPA/lcpt/discexpjuly14.pdf

The University of Kansas Libraries is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/

The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description

Professional Responsibilities (90%)

  • Works to establish processing priorities, specificity, and appropriate levels of processing for groups of materials in collaboration with appropriate KU Libraries staff and supervisor.
  • Develops workflows and procedures for accessioning, processing, and managing collections in a variety of formats in accordance with accepted archival standards, the unique needs of KU Libraries and minimal processing techniques (MPLP).
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of the manuscript processing staff and student assistants.
  • Processes and catalogs new manuscript collections and additions. This includes the creation and/or editing of finding aids using ArchivesSpace and the review and publishing of completed finding aids to KU’s eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) platform.
  • Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment.
  • Follows national standards for archival description, e.g. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

Service and Professional Development (10%)

  • Reads professional literature and adapts innovative approaches to library services, as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate.
  • Participates on library committees, working groups and task forces, as assigned or appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree by date of appointment.
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by the application materials and through the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Minimum of one year of experience processing, arranging, and describing archival and manuscript materials, preferably in an academic research institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices that govern the arrangement and description of primary source materials.
  • Demonstrated experience using minimal processing (MPLP) techniques.
  • Experience developing processing plans and creating EAD finding aids.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, to set priorities, to meet quality and productivity expectations, and to achieve unit goals
  • Experience in providing staff training and in documenting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of archive management software (ArchivesSpace, Archon, Archivist’s Toolkit, or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with preservation and conservation standards and procedures for manuscript/archival materials.
  • Strong knowledge of American or modern European history or literature, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees, training or experience.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents.
  • Working knowledge of one or more western European languages.

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information (including emails) for 3 references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.

Application deadline is extended to 1 January, 2015.

https://employment.ku.edu/academic/2061BR

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Director of Development, Major Gifts – Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

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Reporting directly to the Dean of LSU Libraries, the Director of Development-Major Gifts, will conduct development-oriented strategic planning and case development as they relate to major gift giving, and will serve as a liaison to the LSU Foundation, student and alumni groups, and other directors of development. The director will be in charge of prospect development, and will create and manage the Libraries’ Advisory Board, and manage its Friends group. The director will also direct events and management of development-oriented library events and direct the creation and execution of marketing strategies.

Position Responsibilities:

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT (30%) – Conducts development-oriented strategic planning and case development as they relate to major gift giving. Serves as a liaison to the LSU Foundation, student and alumni groups, and other directors of development.

PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT (20%) – Contacts appropriate individuals, and develops plans of engagement for top prospects. Develops a portfolio of major gift prospects and ensures the dean is engaged with high-level donors, prospect donors, corporate leaders, and volunteers.

ADVISORY BOARD/FRIENDS (20%) – Creates and manages the Libraries’ Advisory Board, and manages its Friends group.

EVENT/MARKETING MANAGEMENT (20%) – Directs the planning and management of development-oriented library events. Directs the creation and execution of marketing strategies.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED (10%)

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; at least seven years’ experience of major gift work or nonprofit fundraising.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; a record of soliciting and securing major gifts; familiarity with electronic university advancement databases; experience working with an advisory board and volunteers; experience in a university setting.

Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel, and flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Individuals who wish to apply for this opportunity are asked to submit their applications on the LSU Careers website: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58541 , position number 038256. The application deadline is December 11, 2014 or until the position is filled. Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references with online application materials. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

Librarian I – Marin County Free Library – San Rafael, CA

YOU’RE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) are announcing a recruitment for the position of Librarian I.

CURRENT VACANCY: There are currently two (2) part time Librarian I vacancies. One is a 26 hour per pay period Teen Librarian position at the Civic Center branch in San Rafael and the other is a 40 hour per pay period Adult Reference Librarian position at the Corte Madera branch. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any future Librarian I vacancies that may occur while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six months. For future opportunities, please indicate your interest in part time, full time and/or extra hire employment on your application.

MARIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY: With a mission to engage the community, provide innovative library services and foster lifelong learning, the MCFL serves the unincorporated areas of Marin County, as well as the cities and towns of Novato, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Marin City, and Ross. Along with a dedicated share of a stable local property tax, the MCFL enjoys broad community support as shown by the passage of a supplemental parcel tax by more than 74%. Through the activities of the County’s ten-branch library system, the MCFL offers an expansive collection; digital content; public access computers; free Wi-Fi; AV and print resources; special programming for children, teens and seniors; literacy programs serving both families and individuals; and study space for students of all ages.

THE POSITION(S): The Teen Services Librarian reports to the Librarian II and is responsible for maintaining the teen collection, programming and outreach services for young adults aged 12 to 18 years of age. This position is based in San Rafael at the Civic Center branch located on the 4th floor of the Marin County Civic Center, an historic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Adult Reference Librarian at the Corte Madera branch reports to the Librarian II, Adult Services, and provides professional library services such as reference, research assistance and instruction, including information literacy, reader’s advisory, outreach to the community about library services, support for branch programming, and materials management to meet the general information needs of the public. The Corte Madera branch is a busy and dynamic branch with a very loyal patron base, serving residents from communities throughout central Marin County.
These positions provide the opportunity to seek innovative ways to connect with patrons to enhance their experiences in the library.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE(S): The ideal candidate for the Teen Librarian position is passionate about providing excellent library services to young adults (typically 12 to 18) with an emphasis on programming, outreach and reader’s advisory. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, collaborate with colleagues and community partners, and demonstrate the ability to work in a single-point-of-service environment. Public library experience; experience working with young adults from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; knowledge of social media platforms; knowledge of current teen and library trends and young adult literature are highly desirable.
The ideal candidate for the Adult Reference Librarian position is an energetic and creative self-starter, has a positive outlook, is flexible and open to change, is conversant with technology and enjoys working collaboratively to meet the information needs of the public with an excellent level of customer service. He/she is dedicated to fostering discovery and growth through the library, connecting people with books and ideas using displays, reader’s advisory, creating experiences that educate and illuminate, and communicating through the library’s web site and social media. The Corte Madera branch will be operating a single-point-of-service model and the ideal candidate strives to support and build successful relationships with their colleagues at all levels and thrives working in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to an American Library Association approved Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services or similar curriculum. Course work in the area of service specialization is desirable.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.

ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and at any branch as assigned.
ONLINE APPLICATION: You may apply online at: http://www.marincounty.org/Jobs.

Assistant Director, Public Services – Sacramento Public Library – Sacramento, CA

To apply go to www.CalOpps.org and follow the Special Instructions.

Application Deadline:  4pm on Friday, December 19, 2014

The Sacramento Public Library is seeking an energetic, strategic and tactical thinker to serve as Assistant Director — Public Services. This individual will collaborate with other managers and staff to shape and implement the goals of the Library and engage the community. The Assistant Director – Public Services will participate extensively in system-wide initiatives, represent the Library to the public, and lead efforts to create excellent and engaging experiences through the design and delivery of outstanding public services.

Sacramento Public Library fosters a culture of innovation that focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, you may be just the person for this position!

The Assistant Director of Public Services reports to the Library Director, but will work closely with the Deputy Library Director and the Assistant Director for Infrastructure in providing vision and leadership. This individual will oversee, guide and direct managers who are responsible for the development and delivery of system-wide programs and services in the areas of youth and literacy services, branch services, outreach, programming and the Central Library, as well as serving an essential role in developing the Library’s new strategic plan. The Assistant Director of Public Services will also oversee, guide and direct staff on standards of public service, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of system-wide programs, services and events.

Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving 1.4 million residents in Sacramento County, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15-member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction’s population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has nearly 300 staff members, a collection of 2 million volumes and an annual budget of $36 million. More than 700,000 residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually. The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.

EXPERIENCE

Seven years (7) experience as a librarian is required. Five (5) years in a supervisor/manager capacity is required. Experience in library public service is required and management experience in an urban public library is preferred.

EDUCATION

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited college or university is required.

Salary Range: $85,170 – $132,159/annually

Salary placement based upon qualifications and experience.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Library Technician – Shreve Memorial Library – Shreveport, LA

Library Technician, Circulation Department, Hamilton/South Caddo Resource Center
Part-Time position, 20 hours/week, non-exempt
Vacancy: 14-H/SC-4

SUMMARY: Under periodic supervision, is responsible for a variety of tasks involving public service and/or other various technical processes; performs related and other work as required.

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. One year of full-time, paid customer service experience involving frequent interactions with the public or equivalent part-time experience where 2 years part-time experience = 1 year full-time experience.
3. Preference is given to those with prior library experience.
4. Successful completion of college coursework is highly desirable.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Good knowledge of:
computers and various software (Word, email, Internet, data entry).
Ability to:
1. learn Dewey Decimal system;
2. use automated library system, and electronic and printed materials, resources and databases;
3. learn and follow library principles, policies and procedures;
4. understand and follow written and oral instructions;
5. use resourcefulness, tact, courtesy, and respect in dealing professionally with library patrons, employees, and vendors;
6. make decisions based on established policies and practices;
7. create and maintain courteous, pleasant impressions of the library;
8. establish good patron and staff rapport;
9. deal with multiple and extra unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, twist, talk, hear, and use hands to reach for, finger, grasp, handle, feel and/or operate objects, tools, or controls. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee is occasionally to frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, crouch, squat, kneel, and crawl. The employee must occasionally to frequently lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds, frequently to constantly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds. Employee must frequently to constantly push and/or pull loaded book carts and/or boxes of materials weighing up to 75 pounds.

GENERAL DUTIES
Primary assignment in Circulation, but may work in other departments as needed.
Circulation: Charges, discharges, and renews library materials; answers telephone; registers new borrowers, updates registration records, pulls and processes materials; takes interlibrary loan requests.
Finances: Assesses and collects fines for overdue materials and payment for lost materials from patrons; makes change for patrons; collects payment for printing and faxing.
Shelving: Empties book drop; assists with filing and sorting; shelves materials; straightens materials on shelves; reads shelves for proper order; searches for lost materials; requires ability to bend, stoop and push heavy book trucks.
Information Services: Performs reference/readers’ advisory services to patrons; refers adults and children to the proper department when needed; assists patrons in the selection of materials and the use of other library equipment and services; places holds for patrons; assists patrons in the use of technology; may assist with teaching public computer classes; assists with displays as needed; may open and/or close the building.
Professional Development: Attends staff meetings; meets monthly with supervisor for work plan meeting; attends other meetings as necessary.
Other duties as required.

PRESENT SCHEDULE [subject to change without notice]:
FALL/WINTER/SPRINGS HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Will work some Sundays on a rotational basis.

SUMMER HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Will work some Sundays on a rotational basis.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
December 1, 2014

STARTING DATE
Two (2) weeks after selection

SALARY
$10.87/hour + benefits

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Our facilities are non-smoking.

Head, Mathematics Research Library – University of Washington – Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES:
Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

THE MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LIBRARY
The Mathematics Research Library is one of eight branch libraries on the Seattle campus. The Mathematics Research Library provides virtual and on-site research support and access to materials in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistics. The Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research Library reports to the Acting Head, Branch Libraries and is a member of the Branch Libraries’ management team.

THE POSITION
The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing excellent reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for the departments of Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics. As Head, Mathematics Research Library this position is also responsible for the overall management of the library, its programs and services, for building the collections and for supervising the staff.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
* Serves as librarian for Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, and is responsible for outreach to students and faculty in these areas, ensuring that they are provided with high quality collection development, reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries’ Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.

* Provides leadership and direction for the Mathematics Research Library. Establishes policies, programs and services within the context of the University of Washington Libraries’ current priorities, objectives, and user needs. Develops long-range and short-term plans to implement programs and services.

* Participates in the University Libraries virtual reference service.

* Participates in the University Libraries’ Science Teaching Community.

* Develops and maintains LibGuide class and research guides and other materials for Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.

* Supervises Library Technician Lead and is responsible for smooth operation of the Mathematics Research Library. Contributes to and supports operational success in the unit.

* Has primary responsibility for creation and maintenance of the Mathematics Research Library web pages.

* Using the Libraries’ Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines, communicates effectively and positively with coworkers, supervisors and supervisees.

* Contributes to the development of Libraries policies, programs and services and to the achievement of Libraries objectives.

* Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
* Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
* Minimum of one year of experience working in public services in an academic library.
* Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
* Collection development and management experience in an academic library.
* Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
* Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
* Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
* Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:
* Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Astronomy.

SALARY
$48,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK
Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS
Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:
* Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Academic Human Resources Librarian)
* Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
* List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
* Please use “Librarian Application” in the subject heading.
* Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than January 30, 2015.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu
The Mathematics Research Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/math

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.
For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

Digital Preservation Librarian – Indiana University – Bloomington, IN

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.

The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Preservation, University Archives, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communication, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will:

·         Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format

·         Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials that the library acquires

·         Advise both library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation

·         Participate in the development of services to support curation and preservation of research data

·         Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for time-based media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative

·         Develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Hydra.

·         Serve as liaison to the Indiana University (IU) community for digital preservation projects and initiatives related to digital collections and data

·         Contribute to the IU Libraries’ participation in consortial efforts such as Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust)

·         Represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

·         ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered

·         Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices

·         Knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363

·         Familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts

·         Experience with digital repository technologies such as Hydra, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS

·         Experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57

·         An understanding of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format

·         Knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments

·         Experience with multiple computer platforms including Linux, Windows, and/or MacOS X

·         Good organization skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work

·         Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment

·         Creative, energetic, and collaborative work style

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries

Preferred:

·         Professional work experience in the field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories

·         Hands-on experience in use of a digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment

·         Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML; style sheets such as CSS and XSL; and other XML-related technologies

·         Familiarity with large-scale storage systems such as HPSS and GPFS

·         Knowledge of and experience with traditional and agile project management methodologies

·         Success in acquiring and developing grant funded projects

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

·         Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

·         Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

·         Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, January 9, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: libpers@indiana.edu.
For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu.

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.