Coordinator for Digital Collection Services – Colorado State University Libraries – Fort Collins, CO

POSITION: The Colorado State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative, and dynamic Coordinator for Digital Collection Services to lead the development, management, and advancement of campus and cooperative digital collections and repository services. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Digital Library and ePublishing Services Division, the department includes five faculty and seven classified staff and is organized into the Digitization Unit, the Digital Repository Unit, and Data Management. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our faculty, students, and researchers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This individual works closely with staff in the Division, Archives and Special Collections, other Libraries units, and the campus to leverage the full range of expertise and resources in building, managing, and promoting the consortial digital repository service, Digital Collections of Colorado ( and its content. This position:
• Provides leadership, strategic and operational planning, and supervision of activities related to digital asset management, repository, data management, and preservation systems and services in an environment of anticipated change;
• Engages with the campus community on how to best support teaching, research, and scholarly activities utilizing the Libraries’ digital collections, data services, and digital repository;
• Collaborates with librarians, researchers, and campus partners to develop, deliver, and promote new services in response to rapidly expanding needs in data management;
• Works closely with the Coordinators and others involved in creating and managing unique digital content, including from Archives and Special Collections;
• Identifies grant opportunities and works collaboratively to create proposals to develop and support digital collections and services;
• Serves as a member of the Libraries Services Group of Assistant Deans and Coordinators;
• Serves on Libraries and university-wide committees, task forces, and initiatives as required.

• MLS from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or equivalent advanced degree;
• Minimum of five years of professional experience in digital initiatives, digital collections, or digital publishing in an academic research library;
• Minimum of two years of experience directly supervising staff;
• Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software (e.g., DSpace, Fedora Commons, Eprints, DigiTool, CONTENTdm, etc.);
• Experience planning and managing projects and project teams;
• Knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices;
• Familiarity with appropriate metadata schema/markup standards (including, but not limited to MARC21, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, RDA);
• Familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH);
• Knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship, including open access, scholarly publishing, and data sharing;
• Excellent written communication skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
• Strong analytical and decision-making skills;
• Ability to work well with a diverse employee and user community;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a rapidly evolving environment;
• Ability to meet tenure and promotion requirements.

• Experience managing the day-to-day work of technical staff in digital services;
• Demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories, scholarly communication, and data services;
• Experience with integrated library systems;
• Knowledge of the semantic web and linked data;
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in intellectual property, copyright, and fair use;
• Experience with quality assurance and quality control in the digital environment;
• Knowledge of current digital reformatting and digital conversion policies and trends, including issues related to application of metadata to digital objects;
• Experience creating, reviewing, editing and bulk loading of metadata or content for digital collections;
• Experience writing, managing, implementing, or contributing to grant proposals;
• Experience with consortial collaborations;
• Experience supervising or mentoring professional staff;
• Understanding of best practices in data management;
• Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

The Digital Collections of Colorado repository provides management, dissemination, and preservation services for research, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, students, and academic staff from several Colorado institutions of higher education. This rich resource of over 52,000 digital objects also hosts locally digitized collections of selected archival holdings to support teaching and research.


Faculty status and responsibilities. Twelve-month tenure-track appointment with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Insurance benefits are available for appointments of half-time or greater, and faculty and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty and administrative professionals earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation. Salary: $68,000-$78,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1879. Student enrollment is approximately 25,000 and the University employs 1,400 academic faculty, 1,900 administrative professionals, and 2,000 classified staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 135,000, situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and has a comprehensive online presence at

To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, plus current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three professional references to Beth Wetzel, Library Administration, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019, or by email to References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MST. The search may be extended if a suitable candidate is not identified. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history. Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services; its web presence is at