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Job TitleDigital Initiatives Librarian
LocationSan Diego, CA, US
Organization NameCopley Library
Department Description
Brief Description

The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seek a Digital Initiatives Librarian, a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. This person plays a key role in making the University of San Diego’s scholarship and unique collections accessible to the world.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in planning USD’s distinguished Digital Initiatives Symposium and participating in campus digital humanities efforts. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will expand and sustain the institutional repository and will support the Library’s digital projects and scholarly communication initiatives. Experience with digitization and preservation efforts and understanding of emerging trends in these areas, as well as knowledge of digital scholarship tools and methodologies, are essential.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library and working under the direction of the Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital projects and developing and managing the University’s institutional repository. He/She plans services and standards for digital and repository projects and prepares related workflow documentation and procedures.

 

The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository.  The Digital Initiatives Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary journals, scientific datasets, born-digital documents, and other similar content. He/She develops and documents digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices.  As the Library’s rights management specialist, the Digital Initiatives Librarian works closely with the library faculty and teaching faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property, open access, and copyright of scholarly output at the University.  He/She is responsible for devising and implementing outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus. In addition, he/she serves as the liaison with bepress for both the university library and the law school library.

 

The Digital Initiatives Librarian must possess the ability to work independently and as a team member to develop the institutional repository and to solve problems. He/She must be capable of managing projects while effectively balancing competing priorities and deadlines. He she must have the ability to meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria by demonstrating evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities.

 

Major duties include:

           Develop, manage, promote and assess the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program

           Provide long-term policies and practices for the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program

           Support sustainable scholarly communication at the University of San Diego

 

           Devise, implement, and lead outreach activities with emphasis on promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus

·                Serve as the liaison with bepress for both the university library and the law school library

           Collaborates with the liaison librarian for the digital humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Digital Humanities Center

·                Manage and train student assistants and other personnel

Job Requirements

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

 

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

 

           ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree

           Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software 

           Experience in developing and implementing technology projects

           Experience with developing and documenting digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices

           Experience with creating and maintaining workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository

           Considerable experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital projects.

·               Working knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management

           Create and maintain workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository

           Stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices

           Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and on teams in the library

           Ability to meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria by demonstrating evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities

 

Preferred

           Experience in an academic setting managing digital content in a bepress repository system

           Three years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives, museum or other relevant experience

           Proficiency in metadata principles and practices such as those found in Dublin Core and other emerging metadata schemes for digital project.

           Experience with coding in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript

           Supervisory experience

           Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models

 

 

Additional Details

USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Librarians in Copley Library have faculty appointments and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, service, and otherwise meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria.

Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin immediately, and continues until the position is filled.  The planned start date is August 15, 2016.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

 

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree

 

 

 

How To Apply

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          Please upload the following documents (please do not send any additional materials).  If you have difficulty uploading any documents, please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-4594 or (619) 260-6806 and reference job posting IRC20594.

a) Letter of application

b) Resume

c) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references.

 

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library, (619) 260-2370,

tsbyrd@sandiego.edu.

 

 

 

 

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