DLF http://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:16:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Digital Production Services Programmer (IT Expert), University of Florida http://www.diglib.org/archives/9245/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9245/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:08:06 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9245 The George A. Smathers Libraries Information Technology Department at the University of Florida seeks a creative and service-oriented Digital Production Services Programmer (IT Expert). The Digital Production Services Programmer Designs, implementation and maintenance of web and database systems which effectively delivers digital resources, tracks resource usage during digitization, and facilitates the compilation of analytical data in support of the Digital Production Services department. The underlying programming, scripting, query, and markup languages involved may include, but are not limited to C#, Microsoft SQL (T-SQL), PHP, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS, with initial emphasis on C# and Microsoft SQL. Coding projects should be accurate, effective, efficient, secure, completed by designated timelines and be sufficiently documented so that a fellow team-member familiar with the specific programming language can determine program flow and make modifications based upon the associated documentation. Employ secure coding practices. Code to be used in a production environment is subject to the approval of the appropriate governing IT Security entity.

The Libraries’ Information Technology Department serves as the focal point for planning, managing and coordinating computer based information resources that support library operations. The Libraries’ Information Technology department manages servers that support 400 workstations used by 270 staff with over 6 million on-site and virtual visitors a year to the Libraries.

As a member of the Software Development unit, the Digital Production Services Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for Digital Production Services Department and develops both web and desktop software applications. This includes software to assist in internal business operations and assist patrons to make full use of library resources. The IT Expert gathers requirements, develops applications, and provides support for digital services and applications.

Apply by August 15, 2015. Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at  http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/492898/digital-production-services-programmer-it-exper. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies, Brown University http://www.diglib.org/archives/9243/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9243/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:40:30 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9243 Brown University Library seeks a dynamic, visionary leader for the role of Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies. This position provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development, delivery, and integration of new and existing systems, technology services, and digital initiatives across the libraries. S/he supervises department heads for the following groups:  Digital Scholarship Services (which includes oversight of spaces); Digital Preservation; Web Services; Integrated Technology Services; and Repository Services.  S/he also manages the Center for Digital Scholarship in close collaboration with the Associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services. In addition, the incumbent will identify and oversee the implementation of new roles and technologies that improve, enhance, and extend Library services based on emerging needs of the campus community.

S/he serves as the Library’s chief liaison with the University’s Office of Computing and Information Services and related technology units on campus. S/he will actively seek partnerships with other Library departments and organizations external to the Library, solicit input from and manage collaborations with a broad spectrum of partners, and ensure that the Library’s digital services support a wide array of user needs within the teaching, learning and research mission of the University. This includes developing strategies to assess the effectiveness of digital services, spaces, and operations, and advising and coordinating with Library leaders on technology needs. The incumbent will stay abreast of emerging developments, issues, and trends in the use of digital technologies in higher education, and will contribute to and be active in local, consortial, regional, and national projects and developments.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Digital Technologies is a member of the senior administrative team and will play a lead role in Library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the Library’s strategic directions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A graduate degree is preferred, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, or an MS/MA or PhD in a relevant subject.
  • The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in information technology in an academic library with substantial technical knowledge of systems and digital technologies including significant experience in developing and managing technical projects.
  • S/he will have demonstrated or meaningful prior experience in some or all of the following: digital repository development (Fedora), digital libraries, data curation, and digital scholarship.
  • The most attractive candidates will have an excellent grasp of advanced information technologies and their applications, detailed knowledge of project management, and a demonstrated ability to estimate the scope of a project and bring it to completion on time and within budget.
  • The successful incumbent will have a flexible approach to problem-solving and the ability to catalyze change, and also will have a record of fostering strong collaborative partnerships within and across an academic library and research university.
  • S/he will demonstrate a record of excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills along with strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with obtaining grant funding and managing grant-funded projects is preferred.

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ118436.  Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Senior Library Applications Developer, Brown University http://www.diglib.org/archives/9239/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9239/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:37:28 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9239 The Senior Library Applications Developer provides leadership for developers throughout Digital Technologies in establishing best practices for software development and serves as part of the Digital Technologies project management team to regularly plan and coordinate work, and to regularly review and revise project management practices.  S/He serves as lead developer on high impact projects and is currently responsible for the planning and implementation of the Library’s combined Discovery service (Blacklight/Summon), including the integration of data from external data sources (ILS, Brown Digital Repository, HathiTrust, VIVO). S/he is also responsible for the applications that drive the VIVO service. Additionally, s/he provides expertise and software development for new initiatives, contributes to other Library software development projects as needed, and seeks out opportunities to apply existing technologies for the improvement of Library services.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with Python, Ruby, or Java programming languages
  • Experience of three or more years in the developing and implementing complex web applications using MVC frameworks such as Django or Rails
  • Demonstrated experience with search/indexing technology (e.g., Apache Solr).
  • Experience working with the RDF data model, semantic web design principles, and related standards
  • Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to and planning technical projects; experience with team collaboration tools and version control systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet deadlines; strong service-orientation. Ability to adapt emerging technologies to new domains
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in information science, library science, computer science or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of library policies and practice, metadata standards and the scholarly communication framework
  • Demonstrated success participating in and contributing to open source software development projects
  • Demonstrated experience with library applications, technology, and standards, including experience participating in relevant library open source efforts

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ118445.  Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Information Designer for Digital Scholarly Publications, Brown University Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9236/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9236/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:32:51 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9236 The Information Designer provides design expertise to support the development of innovative digital scholarship. As a member of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Information Designer works with a team of technical staff and scholars to conceive and develop digital publications in the humanities and social sciences. The incumbent identifies and implements approaches to visual expression that offer clear, persuasive, and thematically-coherent experiences for an academic audience. S/he works to conceive, prototype, test, and implement visually compelling designs for digital publications that pay particular attention to reader experience, effective integration of media and data, and the communication of the scholars’ ideas. The Information Designer maintains current awareness of relevant technologies, and applies that knowledge as part of a team. This is a grant-supported position with funding until the end of 2019.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience in web or digital publication design
  • Strong knowledge of visual design and data representation principles
  • Knowledge of web standards, data formats and accessibility
  • Expert knowledge of front-end technologies; HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite and/or common multimedia editing software
  • Knowledge of wireframing software such as Axure or Balsamiq desirable
  • Working knowledge of relevant JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as D3 and Angular
  • Familiarity with academic projects or other scholarly communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in an agile project management environment

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ116484. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Technology Services Coordinator, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) http://www.diglib.org/archives/9233/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9233/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:45:35 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9233 The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Technology Services Coordinator.

The Technology Services Coordinator will support Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY), an online collection hosting service for members of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. DCMNY is currently powered by Islandora; the Technology Services Coordinator will need to be comfortable with Linux, Fedora Commons, Drupal, and custom PHP modifications. The ideal candidate will be confident with this technology stack and is up to date on other frameworks and repository solutions (e.g. Apache SOLR, Ruby/Rails, Blacklight, Hydra). She or he will make recommendations and lead a migration to a different platform should this be advantageous.

METRO’s staff of 15+ people hosts classes and events for our membership. The Technology Services Coordinator will also collaborate with the METRO staff to maintain the technical infrastructure for the office and community space. This support includes but is not limited to: wireless network, VOIP network, hardware/software support, technology purchasing, and Google apps.

Finally, the Technology Services Coordinator will have an outward-facing role at METRO; she or he will engage with the New York/Westchester technology community beyond the library world. Civic hacking, big data, data literacy, physical computing, the IoT, and gigabit fiber networks are topics that should get you excited and light you up with new ideas. This outward-facing role will lead to new initiatives, new opportunities, and new perspectives at METRO. The Technology Services Coordinator will be central to their design and implementation.

The ideal candidate is a curious, creative, and communicative technologist who will be responsible for supporting and developing a wide variety of services at METRO. Vision and leadership come from all levels of this lean organization, so the ideal Technology Services Coordinator will combine humility and grace with expertise and authority. She or he identifies as a capable programmer and believes in beautiful, concise, and well-commented code.

The Technology Services Coordinator will have some opportunity to work remotely, but will need to be on site regularly in our space on 11th street in Manhattan as well. METRO is a fun and collaborative workplace full of energy and enthusiasm.

METRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

METRO is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a .pdf copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like considered part of your application to info@metro.org. The deadline to submit is August 21, 2015.

About METRO

METRO is the largest of nine library councils in the state of New York, with METRO serving all of New York City and Westchester County. These councils were founded in the 1960s to facilitate the sharing of resources between different types of libraries and archives: academic, public, art, museum, corporate, and more. In the past, programmatic efforts have been primarily focused on the discovery and delivery of physical materials. Today, METRO is increasingly oriented toward the digital, in work ranging from collaborative digitization projects that engage our diverse membership to the administration of the Empire State Digital Network, a service hub of the Digital Public Library of America. In addition, METRO offers a wide variety of classes, lectures, events, and other professional development activities.

METRO aims to serve as a laboratory and experimental space for our growing membership, combining new developments in librarianship with emerging technologies drawn from parallel fields. The Technology Services Coordinator will help drive this innovation.

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Out of “Confinement:” USF Gleeson Library’s Path to Building Faculty and Community Collaboration http://www.diglib.org/archives/9216/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9216/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:30:34 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9216
This Contribute post was provided by Zheng (Jessica) Lu, Digital Collections Librarian, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, University of San Francisco.

One of the newest members of DLF, University of San Francisco Gleeson Library has engaged in digital initiatives since 2007, when the position of Digital Collections Librarian was created. Now, eight years later, we have a CONTENTdm based Digital Collections website showcasing over a dozen digitized collections such as rare books, special collections materials, and student yearbooks, as well as a Digital Commons based IR USF Scholarship Repository that collects faculty and students’ works, publishes ETDs, and hosts e-journals.

While digitized library materials constitute a large portion of the digital collections, more than half of the collections actually have their origins outside the library and quite a few unique collections owe their creation to one particular collaborative project.

image from the Confinement Sites portal, courtesy of USF

Image from the Confinement Sites project, courtesy of USF Gleeson Library.

It all started in 2011, when USF’s Community Design Outreach program collaborated with the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) on a project documenting artifacts and sites from the Japanese American Confinement period, funded by the National Park Services (NPS). The project was initially envisioned as a website with approximately 250 images of plans and drawings of Japanese American prison camps of World War II as well as photos of artifacts from NJAHS’s collection that relate to the sites. The project director contacted Gleeson Library for consultation on indexing and data structure. After an in-depth discussion about their needs, I offered to host the digital images on the library’s Digital Collections platform and thus signed onto the project. The Confinement Sites portal now directs traffic to our Digital Collections website when users search for the collection.

Gleeson Library’s involvement turned out to be a huge help to the project in that the library provided a permanent and reliable platform that ensures the longevity and access to the collection, thus exceeding the initial requirements of the NPS. Consequently, a second collaborative grant was awarded by the NPS in 2013 to continue and expand on the previous work. This time, USF’s Museum Studies students undertook the selection and metadata creation for artifacts from NJAHS’s collection. Again I provided consultation on metadata and content organization, delivered two class lectures to the students on library digital collections, and completed the final ingestion at the end of the academic year.

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Design for a clinic in Haiti, courtesy of USF’s Community Design Outreach program.

Now the partners are seeking funding for a third installment, but the collaboration did not stop at the series of Confinement Sites projects. After getting to know the capabilities of the library’s digital collections platform, Professor Seth Wachtel, director of USF’s Community Design Outreach program, immediately signed on to partner with the library on creating an open digital archive of Community Design Outreach projects documentations, with designs ranging from a health clinic in Haiti to a preschool in Zambia.

When a community partner reached out to Seth for help on documenting heritage sites using crowdsourcing, he also brought in the library as a potential partner to host a curated collection of the heritage sites documentation. That project is now funded by a NEH digital humanities start-up grant and some of the grant reviewers have specifically commended the well-laid out digital preservation plan, thanks to the partnership with the library.

Here at USF, this model of library supporting faculty, curriculum, and community partners has proven highly fruitful and effective for all involved. We hope to establish the library as the go-to partner for technical expertise and support in collection-centered projects.

University of San Francisco annually surveys graduating students about their satisfaction with various services on campus, and Gleeson Library has consistently ranked #1. We are committed to offering the digital library as essentially a new service to better meet the needs of the campus community in the digital age. As a new DLF member, we now look forward to hearing and learning from fellow member institutions on their thoughts and practices.

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Software Engineer for Digital Content Management, University of Virginia Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9214/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9214/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:55:52 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9214 The University of Virginia Library collects, curates and facilitates access to a wide variety of rare and unique materials, chiefly in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The Library acquires born-digital materials and digitizes many rare and unique materials for the purpose of preservation and dissemination to support the University’s research and scholarly objectives. The employee in this position supports that mission by collaborating with archivists, curators and digitization specialists to understand their technology needs and as part of a team to procure or design and develop software solutions. The employee in this position is also expected to achieve and maintain knowledge of digital content management technologies.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline and at least three years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has University Staff status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply

Review of applications have begun. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0616835, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Tobiyah Morris, Human Resources Generalist, at (434) 982-2102.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

 

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IT Analyst III (Developer / Supervisor), University of Tennessee, Knoxville http://www.diglib.org/archives/9207/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9207/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:37:42 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9207 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries | @UTKLibraries

Position: IT Analyst III (Developer / Supervisor)
Department: Digital Initiatives
Report to: Head, Digital Initiatives

The IT Analyst III is an academic professional position in the Digital Initiatives department and will lead and direct teams engaged in large-scale projects, new application and system implementations, and upgrades of both open source and proprietary technologies. As a member of Digital Initiatives, this position will serve as a supervisor providing support for technologies and programming related to the digital library program.  The IT Analyst is expected to possess advanced expertise in programming and web development and be capable of providing direction and support to the staff under his/her supervision. The individual will work independently with no oversight and be responsible for the overall accuracy and quality of projects undertaken.

In consultation with librarians and other library and university programmers, systems administrators, vendors, and end-users, responsibilities of this position include the customization and enhancement of a wide variety of digital library applications and systems that support digital preservation, digital asset management, and end-user discovery and access. The individual will apply advanced problem solving-methodologies that proactively anticipate and prevent problems to bring projects to successful completion according to deadlines and within budget. As new technologies arise and university priorities shift, this position will be expected to learn, grow, and develop new expertise to meet the needs of the Libraries.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Supervises 4 exempt level employees at the rank of IT Admin II and directs each of their efforts.
  • Leads project teams on the development of open source software and the implementation of large-scale systems for the Libraries including project planning, management of resources, and delivering final products.
  • Uses advanced analysis and other project management techniques to anticipate and prevent major problems affecting the successful completion of projects.
  • Researches new digital library technologies and develops expertise to lead and train staff.
  • Evaluates existing and emerging tools, APIs, and other technologies and actively promotes them within the Libraries.
  • Collaborates with librarians and non-technical staff on the creation of new digital collections, improved usability and accessibility, and other projects as assigned.
  • Collaborates with programmers and developers at other universities on the development and extension of open source technology.
  • Performs extensive technical analysis for library systems including identifying risks, anticipating problems, and offering preventative solutions.
  • Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents new applications and information systems.
  • Uses expertise and systems thinking to create new and improve existing workflows and processes for individuals and groups within the digital library program.
  • Creates new and follows existing documentation, best practices, and procedures.
  • Participates in the library on-call rotation.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in web development, computer programming, and / or systems administration (or 3 years experience with a masters degree).
  • Demonstrated ability with at least two computer scripting/programming languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, C++, or C#.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Web-based technologies and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery,  Rails, Flask, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of an enterprise server environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database technologies such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Redis, MongoDB, and CouchDB.
  • Ability to quickly learn new programming languages and technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of distributed version control systems.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the perspectives and needs of scholars and researchers and communicate complex technical information to non-specialists.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others from diverse personal and professional backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working as a supervisor or team leader in a development environment.
  • Experience working in academic libraries.
  • Experience developing or modifying open source software.
  • Experience developing applications in Drupal.
  • Experience working with RESTful and / or SOAP based APIs.
  • Experience with XML schemata or DTDs such as TEI or EAD.
  • Experience working with semantic web technologies including HTML5 microdata, RDF, and SPARQL.
  • Experience with Linux server administration such as Fedora, Red Hat, or Ubuntu.
  • Experience working with enterprise search platforms such as Solr.
  • Experience working with digital asset management systems such as DSpace or Fedora.
  • Demonstrated experience using Git and GitHub in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience working with build automation tools such as Maven

Application Procedures

A background check is required prior to hiring. Please attach a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references with your application materials.

For assistance or questions about using the UT online application system contact University Human Resources:

221 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(865) 974-6642

https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobdetail.ftl?job=15000000R2

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It’s Milwaukee! 2016 DLF Forum announced. http://www.diglib.org/archives/9174/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9174/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:58:12 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9174 Planning is still underway for our 2015 DLF Forum in Vancouver, but we know you want to save the date for arts, culture, beer, cheese, and digital libraries in 2016. Mark your calendars for a trip to Wisconsin! The 2016 DLF Forum will be held November 7-9 in Milwaukee.

We will meet at the historic Pfister Hotel, just blocks from Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum, dining destinations, and nightlife. The hotel has an incredible Victorian art collection, an artist-in-residence program, and a spa. Our local hosts will be the Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.

You can stay informed on all the news about Vancouver and our plans for Milwaukee in 2016, by subscribing to our Forum mailing list, joining the DLF listserv, “liking” us on Facebook, or following us at @CLIRDLF on Twitter.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 DLF Forum are also now available. View the prospectus to find out more about how your organization can support the digital library practitioner community by sponsoring the DLF Forum.

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Art and Design Librarian, University of Michigan Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9156/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9156/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:03:17 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9156 Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

We seek a creative and innovative individual to serve as a liaison and subject specialist librarian for art and design. Responsibilities focus on engagement and aligning our services and expertise with campus research, teaching, and learning agendas. Outreach and building relationships with faculty, students, and the greater arts community will shape our work in areas such as in-depth consultations, curriculum enrichment, engaged learning, collection development, digital scholarship, research data services, and specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. We invite applications from candidates with a background in visual art or design, a creative spirit, and a strong interest in innovating services and collections to best meet the needs of current and future scholars and artists.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Arts & Humanities, in the Research division of the Library, and will work within the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL). AAEL’s Special Collections, Materials Collection, and Imageworks in particular offer special resources to support the work of the School of Art and Design and others across campus.

This position, in its liaison role, primarily serves the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. This position also serves the interests of, and as a resource for, the greater arts community on campus. In addition to faculty, staff, and students in other academic departments working in art and design, the University also is home to such units as Arts at Michigan, ArtsEngine, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Beyond campus, Southeast Michigan supports vibrant arts communities and organizations.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the Library’s mission.

Responsibilities

Through active outreach, relationship development, and engagement with the campus, the Librarian for Art and Design promotes the Library’s mission to add value to the process of creation, dissemination, and archiving of intellectual and artistic achievement. The successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:

  • Serve as the liaison to the School of Art and Design.
  • Partner with faculty and colleagues to advance research, teaching, and learning, and collaboration throughout the research and creative works life cycle.
  • Develop print and electronic collections in the subject areas of contemporary art, studio art, and design; manage budgets, select materials, work with vendors, market and promote use of the collection, and other collection-related activities; serve as manager of Special Collections at AAEL.
  • Provide research consultation, reference, and instruction to the campus arts community.
  • Collaborate on special projects and Library initiatives (copyright, digital scholarship, research data management, etc.), participate in strategic planning and service assessment, and serve on committees and task forces.
  • Participate in campus, regional, and national artistic, professional, and scholarly organizations.

Desired Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • Ability to develop innovative programs, services, and collections to meet the ever-changing needs faculty and students.
  • Expertise with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of contemporary art, studio art, and design.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be effective in outreach, liaison, reference, and instruction.
  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Additional Information

Appointment is anticipated as an associate or senior associate librarian. Salary and rank dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library’s process for librarian promotion and advancement (www.lib.umich.edu/si…-policy-5.1.2014.pdf).

Excellent benefits, for details, see benefits.umich.edu/

Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

How to Apply

Go to http://umjobs.org/job_detail/111841/art_and_design_librarian to apply. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Review of applications will begin July 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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