DLF http://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:50:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies, Hamilton College http://www.diglib.org/archives/9496/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9496/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:50:52 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9496 Hamilton College seeks a dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking leader to join the strategic leadership team of an integrated information services organization. This is a perfect professional opportunity for someone who enjoys collaborating with others to help guide Hamilton’s digital future while maintaining its excellence in traditional media. We are looking for an individual with a demonstrated ability to build strong and lasting relationships with members of the academic community. The director provides leadership for cataloging, metadata creation, library information systems, digitization, data curation and preservation and is a major partner in our support for digital scholarship. The director will help keep Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) future-focused in a rapidly changing information resources environment and represent Hamilton in local, regional and national settings. The director reports to the VP for Libraries and Information Technology.

Hamilton and LITS are innovators in supporting teaching, learning and faculty/ student scholarship.  With grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LITS staff are actively engaged in an internationally recognized effort to support digital scholarship through the Digital Humanities Initiative (http://www.dhinitiative.org/).

In 2014, Hamilton and Colgate joined edX to experiment with online learning, promote the public scholarship of our faculty, and enhance our intellectual connection with alumni. The following year, together with Davidson and Wellesley, the four liberal arts colleges formed Liberal Arts Online: A Digital Teaching and Learning Collaborative to share our experiences and work together to better understand the potential impact of online and blended learning for our residential institutions.

In LITS, we have a broad program of employing students in substantive support roles, both to deliver excellent services, and to develop information and technology skills that they can apply throughout their careers. Our research tutor program provides opportunity for students to provide research support to their peers under the guidance of our research librarians. Similar programs exist to provide technology support to faculty and students.

Hamilton is a member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin Group (http://www.oberlingroup.org/), ConnectNY (http://connectny.org/), the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (www.liberalarts.org) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (http://clir.org) and has a commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college and a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Excellent faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student faculty ratio of 9:1, provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, to prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. The College values and seeks intellectual and cultural diversity and encourages respect for differences. Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. and is only one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for his or her entire undergraduate program.

The director provides leadership for cataloging, metadata creation, library information systems, digitization, data curation and preservation. The director collaborates with others in LITS to support faculty and student scholarship, digitization and access to special collections and the oversight of institutional repositories and is a member of the strategic leadership team that develops a shared vision for LITS that supports Hamilton’s institutional mission.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and advocacy for, and management of, cataloging and metadata creation, data curation and preservation.
  • Partners with the following to support scholarship and digitization of special collections and coordination of scholarly communication efforts:
    • co-directors of Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative in facilitating faculty and student scholarship that utilize innovative digital tools;
    • director/ curator of special collections and archives to make scholarly and historical materials accessible through digital means;
    • research and digital initiatives librarian to oversee management of resource discovery, repository services, and scholarly communication initiatives.
  • Develops policies and procedures for efficiently managing digital assets from digitization and metadata creation through ingestion into Hamilton’s Islandora/Fedora digital repository and other systems that are used to disseminate and preserve Hamilton’s intellectual scholarly assets and develops long-term preservations strategies and procedures.
  • Supervises, evaluates, and provide high level backup for the Director of Library Information Systems, the Assistant Director for Metadata and Cataloging and the Digital Imagery Specialist.
  • Works closely with faculty and LITS members to align these services with the academic program.
  • Works with college administration and committees to develop policies and procedures for retention and preservation of institutional digital and physical assets.
  • Represents Hamilton in local, regional and national organizations.
  • Member of the LITS strategic leadership team.

Management/Leadership Skills

  • Strategic and empathetic forward-thinker who works effectively across organizations and with diverse constituencies.
  • Highly collaborative leader, who exhibits flexibility and adaptability and encourages innovation and experimentation.
  • Critical, analytical, and innovative thinking skills, to successfully manage projects, prioritize work, and identify and solve problems.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Background

  • Advanced degree (A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution or an appropriate graduate degree in a relevant field)
  • Demonstrated ability in supervising, developing, and coaching information professionals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of automated library systems and services issues.
  • Familiarity with best practices in digital asset management, discovery and preservation.
  • Practical experience with, and knowledge of, relevant scripting languages and frameworks such as PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Drupal, Fedora Commons/Islandora.
  • Experience with original cataloging and knowledge of metadata and bibliographic schema (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, MARC, BIBFRAME)

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Application materials must be sent electronically. Final consideration of candidates will begin immediately.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.

 

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Help Build Out the National Digital Platform for Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9416/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9416/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:30:27 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9416 Emily Reynolds Trevor Owens

This is a guest post from Emily Reynolds and Trevor Owens at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

 

Help Build out the National Digital Platform for Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is focusing on the national digital platform strategic priority area as a framework for the emerging national digital infrastructure for libraries and archives. We are excited to be able to support libraries and archives across the country in developing this infrastructure.

Act Local, Think National: The National Digital Platform in Practice

Distributed digital infrastructure and national capacity for libraries and archives can sound a bit abstract. So it can be helpful to think through some concrete examples of how the national digital platform works. A librarian in Arizona develops and shares a plugin for an open source repository system that libraries in three other states reuse; a curator in Los Angeles improves the documentation for open source exhibition software that staff members at museums and libraries around the country use to create more dynamic presentations of historical artifacts; a regional library association runs a residency program to place recent library school graduates into positions at cultural heritage organizations in order to run significant digital curation activities and share what they learn.

In each of these situations, library professionals are working to solve local needs for their institutions’ users. At the same time, these professionals are also contributing directly to regional and national efforts. The local work at each of these organizations makes use of and contributes to the national digital platform for libraries and museums. This isn’t a monolithic single system, it’s about better connecting the work that every library does so we can make the best use of resources entrusted to libraries.

Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer at IMLS, opening the “Defining and Funding the National Digital Platform” panel at the IMLS Convening at the DC Public Library on April 28, 2015 to address the National Digital Platform.

Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer at IMLS, opening the “Defining and Funding the National Digital Platform” panel at the IMLS Convening at the DC Public Library on April 28, 2015 to address the National Digital Platform.

Near Term Activity Areas in the National Digital Platform Priority

Earlier this year, IMLS held a meeting at the DC Public Library to convene stakeholders from across the country to identify opportunities and gaps in existing digital library infrastructure nationwide. Recordings of those sessions are now available online, as is a summary report published by OCLC Research. Many of the following key themes from that meeting seem to fit quite well with the knowledge and expertise in the Digital Library Federation community.

Engaging, Mobilizing and Connecting Communities

  • Engaging users in national digital platform projects through crowdsourcing and other approaches
  • Establishing radical and systematic collaborations across sectors of the library, archives, and museum communities, as well as with other allied institutions
  • Championing diversity and inclusion by ensuring that the national digital platform serves and represents a wide range of communities

Establishing and Refining Tools and Infrastructure

  • Leveraging linked open data to connect content across institutions and amplify impact
  • Focusing on documentation and system interoperability across digital library software projects
  • Researching and developing tools and services that leverage computational methods to increase accessibility and scale practice across individual projects

Cultivating the Digital Library Workforce

  • Shifting to continuous professional learning as part of library professional practice
  • Focusing on hands-on training to develop computational literacy in formal library education programs
  • Educating librarians and archivists to meet the emerging digital needs of libraries and archives, including cross-training in technical and other skills

We’re looking to support these areas of work with the IMLS grant programs available to library applicants.

Margo Padilla

Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council, on the “Cultivating Digital Library Professionals” panel of the IMLS meeting, DC Public Library, April 28, 2015.

IMLS Funding Opportunities

IMLS has three major competitive grant programs for libraries, and we encourage the submission of proposals related to the national digital platform priority to all three. We imagine that many in the Digital Library Federation community could make significant contributions to this priority area through these programs. Those programs are:

  • National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG): The NLG program is specifically focused on supporting our two strategic priorities, the national digital platform and Learning in Libraries. The most competitive proposals will advance some area of library practice on a national scale, with new tools, research findings, alliances, or similar outcomes. The NLG program makes awards up to $2,000,000, with funds available for both project and planning grants. In developing proposals for this program it will likely be useful to read some of the grant proposals for the first four projects funded in this priority.
  • Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21): The LB21 program supports professional development, graduate education and continuing education for librarians and archivists. The LB21 program makes awards up to $500,000, and like NLG supports planning as well as project grants.
  • Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries: Sparks! grants support the development, testing, and evaluation of promising new tools, products, services, and practices. They often balance broad potential impact with an element of risk or innovation. The Sparks! program makes awards up to $25,000.

These programs can fund a wide range of activities. NLG and LB21 grants support projects, research, planning, and national forums (where grantees can hold meetings to gather stakeholders around a particular topic). The LB21 program also has a specific category for supporting early career LIS faculty research.

Application Process and Deadlines

Over the past year, IMLS piloted an exciting new model for our grant programs, which this year will be in place for both the NLG and LB21 programs. Rather than requiring a full application from every applicant, only a two-page preliminary proposal is due at the deadline. After a first round of peer review, a small subset of applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, and will have the benefit of the peer reviewers’ comments to assist in constructing the proposal. The full proposals will be reviewed by a second panel of peer reviewers before funding decisions are made. The Sparks! program goes through a single round of peer review, and requires the submission of a full proposal from all applicants.

The LB21 and NLG programs will both have a preliminary proposal application deadline on October 1, 2015, as well as another application deadline in February 2016.

Are you considering applying for an IMLS grant for your digital library project? Do you want to discuss which program might be the best fit for your proposal? We’re always happy to chat, and love hearing your project ideas, so please email us at ereynolds@imls.gov (Emily) and tjowens@imls.gov (Trevor).

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UX Designer, California Digital Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9448/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9448/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:00:54 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9448 The California Digital Library (CDL) supports the education, research and public service mission of the University of California in partnership with the ten campus University of California Libraries system. The CDL has four core programs: Access & Publishing; Collection Development; Discovery & Delivery; and the UC Curation Center. As a member of the CDL User Experience (UX) Team, the UX Designer will work with the UX team to collaboratively support the CDL program and service managers in the development and improvement of UC Libraries’ user services. The primary user base for CDL services and programs include UC faculty, students and UC Libraries staff.

The UX Designer will be an experienced professional who will apply UX design concepts to a range of tasks with the goal of resolving complex issues relative to the complete user-centered design process (user research, web content development and strategy, service assessment, and interaction design). S/he will regularly work on multiple potentially broad projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors with the goal of resolving critical issues and improving the usefulness of CDL services. In these projects, s/he will provide expertise to CDL program and service managers on areas related to service design. S/he will also work in concert with the UX team as they develop and explore common UX work practices, assessment and design. 

Duties

  • Initiate, create, and communicate functional designs of user interfaces to users, stakeholders, service managers, and developers. Develop wireframe prototypes and interactive specifications for medium to potentially complex systems. Generate a full range of UX design documents, including workflow mockups, interactive wireframes, and creative briefs. Utilizing UC design and branding guidelines, work with external vendors to determine the visual look and feel for user interface components and page layout. Assist CDL service managers in designing the findability and usefulness of their services by integrating a range of end-to-end design considerations as needed per design project, such as mobile design, search engine optimization, and web accessibility. (50%)
  • Plan, design, and execute assessment and research methods on behalf of CDL programs and UC Libraries systemwide service managers. Generate and/or analyze findings, functional requirements and specification documents using various user data inputs from direct end-users (faculty, students, UC library staff), project stakeholders (CDL service managers, UC library staff), web analytic tools, e.g., Google Analytics, and other data sources with the goal of supporting design and development decisions. Capable of performing advanced usability evaluations for projects. Work directly with CDL program and service managers to develop and improve CDL mission-critical services. (30%)
  • Participates in the user modeling process (such as personas and scenarios) using information gathered during user research. Service user base typically spans faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, with a full range of subject matter, including the sciences, social sciences and humanities. (5%)
  • Acts as liaison to CDL service developers to ensure technical feasibility and that designs are properly realized throughout the service’s development lifecycle. Along with the UX team, participates in UC Libraries and campus user experience design discussions, standards and processes. (5%)
  • Independently manage specific projects related to UX activities, following established CDL best practices for project planning and identifying and allocating resources. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area, e.g., UX Design, Human Computer Interaction, Library Science, Information Science, or Visual Design, and at least 3 to 5 years of experience in UX design and evaluation working as part of a collaborative team on production-level websites and application systems and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Skills in diagramming, prototyping and using design tools. Demonstrated knowledge of design principles and guidelines for area of expertise (i.e., visual design, interaction design, information/data visualization, user interface software).
  • Skills in a wide range of assessment methods, including independently designing, planning, and conducting activities that elicit user behaviors, beliefs and service needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to articulate ideas and issues clearly, concisely and persuasively. Ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and initiative to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with engaged listening skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong organizational skills, including ability to quickly and efficiently prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple projects and changing priorities. Able to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, systematic thinking, independent logic and quantitative reasoning skills as demonstrated by ability to review and assess a range of variables to define key issues, evaluate reasonable alternatives, and translate findings into recommended changes, actions, or strategies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience with and general understanding of the academic user community and the digital library / scholarly information services domain.
  • Basic web development skills.

Application Information

Apply via the UCOP website: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58802

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department.

 

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and supports membership programs and projects to support expanded access to digital collections from religious and theological libraries.
  • Designs digital projects through the entire lifecycle including identification, ingest, management, preservation, and access; leverages existing projects, workflows, equipment, and expertise if possible; supports standards; and feeds into other programs such as the DPLA.
  • Conducts research including surveys, focus groups, interview and visits, to understand the current landscape and needs of members relating to digital projects.
  • Evaluates, selects and acts as project lead to implement digital projects software platforms and tools working closely with the Programmer Analyst.
  • Liaises with prospective partners and other peer organizations, vendors, the collaborative digitization community, consultants, and vendors. Builds and maintains strong relationships with partners, collaborators, and colleagues.
  • Creates documentation including guidelines, protocols, and best practices for program/project participation.
  • Writes and manages grants for digital and preservation projects.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of standards and best practices, library-oriented open source platforms, established and emerging technologies, metadata standards, and both national and international projects and programs in the digital library sphere. Networks, collaborates, and participates in organizations and groups regarding digital and preservation issues.
  • Develops, identifies instructors, and coordinates professional development opportunities for members including webinars, workshops and presentations online and/or in person in the areas of digital projects and preservation.
  • Represents the association at conferences, workshops, symposia, regional meetings, etc.

Required Experience

  • Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent field; or four to ten years related experience and/or training
  • Two years’ experience working in a library, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, nonprofit, or professional organization
  • Proven proficiency in developing digital projects, digital project management, and communication and outreach activities
  • Demonstrated experience with digital library systems such as Hydra/Fedora, Dspace, Omeka, CONTENTdm
  • Experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, OAI-PMH
  • Experience coordinating the activities of a small team toward discrete goals
  • Experience working with technical staff
  • Familiarity with trends and best practices in digital library technologies, metadata, and digital preservation
  • Knowledge of current technologies and metadata practices in libraries and archives
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative environment
  • Professional experience building institutional relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Experience

  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages
  • Experience with Agile-style project management
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial strategies for project or program sustainability, including grant writing
  • Experience with open access publishing and/or knowledge of scholarly communications issues
  • Evidence of potential to succeed in a rapidly changing environment

Other Requirements

  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout North America via plane, train, automobile, and other means.  Occasional international travel required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and passport (or legal ability to acquire one).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Salary and Benefits

ATLA is an equal opportunity employer located in downtown Chicago. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ATLA offers an excellent benefits package.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about ATLA, please visit our web site at: www.atla.com.

To apply, please e-mail (1) a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position, (2) a current resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three references to jobs@atla.com. Please include “Digital Projects Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls.

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Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Virginia Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9439/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9439/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:45:46 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9439 The University of Virginia Library seeks a Digital Preservation Librarian to facilitate access and long-term preservation to digitized and born-digital materials.  We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change.  Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community.  A staff of 220 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions.

Please note: The University of Virginia Library has an expedited hiring process—please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position.

The Digital Preservation Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices. The primary responsibilities include leading a cross-area Library team to preserve and provide access to web-based content; preparing born- digital materials for preservation ingest, stabilization and storage; collaborating with curators and donors to survey, appraise, and ensure proper transfer of born-digital holdings; and working with individuals and departments on faculty digital projects. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for digital preservation, as well as be a leader within the broader fields of preservation and digital libraries.

Qualifications:

Education: MLS or advanced degree in relevant field

Required: Experience with digital preservation in an academic setting, including hands on experience working with physical born-digital media and web preservation. Strong technical expertise with digital objects in a library or cultural heritage organization. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with digital preservation issues, tools, standards, and best practices. Coursework or experience leading to knowledge of the principles and practices of data curation and long-term digital preservation. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals, both internal and external to the Library. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritize work and resolve complex problems. Strong organizational and project management skills.

Preferred: Working knowledge of the following digital preservation tools: Bitcurator, Archivematica, Archive-it

Anticipated Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

Benefits: Come be a part of Charlottesville’s leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance (including vision and dental), a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to 12 or more paid holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service). The University of Virginia also offers retirement plans, tax deferred savings plan options with cash match and much more.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76969, providing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current, professional references.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

 

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Enterprise Data Architect, OCLC http://www.diglib.org/archives/9437/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9437/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:30:23 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9437

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

We are seeking an Enterprise Data Architect with background in several of the following: Big Data, Linked Data, Data Science, Relational Databases, Data Architecture, Data Strategy. The primary function of the role is to engage in rigorous identification, facilitation, documentation and transformation of data architecture across the enterprise. This will be achieved through participation in a variety of activities including gathering information, analyzing business needs, collaborating on strategy, communicating the transition, and ongoing maintenance of the architecture. While this position will have a heavy focus on data, additional background in the other disciplines of architecture (Business, Application, Technology) would be desirable. The right candidate will work with the existing enterprise architects, domain architects and business lines, reporting to the Global Head of Architecture.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Act as a primary interface between both technical and business stakeholders and the Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO) for matters related to data
  • Produce and maintain an Enterprise Data Strategy, incorporating corporate data, analytics, linked data among others
  • Work directly with key stakeholders to capture and maintain existing elements of the enterprise architecture (AS IS)
  • Facilitate the production of transitional and target state architectures (TO BE)
  • Effectively map business strategy into rational architectural roadmaps
  • Evaluate proposed initiatives to ensure they meet business and technology goals and adhere to governance standards
  • Acts as a key stakeholder and exerts influence on major company initiatives to help teams achieve successful outcomes
  • Perform architecture reviews for OCLC products, initiatives and RFPs as needed
  • Negotiate conflicts between stakeholders
  • Author Decisions, Roadmaps and Strategies on behalf of the EAO
  • Contribute to domain-level architecture activities when the need arises
  • Participate in setting overall technology strategy
  • Enable the product and technology teams to increase pace and efficiency through the enterprise architecture
  • Assess architectural impacts to all aspects of architecture, including security
  • Evaluates risk, costs and ROI against business objectives
  • Communicates current and future plans around EAO activity to stakeholders
  • Establish and apply measurement to EAO activities to illustrate value
  • Acquire deep knowledge of OCLC systems and products
  • Uses a consultative and enabling approach when requests for expertise are raised
  • Evaluates emerging technology in consideration of future use
  • Contributes artifacts to the architectural repository

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field of study
  • 8 or more years of demonstrated success as a Data Architect with an international company
  • 3 or more years as an Enterprise Architect
  • Experience in business analysis or strategic planning a plus
  • Proficient in two or more disciplines of Enterprise Architecture (Business, Application, Data, Technology)
  • Experience with Data Architecture required
  • Exceptional business acumen and interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, including decision making, planning, organizing, influencing, mentoring, facilitating, collaborating and negotiating
  • Ability to translate business needs into requirements and discuss technical solutions and merits with business/executive level individuals and groups
  • Capable of balancing long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of decisions
  • Ability to operate in a fluid and ambiguous environment
  • Proven ability to adapt to a dynamic environment and contribute to multiple efforts at once and adapt to unpredictable change
  • Solid data background is required with understanding of application development and infrastructure technology services
  • Experience with successfully dealing with ambiguity and ability to bring clarity to situations by developing decision matrices, presenting pro’s and con’s and/or risk vs. reward analyses, to name a few techniques

Apply online at: https://jobs-oclc.icims.com/jobs/2636/enterprise-data-architect/job

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Director of Connected Scholarship, University of Michigan Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9413/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9413/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:50:09 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9413 The University of Michigan Library is seeking a director to create and enable community-driven learning environments, promote interdisciplinarity, extend knowledge creation, apply learning technologies, and connect learning throughout the residential experience.  The realization of this vision enables the Library to be a significant partner in transforming our community’s ability to find and create, and in doing so enrich the practice of learning and scholarship.  This position has primary responsibility for enabling pathways and leading a team focused on programmatic engagement with learning technologies and application in curriculum transformation and content creation.

Connected scholarship is part of the Learning and Teaching team of the University of Michigan Library which 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.

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

The Director will inspire commitment and action, lead as a problem solver, build broad based involvement, and accelerate library connections and capacities with the expanding definition of scholarship, whether promoting best practices for content creation, adopting technology-enabled pedagogies, enabling instructors and learners as knowledge creators, linking technology-enabled and collaborative library spaces to learning, or enabling partnerships to leverage scholarship with digital capabilities. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching. The Director will:

-Design, create, assess, and manage high-quality programs and services to enable innovative, engaging, and learner-focused learning experiences

-Lead a library team of seven staff members and students, focused on the application of learning technologies at the intersection of discovery, content, learning, and curricular transformation; collaborate with other library services to deliver high quality service

-Articulate vision and guide program development to transform ways the library partners with faculty and students in leveraging and applying learning technologies to advance their scholarship, curricular, and co-curricular needs

-Promote innovative use of learning spaces (e.g. Faculty Exploratory, Knowledge Navigation Center, Design Labs, etc)

-Deepen, connect, and expand consultation capacity to enrich campus teaching and learning activities through the purposeful use of technology

-Make visible (e.g. consultation, pilots, clear pathways to discovery, invite campus into conversation) the possibilities by highlighting the capabilities and range of expertise available

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. information, instructional technology or education) and significant experience enabling learning/knowledge environments or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-For appointment as a librarian, an ALA-accredited master’s degree, or a relevant advanced degree is required.

-Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professionals and student consultants.

-Demonstrated ability to envision, lead, and transform the way we partner with faculty and students in leveraging learning technologies to advance their scholarship.

-Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and in the integration of information technology with curriculum.

-Excellent ability to communicate in speaking and writing.

-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.

Desired Qualifications

-Advanced degree preferred

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary:

Appointment is anticipated as a program manager, senior associate librarian or 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.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.

This 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

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, include your salary requirements, 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.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period 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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Full-time Contract Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) or Visiting Faculty, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science http://www.diglib.org/archives/9393/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9393/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:50:37 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9393 Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, SLIS has nearly 800 students on two campuses and online, some 50 of whom are in our PhD program. A top-ten ranked program in U.S. News & World Report, SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Alumni hail from every state and over 80 countries. The program offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Our faculty have received grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

Simmons SLIS invites applicants and nominations for a one year contract, or visiting, faculty appointment within the broad areas of digital stewardship and cultural heritage informatics. This is not a tenure-track appointment.

Responsibilities: Teach; contribute to developing curriculum; and provide service to the School, the College, and the information professions.

Areas of Specialization: We seek faculty to support and contribute to a nationally ranked LIS program and archives management concentration, a newly launched cultural heritage informatics concentration, and a digital stewardship certificate. We are specifically interested in expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital preservation; digital forensics; digital assets management, digital project management and digital humanities. The faculty member may also teach in the core curriculum as needed.

Requirements: Preference will be given to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in library and information science, or an appropriate related field with experience in cultural heritage institutions or digital stewardship. We seek applicants who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership in professional service. Engagement in scholarly activities is desirable, but not required. Experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: face-to-face courses in Boston and at the SLIS program at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley; online courses; and summer semesters. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.

Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity, and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit us at http://www.simmons.edu/slis/.

For further information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Peter Botticelli, at botticep@simmons.edu.

To apply: Please apply online at http://jobs.simmons.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61253

You should be prepared to upload the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references.

Consideration of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Announcing the 2015 DLF Forum Program http://www.diglib.org/archives/9371/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9371/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:17:53 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9371 We are very pleased to announce the availability of the full 2015 DLF Forum program!
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With 209 submissions to the Forum proper, the DLF community more than doubled last year’s record-breaking response to our annual CFP. This made the task before our dedicated, volunteer Program Planning Committee even more challenging than expected. Community voting and careful committee review, along with the opening of an additional track of parallel sessions–and the willingness of our presenters to combine or condense presentations, and to keep strictly to time–has helped us accommodate as many participants as possible. The PPC is proud of creating a program that showcases excellent work being done in DLF member institutions and across the wide variety of fields and professions related to digital library development and use. Even more, as it is framed by an opening keynote by Safiya Noble, scholar of critical race theory, gender, and technology, and a closing, interactive session on “Setting Agendas for the DLF,” we hope this will be a program that pushes our broad and diverse community of practice forward.

Registration for the 2015 DLF Forum sold out unusually early this year, but we are adding names to our registration waiting list, and space remains in pre-and post-conference affiliated events, including the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-conference, DPLA Data Day, a LODLAM in Practice Workshop, the DPN Membership Meeting, the Taiga Forum, and more.

We hope to see many of you for the 2015 DLF Forum program in Vancouver. And mark your calendars for next year’s Forum, scheduled for 7-9 November 2016 in Milwaukee!

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DLF Welcomes 25 New Member Institutions http://www.diglib.org/archives/9324/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9324/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9324 The Digital Library Federation continues to grow by leaps and bounds—now totaling 134 members, and representing an increasingly diverse constituency. Twenty-five new institutions have joined the DLF community in our 2015-2016 membership year. They include museums, consortia, and colleges and universities of many sizes and areas of expertise. We are pleased to welcome the following members to DLF:

DLF welcomes any organization engaged in building or using digital library services and technologies, including archives, libraries and library service organizations, publishers, museums, and vendors interested in deep engagement with digital library practitioners. Each of our new members has been invited to share its work via DLF’s Contribute blog, so look for those stories over the next several months.

Thank you so much to all the institutions that have newly become members—and to others who have recently joined or been long-term supporters of the DLF community, now in its 20th year. We look forward to seeing many of you at the DLF Forum in Vancouver this October!

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, learning, and the public good through digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among its institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues.

DLF promotes work on the following:

  • Open digital library standards, software, interfaces, and best practices
  • Digital stewardship and curation, including research data management and aggregation and preservation services for digital collections
  • Digital humanities and other services that expand access to resources and open new opportunities for research, teaching, and learning
  • Education, professional development, lifelong learning, and growth of the field
  • Connections among digital library practitioners and allied professions and areas of research
  • Community-driven frameworks for policy advocacy, professional standards, issues of representation and diversity, and other matters of concern to digital library practitioners

The Digital Library Federation is a program of CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Resources. It stands out as a key place where strategy meets and is informed by practice, connecting CLIR’s vision and research agenda to our active practitioner network, and where the work of the DLF practitioner community becomes legible and can shape larger, strategic directions in cultural heritage, research, and higher education.

The organization is led by DLF director Dr. Bethany Nowviskie, with guidance from CLIR president Dr. Charles Henry, the CLIR Board, and DLF’s distinguished Advisory Committee, in response to and support of the work and contributions of DLF community members. Programmatic directions and initiatives are driven by discussions at the annual DLF Forum. Funding for DLF initiatives comes from membership dues and grants.

Find out how being part of DLF can benefit your institution and learn more about membership here: www.diglib.org/members/join

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