DLF http://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:59:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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.


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.


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.


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


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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.


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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Digital Content Services Projects Coordinator, The Ohio State University Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9151/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9151/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:45:43 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9151 Position available at The Ohio State University – University Libraries

Position: Program Coordinator – Digital Content Services
Working Title: DCS Projects Coordinator

About Us

University Libraries Digital Content Services (DCS) engages with partners across the University to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited, to working papers, technical reports, conference proceedings, journals, monographs, student scholarship, and faculty articles. DCS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarship through the Knowledge Bank institutional repository program and the Libraries Open Access Publishing Program.

Job Description

The Digital Content Services (DCS) Projects Coordinator performs and coordinates production work for Digital Content Services across the repository and publishing programs and multiple software platforms (e.g., DSpace and Open Journal Systems), on multiple simultaneous projects. Production work includes submitting content, creating metadata, HTML layout editing, and providing technical support; designing and documenting workflows, scheduling and supervising production work, facilitating communications, and tracking projects to completion; works collaboratively with the Interim Co-Heads of the Department and other departmental staff; requires an in-depth understanding of the suite of digital content services provided by the department, attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs.

Current department staffing includes two librarians, two staff members, and student assistants. There is a potential for supervisory responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Level Degree in humanities or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with digital content
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision, to balance competing priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with project planning and development of workflows
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and to prepare project documentation
  • Familiarity with HTML or XML
  • Familiarity with metadata standards.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience evaluating workflows and successfully designing or enhancing production-oriented work processes
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP or other web technologies
  • Experience or familiarity with scholarly publishing environment, including concepts such as peer review
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Supervisory experience.


Target salary: $36,000 – $44,000 annually.

To apply, please visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com, job opening 410104. Applications will be accepted through August 2, 2015.

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Digital Architect & Infrastructure Librarian, The University of Miami Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9142/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9142/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:04:16 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9142 The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for a collaborative and innovative Digital Infrastructure Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and working within a growing digital strategies team, the Digital Infrastructure Librarian, a newly defined position in the UM Libraries, will manage the current systems and technical workflows that support the digital library infrastructure. The UM Libraries are undertaking a review of our current infrastructure (principally made up of CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, Archon, Omeka, Kaltura, and homegrown web exhibits). This position will play a critical role in leading the evaluation, as well as the work to design and implement systems and workflows that will better serve our users and allow us to better leverage and support emerging technologies and standards. The Digital Infrastructure Librarian will work closely with the Web and Application Development team, the Head of Digital Production and staff, special collections curators, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and other library staff integrally involved in our digital infrastructure and content.

The University

The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science.

The Library

The University of Miami Libraries rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.6 million volumes including 771,000 ebooks, and 92,958 current serials titles including 90,550 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,370 undergraduates, 5,259 graduate students, and 13,058 full and part time faculty and staff.  Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 56 professional and 90 support staff and are a member of ARL, CNI, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partners, SEFLIN, IFLA, IATUL, HathiTrust, APTrust, DPN, and Lyrasis.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:


  • In close collaboration with the Web and Application Development unit and Systems Administrator, manage the overall architecture of the digital library infrastructure.
  • Work with the Head of Digital Production, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, and the Systems Librarian to ensure robust workflows for ingest, management, preservation, and access to digital content.
  • Lead a team to assess the current infrastructure through appropriate assessment tools, gather user stories (requirements) from curators, digital production staff, users, and others, and make recommendations for changes in the infrastructure.
  • Dependent on recommendations, lead a team to develop specifications for changes in the infrastructure.
  • Serve as the product owner for any infrastructure development or implementation of a vended system, including, actively participating in development process through provision of feedback and testing, and serving as the communication channel between the users and the development team.
  • Develop migration strategies for content as needed.
  • Write and maintain documentation in collaboration with other staff as appropriate.
  • Continue assessment of infrastructure and workflows.
  • Maintain familiarity with national and international best practices, established and emerging technologies, and applications in the digital library sphere.
  • Supervise and manage staff as needed.


  • Network, collaborate, and actively participate in local, regional, national, and/or international organizations regarding digital library issues;
  • Represent and promote the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate; and
  • Serve on/participate in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree and 2 years experience working with digital library systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working experience with at least two digital library systems (such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, Omeka, etc.).
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in digital library technologies and infrastructure.
  • A good understanding of current trends in metadata and digital preservation.
  • Experience working with a team of developers.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.
  • Evidence of capacity for professional development, involvement, and contribution.


  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages.
  • Experience in developing and leading new services and programs for multidisciplinary set of stakeholders.
  • Experience working in an agile or semi-agile environment.
  • Knowledge of data issues in the research/knowledge creation lifecycle.

Salary & Benefits

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Send nominations and applications to:

Human Resources Manager
University of Miami Libraries
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds. 

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Digital Initiative Librarian / Assistant Professor, Idaho State University http://www.diglib.org/archives/9070/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9070/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:58:28 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9070 Posting Number: req209
12 Month Full-Time
Library Admin
Library Bldg

Primary Purpose

Supports digital scholarship initiatives including: providing assistance in the digitization of special collections, managing existing digital library services, and informing the creation of new digital services. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the Digital Initiatives Librarian works with staff and faculty throughout the library to provide innovative digital library services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate digital library projects among faculty, librarians, and staff; develop project plans, general project documentation, specifications, workflows, and timelines for successful completion of digital library projects.
  • Supervise a classified and professional staff of 3 FTE to support library technology including workstations, servers, and other technology.
  • Lead staff in the identification of digital resource needs and solutions.
  • Identify and lead new digital initiatives.
  • Assist with staff training related to digital collections and technologies.
  • Develop and implement new digital library services in partnership with staff across the libraries such as mobile applications or cloud based integrated library systems.
  • Formulate policies, procedures and best practices for the production, management, and preservation of digital content and metadata, technical workflow, quality control, and associated intellectual property issues.
  • Assist in setting up new collections or content in the various service areas including institutional repository and digital archives; assist in improving workflows for these services as needed.
  • Provide technical expertise in digital applications and lead the evaluation and implementation of technologies related to the management and dissemination of digital content, e.g. digital asset management system, institutional repository, and online exhibition tools.
  • Leverage technical skills in managing content migration, sharing collections with aggregators, improving and normalizing encoding and descriptive practices.
  • Engage with and stay current on digital trends, technologies, and industry standards to provide direction and leadership for the library in the rapidly changing digital environment.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that strategically advance the Library’s mission.
  • Contribute to the campus discussion about digital initiatives and information.
  • Participates in reference desk duty.
  • Assists faculty, students, staff and other users on a one-on-one basis by answering specific information requests, offering research assistance and guiding users in the effective use of a broad range of information resources offered by the Library.
  • Serves as a bibliographer to designated academic departments and oversees the selection of materials in assigned subject areas.
  • Assists in collection development and evaluation; monitors pertinent portions of the acquisitions budget; works to develop and maintain good relations with faculty members.
  • Participates in professional activities, including university and library committees and task forces, and attends professional meetings.
  • Participates in the Library’s instruction program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program by date of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and manage existing digital library projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple computer platforms including UNIX/Linux, and Windows and associated hardware.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated good organizational skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in library faculty activities as needed such as public services, instruction, bibliography, and library committee work.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the Library to appropriate campus units, to participate in professional activities and committee assignments within the Library and on campus, and to participate in local, regional, and national outreach and professional activities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with relational databases such as SQL, MySQL, SOLR AND MSAccess.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of metadata and content standards i.e., MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, and AACR2, etc.
  • Familiarity with of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format
  • Demonstrated experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML; style sheets such as CSS and XSL; and other XML-related technologies
  • Demonstrated experience with Java, JavaScript, Perl, UNIX shell scripting, PHP, or similar
  • Familiarity with wireless technology
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux server configuration and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated track record developing and implementing user-centered digital projects.
  • Familiarity with cloud based computing
  • Familiarity with digital repositories, online publishing platforms and content management systems.
  • Familiarity with programming and application creation for mobile environments
  • Familiarity with advanced XML-related technologies such as XSLT, XQuery
  • Familiarity with academic library cataloging practices and procedures
  • Familiarity with Resource Description Framework, and related technologies
  • Supervisory experience

To Apply

Apply online at: careers.isu.edu

Direct link: https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=209

Please submit the following documents with your application:

Curriculum vitae, Letter of application that addresses job requirements, list of references. Position will remain open until filled.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.

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Meet the 2015 DLF Forum Fellows! http://www.diglib.org/archives/9102/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9102/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:20:26 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9102 This year, the Digital Library Federation was thrilled to offer five separate fellowship programs for attendees to our annual DLF Forum. The generosity of our sponsors, partners, and member organizations will make it possible for the following 15 deserving awardees to attend the 2015 DLF Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 26–28.

A very warm welcome to our 2015 DLF Forum Fellows!

ARL + DLF Fellows from Underrepresented Groups

In 2010, the Digital Library Federation made a positive change and commitment to being an open organization, welcoming members from all parts of the digital library community, soliciting contributions to the annual Forum from members and non members alike, and making every effort to connect conversations that extend beyond our organizational borders. Our community grew as a result, and our Forums have been enriched with new voices and perspectives that yield a more dynamic and exciting event.

The DLF Forum is fairly gender-balanced both for speakers and attendees. We see limited representation from a number of communities, however, and seek to increase participant diversity. To this end, we continue to offer our ARL + DLF Forum Fellowships for Underrepresented Groups (established 2013), for the 2015 Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

These fellows are part of or were nominated by a current DLF member institution, or otherwise identify their institutions as community colleges, historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges or universities (TCUs), or state, local, or regional tribal governments. Fellows are interested in actively contributing to the DLF Forum and are part of a traditionally underrepresented group including, but not limited to, people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

Jasmine Jones

Metadata and Technical Services Archivist
Smith College

Shanée Yvette Murrain

Seminary Archivist, Bishop Reverdy C. Ransom Memorial Library
Payne Theological Seminary

T-Kay Sangwand
Archivist for Human Rights Documentation Initiative | Librarian for Brazilian Studies at Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Yasmeen Shorish

Physical & Life Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor
James Madison University

Learn more about the ARL + DLF Fellows from Underrepresented Groups.

DLF + ER&L Cross-Pollinator Travel Award Fellows

Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) and DLF are pleased to announce the recipients of two travel grants to the 2015 DLF Forum in Vancouver, BC.

The purpose of these grants is to extend the opportunity to attend the DLF Forum to two library professionals who would not typically be able to go, but who can envision and articulate a connection with their ER&L-related work and who see great value in building a dynamic and diverse peer network. The cross-pollinator grants are also part of an ongoing effort to explore connections between these two communities. In turn, DLF and ER&L will come together to support DLF community members in attending the ER&L 2016 conference from April 3–6 in Austin, Texas.

Kelsey Brett

Discovery Systems Librarian
University of Houston Libraries

Jonathan Shank
Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian
Northwestern University
@ShankLib | http://galter.northwestern.edu/

Learn more about the DLF + ER&L Cross-Pollinator Travel Award Fellows.

DLF Forum Museum Cross-Pollinators

For the second year, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the DLF are supporting fellowships for practicing museum professionals seeking more exposure on the trends in digital libraries. The DLF community is always looking for ways to expand the conversation around digital collections and related activities and include new perspectives at the Forum.

The goal of these fellowships is to bring cross-pollinators—museum professionals who can provide unique perspectives to our work and share a vision of the cultural heritage world from their perspective—to the conference. In our increasingly networked world, we hope to increase communication between all groups interested in the future of digital resources, including museums, libraries, colleges and universities, and anyone working in the realm of digital collections and services.

Sumitra Duncan

New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Web Archiving Coordinator
Frick Art Reference Library

Neil Sreenan

Manager, Digital Asset Systems
Dallas Museum of Art
@nsreenan | neilsreenan.com

Bojana Vidović

National Museum Zrenjanin, Serbia

Scott Williams
Data & Database Administrator
Yale University Art Gallery
@moltude | http://moltude.com

Learn more about the DLF Forum Museum Cross-Pollinators.

DLF Forum Students and New Professionals Fellows

The DLF community welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices at its annual DLF Forum. To further this aim, we continue to provide DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals to attend the 2015 DLF Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 26–28.

The DLF community includes staff who work in cultural heritage organizations who are lively, intellectually engaged, and inquisitive, but who are not always routinely funded to travel to conferences where they can learn more about the library profession, see digital initiatives from other institutions, and meet leaders in the profession. The Forum is an excellent place to hear about the latest advances in digital librarianship, to meet new colleagues and contacts, and to get involved with DLF initiatives.

Celia Emmelhainz

Social Sciences Data Librarian
Colby College
@celiemme | databrarians.org

Angela Galvan

Digital Reformatting Specialist and Head of Interlibrary Services
The Ohio State University

Christine Malinowski
Fellow for Research Data Management
MIT Libraries

Hannivett Nabahe
Graduate Student
School of Information at the University of Arizona

Learn more about the DLF Forum Students and New Professionals Fellows.

VRA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant Fellow

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) and the DLF are pleased to support a Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant for the DLF Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 26–28.

The goal of the VRA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant is to bring a cross-pollinator—a visual resources professional working in a library, archive, museum, or academic setting who can provide a unique perspective with DLF and share a vision of the digital library world from their perspective—to the conference. The grant recipient can envision and articulate a connection with their work and sees great value in building a dynamic and diverse peer network.

The Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant is a reciprocal program between the DLF and VRA. The program will also bring a digital library practitioner who typically attends the DLF Forum to the 2016 ARLIS/NA + VRA conference in Seattle, March 8–12.

Andrea Schuler
Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture
Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries

Learn more about this year’s VRA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant Fellow.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making these fellowships possible.


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