Digital Services Coordinator, DePaul University Library

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Discovery Services, the Coordinator of Digital Services provides broad oversight and leadership for the Library’s overall Web presence and related digital access platforms and services; works collaboratively with Library colleagues, university stakeholders, and consortial partners to facilitate teaching, learning, scholarly publishing, and online resource discovery through Web application development and integration, interface design, usability testing and usage data analysis, local content creation, and the effective dissemination of library-generated information utilizing a broad range of platforms and services.

The Digital Services unit of the DePaul University Library has provided leadership in recent years for digitization projects such as the DePaul Heritage CollectionsVincentian Collections including historic texts, images, maps, and manuscript materials, and Napoleonic-Era Broadsides Collection, as well as an array of projects in the digital humanities and data-intensive social sciences, including the DePaul Map of the Month program. In addition, the Digital Services unit has provided support for the expansion and management of the DePaul institutional repository, Via Sapientiae, and the numerous journals, books, and other collections provided through Via as part of DePaul’s expanding library publishing program. Finally, the digital services program is an essential component in DePaul’s engagement in consortial programs such as Chicago Collections.

If you are interested in joining a vibrant and collaborative library community in the City of Chicago, please visit the following employment page to learn more about the position and to submit an application (Job ID 1923): http://library.depaul.edu/about/Pages/employment.aspx.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure best consideration, please submit your application by March 11, 2016.

About DePaul University:
Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (also known as the Vincentians), DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States and currently enrolls almost 24,000 students in 10 schools and colleges offering 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. One of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the nation, DePaul’s faculty teach across multiple campuses in Chicago and its suburbs. DePaul University has been recognized in national publications for its diversity, service-learning programs, and sustainability efforts, and is the home to nationally recognized academic programs in the College of Business, the College of Computing and Digital Media, and The Theatre School. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked DePaul as one of the country’s “most innovative schools” (http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=2936).

About the DePaul University Library:
The DePaul University Library is comprised of the John T. Richardson Library, the Loop Library, and library service programs delivered to DePaul’s suburban campuses. The DePaul University Library is a partner in a number of campus programs, including the first-year experience (Chicago Quarter), the Teaching Commons, and the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities. In 2013, a major renovation of the Richardson Library facilitated the launch of the Richardson Library Information Commons, a technology-enhanced space including individual, group, and collaborative work spaces, Learning Commons and Scholar’s Lab. The DePaul University Library is housed in the Division of Teaching and Learning Resources, which includes the DePaul Art Museum and Faculty Instructional Technology Services, and is an active member of local, regional, and national consortia, including CARLI, Chicago Collections, the Center for Research Libraries, the Library Publishing Coalition, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. In 2015, DePaul joined the Federal Depository Library Program as one of its first “digital depository” members and contributed to the design and launch of Explore Chicago Collections (http://explore.chicagocollections.org/), which has been described as “a game-changing collaboration between libraries, universities, & museums.”

For more information about the DePaul University Library, visit http://library.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx