DLF https://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Fri, 27 May 2016 18:55:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dean, University Library, Cal State University-Fullerton https://www.diglib.org/archives/11988/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11988/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 18:55:39 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11988 Job Title: Dean, University Library
Classification Administrator IV-Range A
AutoReqId 8777BR
Department University Library- Administration
Sub-Division University Library
Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Appointment Type At Will
Time Base Full-Time
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; occasional evening and weekend hours.

Job Summary The dean of the Library reports to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and has primary responsibility for administering instructional programs; planning and administering the Library’s annual budget; planning and administering the Library’s physical infrastructure; leading the Library’s outreach and fundraising efforts; making independent recommendations on all Library personnel matters; recommending appointment of chairs and supervising their administrative actions; providing leadership in curricular improvement, innovation, and assessment of student learning; creating and sustaining an environment supportive of research, scholarship, teaching, academic excellence, and student success; representing the Library in the larger University and community; and serving as an effective member of the Council of Deans and President’s Advisory Board. The dean must be able to interpret policies developed at the University, state, and federal levels and implement them effectively. The dean also supervises the Library’s professional, technical, and clerical staff to ensure that integrated efforts of the staff are directed toward the accomplishment of University and Library goals. The dean works closely with the Chancellor’s Office in system-wide efforts and stays current on all policies and procedures. The dean coordinates efforts with the Division of Information Technology, the Office of Academic Programs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, and various campus units that support instructional services. Finally, the dean performs other duties as may be assigned by the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

• Provide collegial and strategic leadership for the strengthening of existing programs and the development of new programs
• Provide leadership for the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff
• Lead the Library’s fundraising and grant-seeking efforts
• Assume responsibility for the supervision of the Library’s support staff and personnel
• Oversee the management of Library resources and retain accountability for their equitable and effective allocation and use
• Support faculty members’ scholarship, teaching, and learning as they advance their disciplines
• Develop and maintain professional relationships with all departments and colleges
• Participate fully with other CSU University Librarians in system-wide library initiatives
• Ensure that the Library is able to provide the quality, affordable, and innovative educational content and learning spaces crucial to student academic success and timely graduation from undergraduate and graduate programs
• Collaborate across the University and with the external community to advance CSUF’s mission and strategic priorities


A complete application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications above as well as a personal diversity statement; a curriculum vitae; and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five professional and/or academic references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications can be submitted in confidence at apps.fullerton.edu/MPPRecruitment.

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by August 5, 2016 are assured full consideration. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to executivesearch@fullerton.edu.

Essential Qualifications
•Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree and a record of teaching and/or administrative service sufficient to be appointed to a tenured full professor position in the University
•Three or more years of leadership experience in areas including: strategic and operational planning, budgeting, human resource management, program assessment, faculty development, curriculum development, and technological innovation and/or library management
•Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff in a shared governance environment
•Record of supporting faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, and service
•Ability to generate external support and fundraising to support the mission of the Library
•The ability to contribute to the University’s strategic goals (planning.fullerton.edu)
•A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Preferred Qualifications
•Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library and Information Science or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
•A minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic or research library
•Comprehensive knowledge of each area of the Library
•Demonstrated experience leading organizational change and developing and maintaining partnerships outside of the university
•Experience working in a consortial environment in a medium to large academic or research library
•Experience working with a Library Services platform such as Alma

Special Working Conditions The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton utilizes the E-Verify program and is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Cal State Fullerton, a leading institution of the 23-campus California State University system, enrolls more than 38,000 students and offers 109 degree programs. An intellectual and cultural center for Orange County, Cal State Fullerton is a primary driver of workforce and economic development throughout the region and a national model for supporting student success through innovative, high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research. The University embraces its rich diversity, recognizing that it both enhances the educational experience for students and uniquely prepares them to excel as emergent leaders in the global marketplace and in their communities. Cal State Fullerton is recognized as a top public university in the West, in particular for its work in supporting underrepresented students in earning a college degree. For more about Cal State Fullerton, visit fullerton.edu.
Hiring Preference None
Application Deadline 05-Aug-2016

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/n9rv5xtz6q

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Digital Library of Georgia Public Manager, Digital Library of Georgia/University of Georgia Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/11985/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11985/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 19:10:28 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11985 Digital Library of Georgia Project Manager

Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia seeks a Digital Library of Georgia Project Manager who will be responsible to the Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) for managing all aspects of assigned digital projects and supporting the DLG’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Duties also include overseeing the creation, management, and maintenance of digital resources and metadata for the DLG. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating metadata creation for the department as a whole. Digitized materials represent a wide range of formats in their original form. Resource descriptions are based upon a range of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, and EAD (Encoded Archival Description). Metadata coordination for the DLG involves cross-divisional or cross-institutional collaboration and takes advantage of the interoperability of various metadata schemes. The Project Manager will supervise three librarians and one paraprofessional staff member.

On-campus contacts include interaction with other Department staff in all areas of the University of Georgia Libraries as well as teaching faculty, staff, and students. Off-campus contacts include staff in libraries around the state of Georgia as well as the Digital Public Library of America and Georgia Public Library Services. In all activities, the goal is to develop a service-oriented, efficient, and effective operation.

The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers, primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats. Each project is made available freely to the public as part of GALILEO. To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/957.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Research Data Management Librarian And Head, Scholarly Communication Department, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/11980/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11980/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 18:05:15 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11980 Research Data Management Librarian And Head, Scholarly Communication Department

Assistant Or Associate Librarian

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library which is the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. Indiana University is an organizational member of the Research Data Alliance, working internationally to bridge research data-use and sharing across domains and disciplines.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a proactive, innovative, collaborative Department Head for Scholarly Communications, with additional responsibilities as Research Data Management Librarian. The incumbent will be responsible for directing the work of the department in addition to personal responsibility for the development and delivery of research data management services. In addition to experience in scholarly communications, relevant experience for this position could include directing a similar research data management program within a research library or within a lab or research environment.

The Scholarly Communication Department works to increase campus awareness of scholarly communication issues such as intellectual property, the economics of scholarly publishing, alternative publishing models, and increased access to scholarly resources (e.g., research data, grey literature, and published materials). In addition to leading initiatives and services for the management, preservation, and access to research data, the department is responsible for services using the institutional repository as well as open access publishing initiatives, working in close collaboration with the IU Press under the university’s Office of Scholarly Publishing.

Working in a cross-functional matrix the department head will engage with units within the Libraries — especially Library Technologies, Scholarly Communications, the Office of Scholarly Publishing, and with subject librarians, to provide Scholarly Communications services and data management expertise for both the libraries and individual researchers as part of the IU Scholars’ Commons suite of digital scholarship services. In addition to working with library units and scholars, this position will foster collaborations and relationships that complement the Libraries’ capacity to support the University’s interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives. Broad institutional partnerships, instrumental in ensuring cohesion and collaboration in scholarly communications and data management resources at the institutional level, include partnerships with many different IU offices. These include Indiana University’s Office of Research Administration, University Information Technology Services, Pervasive Technology Institute-Data to Insight Center, and Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, as well as external national organizations, such as the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department will be responsible for creating the vision and directing program operations and personnel by setting program goals, policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and sustainability. In addition, the position partners with campus units and other library departments such as the Office of Scholarly Publishing and Library Technologies to develop solutions for collecting, disseminating, and preserving new forms of scholarly communication. These activities coalesce to create educational and outreach materials for intellectual property issues as well as consultative services regarding scholarly works permissions and strategy that are key to the Program’s success.



  • Develop strategic directions for the Scholarly Communications Department and assess program progress that align with the library and campus strategic plans.
  • Lead and implement key initiatives associated with the Scholarly Communications Program.
  • Manage Scholarly Communications Department daily operations and supervise, direct, and support program staff (currently 1 Scholarly Communications Librarian and 1 Open Access Publishing Manager).
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections Services, , Library Technologies, Technical Services), campus units (e.g. Office of Scholarly Publishing, Offices of Vice-President and Vice-Provost for Research, Data to Insight Center, campus governance committees, and groups relevant to intellectual property), IU units (e.g. IU Office of the General Counsel, University Information Technology Services), and national organizations (e.g. SPARC, LPC and others.).
  • Manage and coordinate the content elements for the library’s Scholarly Communications Department web presence in coordination with the Department of Discovery and User Experience.
  • Lead and develop the IU Libraries Program for research data management within the Scholarly Communications department.

Consultation and Instruction

  • Along with program staff and librarians, consult with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral students/fellows on publishing choices, understanding publishing agreements, benefits of open access publishing, retention of rights, and overall management of intellectual property.
  • Lead library contributions to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data, thus maximizing the utility of it.
  • Serve as a library consultant to IUB faculty, researchers, and project teams on the development of data management plans for grant applications and general data stewardship, including serving as a collaborative team member for data curation throughout the research process.
  • Participate in the design and development of data services relative to the institutional repository (IR).
  • Develop an education program and curriculum for faculty, researchers, and students regarding research data management and data publishing and re-use including areas such as open access, data management, copyright, fair use, and author rights.
  • Coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on data management fundamentals and services to incorporate data management, citation, and preservation into library services.
  • Inform the IU community of the significance of national scholarly communications trends and contribute to the campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students, and libraries in the digital environment retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system.

Outreach and Collaborations

  • Coordinate with the IU Enterprise Scholarly Systems and Library Technologies team to ensure that the IU Bloomington campus repository scholarly content is well curated, discoverable, and preserved in the IU Digital Repository.
  • Collaborate with the IU Copyright Librarian on matters concerning copyright issues for faculty and graduate students and for managed content within the Scholarly Communications program.
  • Work with departments and research centers on the IU Bloomington campus to provide education, outreach, and to develop new services that support trends in scholarly communications and data transparency and availability.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to management of scholarly communications and data management programs.
  • Two or more years of experience in management and staff supervision.
  • Ability to interpret and apply library and university policies and guidelines in a service setting.
  • Knowledge of user experience principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant technical and descriptive standards, existing and emerging, for scholarly communications and data management objects.
  • Knowledge of institutional repository technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including submission requirements, Intellectual Property and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository workflows and selection for data preservation.
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and direct reports.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position at IU. (IU Bloomington Libraries Promotion and Tenure Criteria – https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)


  • Experience that includes cross-disciplinary subject knowledge and a research background in data management in one or more areas of science, social sciences, or humanities.
  • Experience working in agile development teams, preferably as a product owner or product council member, including experience with software development teams and other multi-disciplinary team projects.
  • Coursework or certification in scholarly communications, data management, curation, or preservation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to scholarly communications/publishing and new modes of scholarly communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in academic or research settings as they relate to creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources, especially across an array of disciplines and contexts.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:


Review of applications will begin Friday, July 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian I), University of Texas Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/11977/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11977/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 15:03:19 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11977 Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian I)
University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Salary is $49,500+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications

June 3, 2016 deadline for first review

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused Learning & Assessment Librarian dedicated to student learning and evidence-based decision making for the improvement of teaching programs.   The Learning & Assessment Librarian will lead projects to assess student learning in programs supported by Teaching & Learning Services, including Undergraduate Studies (UGS) and RHE 306, and to assess learning objects. The successful candidate will also support liaison librarians to incorporate student learning assessment into their information literacy initiatives and work with the Assessment Officer to assess learning spaces. As a core member of the instruction team, the Learning & Assessment Librarian will work with UGS faculty to integrate information literacy into their courses by teaching, consulting on assignment design and creating exercises, guides and tutorials, as well as teach in other Teaching & Learning Services programs. Teaching & Learning Services, a highly collaborative and user-focused team, is located in and oversees the PCL Learning Commons, which includes 5 technology-rich active learning classrooms used for information literacy instruction.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides information literacy instruction through in-person or online sessions, research guides, tutorials, assignments/exercises and consultations and collaborations with faculty and teaching assistants.
  • Takes a leadership role in assessing student learning with the goal of program improvement.
  • Supports liaison librarians to incorporate assessment of student learning outcomes into their instruction.
  • Provides expert research assistance to UT Libraries users.
  • Works closely with Teaching & Learning Services on departmental projects.
  • Serves on Libraries and University committees and working groups, and participates in local, state and/or national professional organizations.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience collaborating with faculty on information literacy initiatives for undergraduates, including teaching library instruction sessions, and creating library instruction materials such as tutorials, research guides and assignments. Experience assessing undergraduate student learning of information literacy skills. Demonstrated knowledge of assessment techniques for student learning or learning spaces. Demonstrated interest in the first-year experience. Knowledge of current issues in information literacy instruction. Demonstration of a strong service orientation. Excellent written, verbal, teaching and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing an assessment program. Knowledge of usability methodology, focus group methodology and/or survey methods. Experience consulting with colleagues or faculty on assessment of student learning. Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using data analysis or statistical software applications such as Excel, SPSS, Nvivo, Atlas or R. Experience creating and using rubrics to assess student work. Experience teaching first-year students, graduate students and faculty. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological and team-oriented environment. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Salary and Benefits: $49,500 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, application materials are due by the first review date, June 3, 2016.

Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.

Learning and Assessment Librarian (job posting #16-05-20-01-0088):


The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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Manager of Archive Solutions, Gates Archive https://www.diglib.org/archives/11975/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11975/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 14:40:54 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11975 The deadline for application is June 13th, 2016. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@gatesarchive.com.


The Gates Archive is the trusted custodian of the philanthropic and personal archival collections of the Gates Family. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and results-driven organization – one which values creativity, collaboration, and innovative thinking.

The Manager of Archive Solutions will report to the Director of Gates Archive, and will be responsible for the development and execution of business and technology solutions to effectively fulfill the organization’s mission.

A successful candidate for this position will be able to work independently and under direction, demonstrating comfort with ambiguity, exceptional communication skills and ability to execute while maintaining a positive and collaborative approach.


The Archive Solutions Manager works closely with and under the guidance of the Director to:

  • Provide dynamic and strategic leadership across the archive in order to deliver business and technical solutions that enable the archive to fulfill its mission and goals
  • Plan, develop, and execute short and long-range strategies for all aspects of the archive’s solution environment: process workflows, hardware, software, digitization, strategic planning, assessment, and program management
  • Supervise the Solutions team to ensure quality delivery of services and collaboration – including goal-setting, performance management, professional development, etc.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive Solutions operating budget
  • Proactively support the ongoing research, evaluation, and recommendation of archival tools
  • Foster an environment for the entire archive team to experiment and innovate on new services and tools
  • Sustain and enhance connections between archivists, technologists, and project teams
  • Develop and successfully manage vendor relationships
  • Actively participate in activities to promote and advance the profession
  • Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with a high degree of accuracy. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated expertise defining, planning, executing, and managing technology initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of technology and archive or library professionals to effectively implement technology solutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of server and storage architectures
  • Proven ability to develop one and five-year budget plans and effectively manage financial forecast vs actual
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to prioritize work, meet multiple deadlines, and deliver focused decision-making
  • Strong organizational, managerial, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to identify emerging trends in archive or library technology solutions

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated command of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation (appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, and access)
  • Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and PREMIS)
  • Experience handling digital media and born-digital files in archival collections
  • Experience with the implementation of digital repository systems
  • Experience leading digital programs including digitization, DAMS management, and related delivery systems
  • Experience interpreting and applying restrictions for access to and/or use of archival materials

Computer skills

  • MS Office
  • MS SharePoint (SP 2010 preferred)
  • Experience using archive collection management systems
  • Experience using standards based cataloging systems
  • Experience using database software and Internet search engines

Language Ability:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of donors or employees of organization

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form


  • A Master’s Degree of History, or Library & Information Science (ALA accredited), or other relevant advanced degree
  • Minimum five years relevant work experience in a cultural heritage environment leading technology or digital library projects

Working Conditions:

  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers to handle or touch/sense, talk and hear
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; 15-20 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; reach with hands and arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, and risk of electrical shock
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • Travel estimated to be <5%

Abilities & Behaviors: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Teamwork – Collaborates and communicates within and across teams, enabling workflow and positive partnerships
  • Personal Accountability – Drives toward results while taking personal responsibility for their actions and professional interactions
  • Continuous Improvement – Develops strategies for continuous improvement and protects against avoidable mistakes
  • Ethics & Integrity – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position; Approaches situations with diplomacy, tact and discretion; Inspires the trust of others; Reacts well under pressure
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
  • Communication – Demonstrates clear and persuasive verbal and written communication skills; Able to receive/listen, understand, clarify, and respond appropriately to situations; Varies style to meet needs
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly
  • Fiscal Responsibility – Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time

Each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of an organization. That contribution is not limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified or assigned. It is expected that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure overall success.

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2016 ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships https://www.diglib.org/archives/11948/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11948/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 14:40:21 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11948 ARL logoDLF logo




This year, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will again sponsor a number of fellowship and travel awards meant to foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields.

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual DLF Forum, which will be held November 7-9, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive a complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF and shared in ARL news venues.

History of the ARL+DLF Fellowship

The DLF Forum typically achieves good gender balance, both for speakers and attendees—but our project to increase participant diversity and create an ever more inclusive community is an ongoing one. To this end, DLF began partnering with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 2013 to welcome “Forum Fellows from Underrepresented Groups.” Beginning in 2016, based on feedback from program participants and members of our new DLF Forum planning committee on inclusion, awardees will be simply be known as ARL+DLF Forum Fellows. We are also proud to be strengthening the networking opportunities available to our Fellows, both at and beyond the Forum, in collaboration with colleagues across our two associations.

Eligibility Requirements

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowship applicants must be nominated by an ARL member institution, a DLF member institution, or a community college, historically black college or university (HBCU), tribal college or university (TCU), or state, local, or regional tribal government. Applicants should identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

To Apply

Send an email to awards@diglib.org with the subject “ARL+DLF Forum Fellowship: [Your Name]”, containing one PDF document that includes the following items:

  • Brief cover letter of nomination from a supervisor, dean, relevant senior colleague, or other organizational leader.
  • Personal statement from the candidate (under 500 words) explaining their involvement in digital libraries and related fields, indicating eligibility, and describing how they see themselves benefiting from and participating in the DLF Forum and wider DLF and ARL communities.
  • Statement of candidate’s need, including a brief budget request, with estimated costs of travel and lodging for the DLF Forum not otherwise covered by institutional professional development funds (which should be applied where possible).

Applications are due by 8am EDT on June 13th, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/ and on Twitter at @ARLnews.

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners dedicated to the advancement of research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among the staff of its 145 institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues. DLF can be found on the web at https://www.diglib.org/ and on Twitter at @CLIRDLF.

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DLF Forum Fellowships for Students & New Professionals https://www.diglib.org/archives/11961/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11961/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 14:40:10 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11961 recent Forum imagesThe DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community and signature event, the annual DLF Forum. To that end, once again this year, we will fund a number of DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. The Forum is an excellent place to learn about the latest advances in digital librarianship and allied fields, to meet new colleagues and contacts, and to get involved with DLF interest groups and initiatives.

These fellowships are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the DLF Forum, which will be held November 7-9, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. DLF’s Student and New Professionals Fellows additionally receive complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants and nominations must come from a current DLF member institution. The following full- or part-time individuals are eligible:

  • Library employees (regardless of employment classification) at DLF member institutions who have been in the profession for fewer than 3 years, and whose work is wholly or predominantly related to the creation, maintenance, and/or use of digital libraries.
  • Graduate and undergraduate student assistants at DLF member institutions who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor and who may be considering a digital library career.

Please note: each DLF member institution is permitted to submit one candidate per Forum for this award.

To Apply

Send an email to awards@diglib.org with the subject “ARL+DLF Forum Fellowship: [Your Name]”, containing one PDF document that includes the following items:

  • Brief cover letter of nomination from a supervisor, dean, relevant senior colleague, or other organizational leader.
  • Personal statement from the candidate (under 500 words) explaining their involvement in digital libraries and related fields, indicating eligibility, and describing how they see themselves benefiting from and participating in the DLF Forum and wider DLF and ARL communities.
  • Statement of candidate’s need, including a brief budget request, with estimated costs of travel and lodging for the DLF Forum not otherwise covered by institutional professional development funds (which should be applied where possible).

Applications are due by 8am EDT on June 13th, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

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call for nominees: NDSA Coordinating Committee https://www.diglib.org/archives/11943/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11943/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 18:01:38 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11943 National Digital Stewardship AllianceMembers of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance join together to form a consortium of over 165 partnering organizations, including universities, professional associations, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. Committed to preserving access to our national digital heritage, we each offer our diverse skills, perspectives, experiences, cultures and orientations to achieve what we could not do alone.

NDSA’s Coordinating Committee (CC) provides strategic leadership to the community in coordination with working group co-chairs. Working on the CC is an opportunity to contribute your leadership for the community as a whole while collaborating with a wonderful group of dynamic and motivated professionals. NDSA is a diverse community, working on a critical mission and we seek candidates to join the CC that bring their diverse skills, perspectives, experiences, cultures and orientations to bear on leadership initiatives.

The CC is dedicated to ensuring a strategic direction for NDSA, to the advancement of NDSA activities to achieve strategic goals and furthering communication. One example of collaborative work within the community to further communication is the production of the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. The CC is responsible for reviewing and approving NDSA membership applications and publications;  updating eligibility standards for membership in the alliance, and other bylaws;engaging with stakeholders in the community; and working to enroll new members committed to our core mission. The CC commitment is for three years. NDSA has an annual membership meeting coordinated with the DLF Forum each fall. The CC meets at the annual meeting and via a monthly conference call.

If you are interested in joining the CC yourself, or want to nominate another member, please send the name, e-mail address, and NDSA-affiliated institution of the nominee to ndsa@diglib.org by June 15.  We particularly encourage and welcome nominations of people from underrepresented groups and sectors.

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One (1) open position
University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
Salary is $33,336+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications

The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seeks an enterprising, adaptable, and energetic Senior Library Specialist to provide descriptive metadata for the Libraries’ extensive cartographic resources collections. The Senior Library Specialist reports to and works closely with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources unit to assist with managing and prioritizing map cataloging and metadata projects, and to train students and staff. The position also works closely and collaboratively with staff in the PCL Map Room, the Benson Latin American Collection, and the Walter Geology Library on cartographic resources cataloging and metadata projects. The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of cartographic materials, coupled with the ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and policies in a continuously evolving environment. Candidates with a degree in Geography, Geological Sciences, Cartography, Surveying, Geographic Information Science, Information Science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

Provide descriptive metadata for maps and atlases in all formats using MARC and/or non-MARC metadata standards. Supervise and train staff and student workers. Work collaboratively with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources Unit to develop and provide staff training for catalogers. Assist the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources Unit to assess and prioritize map metadata projects in collaboration with staff in the PCL Map Room, LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection, and the Geology Library. Participate in library-wide projects to make cartographic resources available through a variety of outlets including the library catalog, geospatial web portals, and physical and digital exhibition sites.

Required qualifications

High school or GED. Four years of library experience. Working knowledge of cartographic materials. Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department. High proficiency using PC-based office applications. High level of comfort in digital environments coupled with the ability to read complex visual information. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to: recognize, define, and analyze problems, situations, or procedures; define objectives and implement action plans and recommendations. Ability to work independently and on a team. Strong interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience creating descriptive metadata for cartographic resources and geospatial materials in all formats. Degree in a related field, such as Geography, Geographic Information Science, Geological Sciences, or Cartography. Theoretical knowledge of current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats. Demonstrated experience using an Integrated Library System such as Sierra, and OCLC Connexion. Demonstrated experience with digital cartographic resources. Demonstrated experience with staff training including developing training materials. Experience with GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS). Supervisory experience. Working knowledge of a foreign language, especially Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian.

Salary and Benefits: $33,336 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.

Senior Library Specialist- Cartographic Resources Coordinator (job posting #16-05-13-01-8078):


The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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Digital Library Software Engineer – Linked Data Engineer, Stanford University Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/11936/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11936/#respond Wed, 18 May 2016 14:05:47 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11936 Software Developer 2 / 3

Job Family: Information Technology Services

Job Series: Software Developer

Job Code: 4822 / 23

Classification Level: J / L

Exemption: Exempt

Effective/Revision Date: 04/01/2015

Job Series Matrix URL: View PDF

Formal application must happen via the Stanford HR site at https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/mobile_stanford_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=70984&lang=en

People can contact Bess Sadler (bess@stanford.edu) for more information. 

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description


The Digital Library Software Engineer is a member of the Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) team in the Stanford University Libraries. The engineer will focus on the development and maintenance of Stanford’s Digital Library, with a focus on the integration and development of systems based on Linked Open Data technologies. The role will also engage in community-based development of technologies and approaches to advance the use and integration of Linked Data into production environments. This position works in an agile development environment at Stanford, and extensively with open source and standards communities in the Web, Library and Cultural Heritage sectors, such as the LD4Star, Hydra, IIIF, and the Fedora Repository projects.

As a senior developer, the role performs difficult and complex programming and analysis work, and contributes to all phases of a project, including systems analysis, program design, development, implementation and maintenance. Stanford’s efforts on these fronts are recognized internationally, and have a major programmatic impact on the University’s operation and that of Libraries and Repositories worldwide.


  • Propose, conceptualize, design, and implement solutions for difficult and complex applications independently, including both infrastructure and user-facing components.
  • Adapt and adopt technologies and methods from open source projects; participate in such efforts through code, process and community contributions, especially in the Cultural Heritage Linked Data environment.
  • Oversee testing, debugging, change control, and documentation for major projects, comprising both new development and refactoring of existing mission critical products.
  • Engage in strategic technical and architectural planning with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Define and promote complex application development administration and programming standards.
  • Oversee the support, maintenance, operation, and upgrades of applications.
  • Lead projects, as necessary, for special systems and application development in areas of complex problems.
  • Appropriately discuss, troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems in a team environment.
  • Work with other technical professionals—both within and outside Stanford—to develop standards and implement best practices.
  • Promote the adoption of Linked Data technologies within the institution and broadly within the community

* – Other duties may also be assigned

To qualify at Software Developer 2 level:

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or a similar combination of education and relevant experience.

Relevant experience may include:

  • Previous work related to libraries, digital preservation and/or digital repositories,
  • Participation in large, long-running and successful open source projects
  • Standards, architecture and/or engineering on linked-data based systems, within or outside the library domain

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications, such as those based on Linked Data.
  • Proficiency with application design and data modeling, such as for cultural heritage domains, common library-based XML-based schema, relational database and graph-based models.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical partners.
  • Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods, such as Java, Ruby / Ruby-on-Rails, Python, and X-query/XSLT.
  • Knowledge of library and linked data domains.

To qualify at Software Developer 3 level:

The above criteria, plus…

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a similar combination of education and relevant experience.

Relevant experience may include:

  • demonstrated success in engineering linked data systems at scale
  • demonstrated success in engineering for performance with linked data
  • successful leadership in open source or collaborative projects in the library or linked data domain

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications, such as those based on Linked Data.
  • Strong understanding of data design; architecture; graph-based, XML and relational data structures; and data modeling.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development life cycle and quality control practices, such as automated testing and test driven development practices.
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procesures.

Relevant experience at both levels may include:

  • Strong understanding of Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
  • Demonstrated experience with Linked Data patterns, data modeling and architecture
  • Successful participation and leadership in open source software development.

Certifications and Licenses:



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
  • Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evening and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and with external partner organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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