DLF https://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:57:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts, University of Texas Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/12314/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12314/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:57:25 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12314 Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts (Librarian I or II)
One (1) open position to be filled as either a Librarian I or Librarian II
University of Texas Libraries
, The University of Texas at Austin
Salary is $49,992+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications

Purpose of position: Provide strategic approaches to selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources and research life cycle support for Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts’ various design centers, Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts and Media, and other disciplines.

Essential functions: Provide reference assistance using appropriate media in all venues and channels, including individual and small group research consultation, and staffing of the Ask a Librarian virtual and in-person reference services. Manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research, with materials in any and all formats including streaming video. Develop content for subject-based web pages. Provide outreach to faculty and administration in subject departments to convey information about research consultation, collections and research lifecycle support services. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials. Provide marketing and assessment of library services. Engage in fundraising, development and outreach programs, such as exhibits and events. Collaborate with major art collections on campus including the Benson Latin American Collection, the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, Landmarks, the Warfield Center, and the Visual Arts Center. The position will work closely with FAL staff on departmental initiatives, take on additional subject areas as needed, actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts, as well as pertinent professional organizations and staff development opportunities. 

Librarian I required qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the Fine Arts. Experience engaging with faculty on library issues and/or learning objectives. Experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Strong understanding of approaches to and trends in assessment of academic library resources and services. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Evidence of active involvement in professional or scholarly associations.

Librarian I preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in art or art history. Experience with modern European or Asian languages. Successful professional library experience with responsibility for Fine Arts. Experience providing in-depth research consultation services in an academic environment. Experience with alternative art practices such as zine culture or artist books. Two years of experience providing library instruction to college-level students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Experience in development. Experience grant writing. Supervisory experience. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the essential functions. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Librarian II required qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Two years of relevant Subject Liaison Librarian experience in the Fine Arts. Experience providing in-depth research consultation services in an academic environment. Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty to achieve and assess information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways. Experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Strong understanding of approaches to and trends in assessment of academic library resources and services. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Evidence of active involvement in professional or scholarly associations.

Librarian II preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in art or art history. Experience with modern European or Asian languages. Two to four years of successful professional library experience with responsibility for Fine Arts. Experience with alternative art practices such as zine culture or artist books. Two years of experience providing library instruction to college-level students, faculty, and staff. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Experience in development. Experience grant writing. Supervisory experience. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the essential functions. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Salary and benefits:  $49,992 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 postings and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search:

Librarian I, job posting #16-07-18-01-0088

Librarian II, job posting #16-07-15-01-0086

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 Production Editor, New York University Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/12311/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12311/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:12:14 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12311 Job Title:

Digital Production Editor

Position Summary:

This position will work on a grant-funded project to create richly tagged online publications. Reporting to the project manager for the Enhanced Networked Monographs project, this position will have several components: work with a software developer and the project team to refine a set of terms from a large set of digital scholarly books; add semantic tags for those terms; and support the workflow to publish those books on a Web platform that enables interaction with digital resources and various methods of reader interactivity; and support the testing of these processes with partner presses.


Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience:
Min 3 years of experience with one or more of the following: Content Management Systems, parsers, indexing software, tagging, databases, RDF.

Preferred Experience:
Experience indexing or copy-editing scholarly books. Experience working with software developers. Experience working with linked open data and semantic markup vocabularies. Experience working with authors. Experience working in an academic library environment. Experience with project management.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including excellent English, grammar, spelling, and editing ability. Excellent interpersonal skills. Attention to detail.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Familiarity with the vocabulary of humanities and social science disciplines. Familiarity with scholarly subject ontologies or controlled vocabularies. Familiarity with XML.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our first “portal campus”, in NYU Abu Dhabi. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the Digital Library Federation. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf.

Additional Information:

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.

View Posting and Apply: 


]]> https://www.diglib.org/archives/12311/feed/ 0 Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College https://www.diglib.org/archives/12309/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12309/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:42:14 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12309 Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will employ both experience with History research methods and technical expertise to advance the integration of library liaison responsibilities and digital humanities to the History Department. We are seeking a creative librarian familiar with History collections and instruction who is motivated to investigate new tools and collaborate with faculty, students, and other librarians to initiate and support digital projects. This Digital Scholarship Librarian / Bibliographer advances digital scholarship by providing research services, technical support, and project management assistance, focusing on applications in the humanities, as well as providing liaison services for the History Department.

S/he maintains knowledge and practical expertise in an evolving interdisciplinary landscape of digital scholarship tools and methods. S/he works with researchers and the Digital Scholarship Team to define the scope, methodology, technology, and specifications and/or design of digital projects; collaborates with librarians and other campus agencies to develop outreach strategies and partnerships with History faculty and students supporting digital research projects; assesses trends in digital scholarship, identifying priorities for the attention of BC Libraries; and effectively deploys technical, scholarly, and project management skills to bring digital projects to completion.

This position is the primary liaison to the History Department, offering research support and library instruction; apprising faculty of new resources, evolving services and research tools; as well as introducing relevant technologies. Working with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, s/he effectively responds to requests, offers instruction, and manages the English collections, evaluating and selecting monographs and journals to support research and teaching needs.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Scholarship, the Librarian makes significant contributions to library digital initiatives through development of the digital scholarship program and by acting as a model and a resource for other Reference Librarian/Bibliographers. Supports History Department faculty, as well as post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. Provides direction for some student employee work activities.

Position Details:
Department: 060021 – ONeill Library
Position: 00003409 – Digital Scholarship Librarian/Bibliographer for History
Grade: 3RD


*Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

*The Digital Scholarship Librarian role requires at least two years of directly related experience with digital humanities and subject liaison responsibilities;  the Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian role requires a minimum of five years of directly related experience.

*Demonstrated application of digital humanities methods and technologies to investigate research questions, including but not limited to data visualization, mapping, statistical analysis, text mining and encoding, and other computational methods.

*Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of established and emerging technologies, such as website creation, online exhibitions, social media, digitization and OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards.

*Demonstrated knowledge of and experience supporting academic departments, including developing and managing research collections, providing research assistance, and teaching library instruction sessions.

*Must have a commitment to responsive and quality library services.

*Must be able to work collaboratively within a team environment.

*Superior oral and written communication skills across service, scholarly, and technology domains.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

In order to be considered as an official candidate to Boston College, please note that it is necessary to apply online at www.bc.edu/bcjobs.

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Associate Professor (Director, Distinctive Collections), University of Rhode Island https://www.diglib.org/archives/12306/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12306/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:39:10 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12306 Position Information

Posting Number SF00289
Job Title Associate Professor, (Director, Distinctive Collections)
Position Number 106724
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty/Professional Staff
Union AAUP – American Assoc of Univ Professors
Pay Grade Level
Pay Rate
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent

Department Information

Department Kingston Library
Contact(s) Gail Henriques
Faculty/Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email ghenriques@uri.edu
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingency Notes
Duties and Responsibilities APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First Consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 15, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (October 15, 2016) may not be given full consideration.

This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Associate Professor level. The position of Associate Professor will be a calendar year appointment with an expected start date of January 2017. This position reports to the Chair, Technical Services and Dean, University Libraries.

The mission of the Distinctive Collections unit of the URI Libraries is to acquire, organize, preserve and provide access to historical documentation of all types and formats – physical and digital archives, records, rare books, manuscripts, and more — and includes research collections of both published and original source materials, particularly those related to Rhode Island and to the University. The unit houses almost 50,000 printed volumes and 20,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival material, including the political papers of Rhode Island senators and governors 1945-2007. Prominent collections include the papers of Senators Pell and Chafee and the Commercial Pattern Archives. The University Archives contains 3,521 linear feet of administrative records and publications and approximately 273,372 images of University events from 1890 to the present. Personnel in the unit include one lecturer and two graduate student assistants.

The University is located near Rhode Island’s famous shoreline and is within easy traveling distance to Boston and New York City. The University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top tier research university.

The Associate Professor, (Director, Distinctive Collections) provides strategic leadership and management of the unit, participating in and overseeing all activities, and contributes to the strategic leadership of URI Libraries. The Associate Professor will build research collections that support creative scholarship, working with diverse faculty to plan, teach and support research involving use of unique primary sources. The Associate Professor will be knowledgeable about modern distinctive collections and new and emerging information and library technologies. She/he will be working independently and collaboratively with faculty and staff, and will promote collections and services to the University community and the public, furthering the strategic goals of the library.
The explosion of online information presents challenges and opportunities for Distinctive Collections. It is critical that the scope of collection development in the unit accommodate this increase in volume to strategically collect the full breadth of primary sources for tomorrow. The Associate Professor, (Director, Distinctive Collections) will lead URI Libraries’ efforts to achieve this objective, aligning closely with a sustained focus on vital physical and print materials.

Basic Function:

Evaluates potential collection additions; makes recommendations for acquisition of new collections and/or de-accessioning of existing collections.

Develops and implements policies and standards for the collections.

Works closely with Deans, URI Foundation, etc. to cultivate potential donors both internal and external to the organization. Identifies and solicits funds, including writing grant proposals, as appropriate.

Hires, supervises and trains staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or interns, and ensures a welcoming work environment supportive of professional and personal growth.

Oversees the annual budget for the unit, promoting transparency and efficiency in allocating resources, and prepares reports for the Unit.

Partners with, advises, and assists faculty, students and other researchers in the use of materials housed in Distinctive Collections.

Develops new programs to engage audiences from all educational levels, which may include course development, workshops, tutorials, lectures, exhibits, and other events.

Develops interdisciplinary and inter-institutional programs to promote research and scholarship.

Develops, curates, preserves, arranges and describes collections in accordance with nationally accepted professional standards and practice.

Enables and encourages new forms of scholarship, with a focus on combining digital tools and methods with primary sources in all forms.

Collaborates with other units and departments at URI and outside partners to develop and implement plans for digitization and a comprehensive digital preservation infrastructure.

Serves on Library, University, local, regional, and national professional committees, task-forces, and work groups as appropriate.

Required Qualifications Required:

1. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or ALA approved equivalent degree program.

2. At least 5 years professional experience in Special Collections and Archives.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in contemporary archival practice issues and trends.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of rare books and manuscripts management.

5. Demonstrated experience with management and preservation of archival and special collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, and digital files.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated excellence in oral and interpersonal skills.

8. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/individuals.

9. Demonstrated ability to fulfill the requirements for tenure and promotion in librarianship, research and service.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred:

1. Additional graduate or advanced degree in relevant professional discipline.

2. Demonstrated ability in teaching and creation of teaching tools such as tutorials.

3. Demonstrated experience planning and implementing a digital preservation working program.

4. Demonstrated experience implementing disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs.

5. Demonstrated ability to identify and secure funding through grants and other revenue sources.

Environmental Conditions
Posting Date 07/15/2016
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Curriculum Vitae that is to include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu:80/postings/1477

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Curriculum Vitae that is to include the names and contact information of three professional references.

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or ALA approved equivalent degree program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 5 years’ professional experience in Special Collections and Archives?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in contemporary archival practice issues and trends?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of rare books and manuscripts management?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated experience with management and preservation of archival and special collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, and digital files?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated excellence in oral and interpersonal skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/individuals?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated ability to fulfill the requirements for tenure and promotion in librarianship, research and service?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
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Head, Engineering Library, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries https://www.diglib.org/archives/12304/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12304/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:34:53 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12304 To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/engineeringheadlibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites applications from enterprising, user-oriented professionals for the Head of the Engineering Library. The Head of the Engineering Library will provide leadership in sustaining and enhancing user-centered services and collections on behalf of the Penn State engineering community.  The Head Librarian will be expected to promote visibility of the library and improve outreach to all Penn State user groups requiring access to engineering information resources. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications, the Head Librarian will lead a group of innovative and energetic employees (2 engineering librarians, 4 FTE support staff and multiple student assistants) in developing proactive library services and collections, with an emphasis on the integration of emerging technologies, for in-library and remote delivery of resources and services. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position, which has concomitant responsibilities for research and service.

In addition to serving as a liaison and resource specialist to selected departments in the College of Engineering, the Head Librarian will also be responsible for providing oversight of the Engineering Library.  Duties associated with this responsibility include active participation in developing the overall Libraries’ strategy for services; developing departmental goals and managing human, space, fiscal, and computer resources to achieve those strategic goals; fostering a working environment in which all Engineering Library employees are encouraged to develop their skills to effectively contribute to library services; managing the Engineering Library reference and instruction programs; furthering the Libraries’ efforts in responding to changes in scholarly communication and research data management; and collaborating with other divisional librarians and department heads to prioritize services and initiatives, plan for their implementation, and set system-wide policies and practices. Additionally, the Head of the Engineering Library will represent Penn State and the University Libraries in relevant regional, national, and international professional and scholarly organizations and meetings.


Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); academic background in engineering or a related area, or relevant academic or special library experience; professional library work in engineering or the physical sciences; broad familiarity with engineering and computer science literature including major print and electronic sources and databases; demonstrated successful leadership and strategic planning ability; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and an ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in managing a branch library or library departmental operation; experience supervising professional librarians and library support staff; experience with developing print and digital collections and managing an acquisitions budget; and demonstrated success reaching out to and working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff, across all functions of the library system.


The College of Engineering has 12 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and computer science, and over 30 research centers and laboratories. Undergraduate enrollment stands at well over 10,000 students, with graduate enrollment numbers close to 1,500, employing over 250 faculty. All academic departments offer degrees through the doctoral level and most are ranked in the top twenty nationally.

The University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students university-wide.  Over 100 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.  To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/engineeringheadlibr.   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin August 22, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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DLF announces new Code of Conduct https://www.diglib.org/archives/12295/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12295/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:22:55 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12295 As registration for our 2016 DLF Forum and an exciting set of allied events heats up, and as we work to assemble the conference program and notify presenters, DLF is pleased to share a major revision to our Code of Conduct.

This document now applies not only to the Forum and other in-person DLF events, but to our increasingly active work together year-round. It is therefore meant to guide and inspire positive online interaction as well.

We invite you to read our new DLF Code of Conduct and sign on to the project of making the Digital Library Federation “a welcoming organization and the focal point for a digital library culture that is anti-oppression, recognizes intersectionalities, and works compassionately across difference.” Expressions like these are important because, as we say in the Code, “we know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers.”

DLF offers thanks to the many organizations whose work inspired elements of this revision (cited at the bottom of the document), to our dedicated 2016 Forum Inclusivity Committee (including Juliet Hardesty and Laurie Allen, who jumpstarted the effort), and to the community advisors in our DLF Advisory Committee for their feedback. Our prior Code of Conduct is available here.

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Research Data Support Specialist, Yale University CSSSI https://www.diglib.org/archives/12289/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12289/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:43:27 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12289 Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Under the supervision of the Director, StatLab and Technology Programs for the Center for the Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), the Research Data Support Specialist provides consultations, instruction, and outreach in support of data collection, management, manipulation, and analysis for scholarship. As part of the CSSSI team, the Research Data Support Specialist works closely with librarians and statistical specialists to deliver a broad range of data services to the academic community.

The Research Data Support Specialist collaborates with Data Librarians and the Statistical Support Specialist to develop scalable and sustainable services in support of data discoverability, access and utility. In close partnership with subject liaisons, GIS specialists, and StatLab staff, the Research Data Support Specialist facilitates interaction with locally created and externally available data resources available.

This position provides assistance in working with inconsistent data formats, translating between different formats, different databases and maximizing data usability.  Using tools such as the command line, Python, SQL, Perl, and Tableau, the Research Data Support Specialist relates multiple information formats to find new ways of interrogating and representing the data.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years’ experience in an academic environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


  • Proven ability to support and implement complex quantitative or geospatial databases (one or more of the following: MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Postgres, Access, Filemaker), information architecture, and database design.
  • Understanding of scripting languages (such as Python, Perl, JavaScript).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Preferred: Software versioning methods and tools. Experience with data visualization tools/languages (Tableau, leaflet, Processing, D3). Experience with research data lifecycle pipeline including discovery and repository software (Blacklight, SOLR). Understanding of metadata standards and formats. Proficiency with command line and shell scripting. Advanced degree in Computer Sci. or Library/Information Science.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs – the STARS req ID for this position is 38405BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


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Seeking Self-Nominations for DLF Advisory Committee https://www.diglib.org/archives/12283/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12283/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 02:26:24 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12283 The Digital Library Federation seeks to expand its DLF Advisory Committee by one to two new representatives, drawn from among our member organizations and wider practitioner community.

DLF has grown considerably in recent years, and is strongly committed to creating and supporting inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities of digital library practice. New perspectives are therefore needed to better reflect the increasing diversity of DLF’s membership and of the professionals and publics we serve.

We see a particular need for representation from DLF’s growing segment of liberal arts colleges, as well as from public libraries, museums, and HBCUs—but we primarily seek self-nominations from people whose professional backgrounds and personal identities, convictions, and life experiences could enrich the work of the Committee.

About the DLF Advisory Committee:
The function of the Advisory Committee is to provide counsel to the DLF Director. DLF “Community Advisors” are appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, subject to the approval of CLIR’s Board. The Committee meets annually in Washington, DC each Spring (with travel fully funded) and informally in the Fall (with support for conference registration) at the DLF Forum. Learn more about the governance of the DLF: https://www.diglib.org/members/governance/ and about the Advisory Committee: https://www.diglib.org/members/advisory/

About the Digital Library Federation:
The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance 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 archives, libraries and library service organizations, publishers, labs, museums, professional organizations, vendors, and all who are invested in digital library issues. Learn more: https://www.diglib.org/aboutdlf/

How to Express Interest:
To express interest in serving as a DLF Community Advisor, write to info@diglib.org before September 1st. Please provide information on your past experience and participation in DLF, and tell us what you feel you would bring to the role of Advisory Committee member. Appointments will be recommended by the DLF Director and president of CLIR to members of the Advisory Committee and CLIR Board of Directors, and will be finalized in early November 2016.

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Collections Data Archivist, UCLA Special Collections https://www.diglib.org/archives/12276/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12276/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:43:50 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12276 Department: Library Special Collections, UCLA
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($47,722-$65,734)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: July 24, 2016

This is a 2-year temporary position.

Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

Library Special Collections (LSC) is an enterprise-wide, organizational entity within the UCLA Library System that integrates special collections resources, services, and operations. Central to this re-organized unit is a curatorial team of four subject experts (Performing Arts, University Archives, History of Science and Medicine, Collecting Los Angeles), three format specific curators (Rare Books, Visual Materials, Manuscripts), and the Head of the Center for Oral History Research. LSC also includes three administrative sections: Collection Management, Research and Instructional Services, and Administrative Services. The Collection Management Section centralizes the acquisitions, rare book cataloging, and processing of special collections materials; coordinates lending processes; and integrates collaboration with the Cataloging and Metadata Center, the Preservation Program, and the Digital Library Program. The Research and Instructional Services Section integrates public services for LSC, including centralized reference and instructional services, and exhibitions and programs. The Administrative Services Section consolidates the planning, budget, human resources, fundraising, assessment, technology, and events functions of LSC. The entire staff of approximately 30 FTE work together as a team to build, preserve, and provide access to the outstanding special collections of the UCLA Library.

The Collection Management Section includes the Digital Initiatives group, which is responsible for maintaining a born-digital archives management program, managing digital projects, and facilitating online access to digital collections and archival description. The Digital Initiatives group works closely with LSC staff, as well as staff from the Digital Library Program, Digital Initiatives and Information Technology (DIIT), the Preservation Imaging Unit at the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF), the Cataloging and Metadata Center, and the Preservation Program to undertake a holistic approach to digital initiatives across UCLA Library.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head, Digital Initiatives for Special Collections/Co-head of Collection Management, the Collections Data Archivist (CDA) will oversee a project to enhance archives collection data management practices, workflows, and policies in LSC. The CDA will work in a highly collaborative manner with curatorial, professional, and technical staff in LSC to evaluate, integrate, and update current systems and tools for managing and accessing archives collection data. The CDA will also oversee LSC’s transition from using the Archivists’ Toolkit for archives collection management to using ArchivesSpace.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develops a comprehensive, unit-wide workflow that addresses each stage of archives collection management.
  • In consultation with LSC staff, defines and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of LSC staff in the management lifecycle.
  • Collaborates with Co-heads of Collection Management to establish written policies and procedures for archives collection data management.
  • In consultation and collaboration with the Accessioning Archivist, establishes written policies and procedures for physical collections management.
  • In consultation and collaboration with the Digital Services Specialist, integrates data into centralized platform(s).
  • Oversees the work of a student assistant to review and standardize legacy data.
  • In consultation and collaboration with the Digital Services Specialist and DIIT staff, creates and implements a plan to migrate data to ArchivesSpace.
  • Develops training manuals and workshops for LSC staff on ArchivesSpace and new procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
  • One to two years minimum experience working in special collections in an academic or research library.
  • Thorough understanding of the archives collection management workflow, from accessioning to processing to making archives collections publicly accessible.
  • Experience in project management, including creating project plans, tracking progress, prioritizing tasks, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Strong experience with databases, particularly Microsoft Access, Excel, and archives collection management systems (Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace), and an ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Experience with XML and relevant library standards, such as DACS, EAD, MODS, MARC, LCSH, and NAF.
  • A strong sense of self-direction, and an ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in teams with diverse skills and expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.
  • Flexibility and the capacity to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisors and to provide clear directions to staff.
  • Attention to detail, demonstrated capacity for carrying out tasks in an accurate manner, and an ability to check own work for accuracy.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing and implementing new workflows, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience training and directing the work of student assistants.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02370

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by July 24, 2016, will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources

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Announcing DLF’s 2016 Community/Capacity Award Winners! https://www.diglib.org/archives/12231/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12231/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:37:56 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12231 It’s a tie! The Digital Library Federation is pleased to announce joint winners of our inaugural DLF Community/Capacity Award. Voting ran through the month of June, and our member organizations have spoken. DLF’s 2016 Comm/Cap awardees are: the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and the Biodiversity Heritage Library!

About the DLF Community/Capacity Awards:

DLF Comm/Cap Award LogoUnlike many honors in technology-related fields, DLF Comm/Cap Awards recognize collective action over individual achievement, socially-responsible creativity over pure innovation, and acts of care, maintenance, thoughtful growth, and repair over the tools and practices of disruption. They honor constructive, community-minded capacity-building in digital libraries, archives, and museums: efforts that contribute to our ability to collaborate across institutional lines and work toward larger goals and a better future, together.

Most of all, they’re about inspiration. This year’s 16 inspiring nominees spanned disciplines and fields. They included projects of greatly varied longevity and size, expert teams and community organizers, and people making deeply valued contributions to DLF practitioner communities and the publics and missions driving them.

We encourage you to learn about and congratulate them all! Additional nominees included: the American Yawp; the Digital Library of the CaribbeanDigital POWRRDorothea Salo, for work with RADDExplore Chicago Collections; the IIIF Consortium and community; the Islandora Consortium Group; the Library as Incubator Project; Indiana University’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative; the Mid Michigan Digital PractitionersMuseum HueNeil McElroy, for the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges community; ProjectARCC; and Santi Thompson, for the DLF Assessment Interest Group.

About Our 2016 DLF Comm/Cap Winners:

AAPB logoThe American Archive of Public Broadcasting
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, led by WGBH and the Library of Congress, has coordinated a national effort to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media and are preserving at-risk public broadcasting before its content is lost to posterity. To date, more than 40,000 hours of content contributed by more than 100 organizations across the country have been digitized. The entire collection is accessible on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress. Together, WGBH, the Library, and participating organizations have made more than 12,000 programs available online for research, educational and informational purposes, becoming a focal point for discoverability of historical public media content.

BHL logoThe Biodiversity Heritage Library
An international consortium of over two dozen organizations, the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) stands out not only in service to its partners, but also in its collaborative approach to making open access, often rare and unique biodiversity content available to 120,000+ monthly users worldwide. A signatory of the Bouchout Declaration, BHL’s commitment to open access extends beyond placing scanned pages on its website. Content is available via Internet Archive, Digital Public Library of America, and Europeana; over 100,000 scientific illustrations via Flickr; and BHL’s suite of APIs brings data directly to users. To build capacity among partners, BHL also provides intensive digitization workshops, reaching participants from across Sub-Saharan Africa, Mexico, the U.S., and beyond, and supporting participation by institutions large and small.

Join us to Celebrate!

We will welcome representatives from both of these worthy projects to the 2016 DLF Forum, which will be held this November in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, they will be honored in an award ceremony at the opening Forum plenary session. Congratulations, again, to all of our nominees — and thanks to our broader DLF community and membership at large for making nominations and participating in the vote!

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