Librarian, Digital Library Services, Gainesville, FL

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Location: United States, Florida, Gainesville
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Academic Librarianship
Special Librarianship
The Florida Center for Library Automation
The University of Flordia

RANK Assistant-in-Libraries

REPORTS TO Assistant Director for Digital Library Services

ENVIRONMENT The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) provides computer services to the libraries of the eleven public universities of Florida. FCLA is located in Gainesville and administered by the University of Florida. Its main program areas are running a central implementation of a Library Management System and providing services to help libraries create, manage and preserve digital content. The staff at FCLA consists of librarians and programmers working together to provide high quality, cost-effective services to the university system.

JOB SUMMARY The Librarian will work with other librarians and programmers in the Digital Library Services Group to provide applications and services designed to help the libraries of the public university system of Florida create, manage and preserve digital information resources. Some of the current initiatives of the Group include the PALMM (Publication of Archival, Library and Museum Materials) program of software and services to support collections of locally digitized materials; the Florida Digital Archive which provides long-term digital preservation and reformatting services; an ETD program for electronic theses and dissertations; support for Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids to archival collections; and hosting disciplinary and institutional repository applications.

1. Perform needs analysis, design processes and workflows, and draft functional specifications related to new applications or changes to existing applications. Applications may be locally-designed, open source, or third-party vendor products.
2. Work with advisory committees of library staff in the public university system on long or short-term planning and development issues related to digital content.
3. Provide project management and oversight of technical projects that may involve coordinating the work of several contributors, for example, implementing a new digital content management system or migrating content from a legacy system.
4. Train library staff in use of FCLA applications. Communicate with external users (library staff and members of the university communities) about functions, procedures, services, and/or systems.
5. Run one or more production systems to meet service level expectations; maintain usage and performance statistics, perform quality control procedures, communicate with users, and/or supervise FCLA staff who do these functions.
6. Contribute to the general design and operation of applications and services to enhance the digital capabilities of the public university libraries.
7. Related duties as assigned.

=Masters degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program, or masters degree in related area and additional instruction or experience in library science;
=Familiarity with MARC and non-MARC metadata formats;
=Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
=Good interpersonal skills;
=Demonstrated aptitude for computer technology
=Demonstrated analytic ability and problem solving skills;
=Strong interest in learning new technologies and emerging standards in the digital library field.

=Two or more years of experience in an academic library or university archive;
=Direct experience with digital initiatives (e.g. digitization projects or Web-based delivery of digital objects);
=Knowledge of XML and XSL, Unix, relational database systems;
=Knowledge of Dublin Core, METS, and OAI; familiarity with archival processing and the EAD;
=Experience training others in use of technology;
=Experience developing or managing library systems software.

RANK & SALARY Assistant-in-Libraries; non-tenured; salary commensurate with experience, minimum $42,000.

BENEFITS Twelve month appointment on an annual contract. Twenty-two days vacation, thirteen days sick-leave and nine paid holidays per year. Retirement plan options, group health plan, and life insurance available. No local or state income tax.

DEADLINE Open until filled

Send letter of application with reference number 0800024, a resume, and the name, phone number and email address of three professional references to:

Astrid Terman
Chair, Search Committee
Florida Center for Library Automation
5830 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606

The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation is required to apply, please call (352) 392-9020 or TDD (352)392-7734. EOE


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