Coordinator of Digital Initiatives, University of Oklahoma

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Position: Coordinator of Digital Initiatives
Salary: $40,000 to less than $50,000
Institution: University of Oklahoma at Norman
Location: Oklahoma
Date posted: 10/31/2008

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

POSITION: Coordinator of Digital Initiatives

DUTIES: The Coordinator of Digital Initiatives provides leadership, coordination and implementation of digital library activities within the University of Oklahoma Libraries and, in collaboration with the University as a whole. This position will provide expertise in establishing best practices for building digital collections in various mediums, overseeing metadata creation for digital items, and developing and implementing short-term and long-term strategic plans for the digitization unit.

This position is governed by the university’s policies requiring research or creative achievement and professional services as outlined by the Faculty Handbook at http://www.ou.edu/provost/pronew/content/fhbmenu.html.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED: ALA-accredited Masters degree in library or information science; demonstrated understanding of emerging standards in digital library systems and their application to digital repositories in an academic setting; familiarity with digitization workflow, metadata standards, digital archiving practices and preservation; ability to work in a collaborative environment; excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills; evidence of planning and project management skills.

DESIRED: Experience with digitization hardware and software; experience with digital library standards and metadata schema, such as XML, SGML, TEI, EAD, and/or Dublin Core; knowledge of audio-visual production; experience in obtaining external funding; evidence of research or creative achievement; supervisory experience.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position go to http://libraries.ou.edu/about/employment/.

FIRST SCREENING DATE: December 1, 2008

SEARCH WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

SALARY: $42,000

EMPLOYMENT: Librarians have faculty status, privileges, responsibilities, the rank of assistant professor or above, and are eligible for tenure.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, addressing how your experiences relate to the position duties and qualifications, along with resume, a list of publications, and the names of three references, including current supervisor to: Rhonda Cannon, Assistant Dean of Libraries for Administrative Services, University Libraries, University of Oklahoma, 401 W. Brooks, Room 212 NW, Norman, OK 73019, or email rhondacannon@ou.edu. Please identify current supervisor on your list of references.

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE WOMEN AND MINORITY APPLICANTS.

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