Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of New Mexico

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Location: United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Academic Librarianship
University of New Mexico
University Library Center SW Research

Posting Number: 0800890
Position Title: Open Rank
Working Title (if applicable): Digital Initiatives Librarian
Department Univ Lbry Center SW Research
Salary Grade 99
Salary: Minimum of $50,000
Work Location: UNM Main Campus (Abq)

Position Summary: The University of New Mexico Libraries (UL) has an opening for a Digital Initiatives Librarian. This is a full-time, 12 month faculty position which reports directly to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources, Special Collections and the Center for Southwest Research (CSWR). The tenure status and faculty rank of this position is negotiable based on experience and professional qualifications.
The desired start date is July 1, 2009.

The annual salary is negotiable from a minimum of $50,000 and includes full benefits.

Position Description
We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Librarian to play a leadership role in planning, implementing and supporting digital collections and services. This librarian will work closely with the CSWR curatorial staff, UL subject liaisons, members of the Cataloging and Discovery Services division and IT staff in initiating projects to enhance the university’s scholarly communications and publications programs. This librarian will take the lead in developing policies and procedures for the production and management of digital content, metadata, workflow, and intellectual property issues. This librarian will also develop and provide training, and perform outreach to inform the campus community about the UL’s digital initiatives.

Primary Duties
-Provide leadership in the continued development and management of the UNM digital repository system.
-Provide technical expertise to continue development and enhancements for the Rocky Mountain Online Archives.
-Provide expertise and leadership for current and future UNM escholarship projects such as electronic journal publishing and data curation.
-Initiate and promote scholarly communication/publishing initiatives.
-Provide expertise on intellectual property issues.
-Maintain awareness and develop in-depth knowledge of new technology, relevant national standards and best practices related to digitization and scholarship.
-Coordinate training for digitization and associated standards.
-Fulfill tenure requirements as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook ( )
-May perform supervisory duties.

The University of New Mexico Libraries contains over 2 million volumes and includes four branch libraries: Centennial Science and Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Memorial Library (business and economics), and Zimmerman Library (education, humanities and social sciences). Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. The UL is a regional library in the Federal Depository Library Program. The UL uses Innovative Interfaces, Incorporated for OPAC, circulation, acquisitions and serials control systems. For more information on the UL, please visit our website at .

UNM enrolls nearly 26,000 students and employs 2,800 faculty and 4,400 staff. UNM offers 103 baccalaureate degrees, 75 master’s degrees and 45 doctoral degrees/professional degrees. The University of New Mexico is a Tier I Research Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNM attracts a culturally diverse student population and has strong academic and research programs concerned with the Southwestern United States, indigenous studies, and Latin America.

The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque is ranked number one in creativity among medium-sized cities in Richard Florida’s book “Rise of the Creative Class.” Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse city with a rich culture and history located within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges which provide opportunities for hiking, biking, rock-climbing and skiing.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Master’s degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program.
-Two years experience managing digital collections.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrated knowledge of digital library content and metadata standards, such as EAD, METS, and Dublin Core including demonstrated competence with XML.
-Demonstrated technical experience with current digital collection architectures, platforms, and products such as CONTENTdm and DSpace.
-Demonstrated knowledge of Institutional Repositories management, including policy matters, intellectual property issues and strategies for securing appropriate content.
-Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and colleagues, as well as independently, in a dynamic environment.
-Demonstrated service experience with diverse populations.
-Experience with project management.
-Minimum two years of professional library experience in an academic or research library.
-Additional degree in information or computer science-related discipline.
-Demonstrated leadership ability.

Posting Date: 03-16-2009
For Best Consideration: 04-10-2009
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Type: Faculty
Appointment Type: Faculty – Tenure or Tenure Track
Term Appointment End Date (For Staff Only):
Posting Type: Competitive
Posting Department Website:
Institutional Commitment: University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

Application type required for this position: Faculty Profile

Additional requirements for this position:
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants: A list of reference contacts will be requested of selected candidates.


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