Job Posting: Digital Initiatives Librarian, Wheaton College, MA

The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as a technology specialist and a teaching partner with an emphasis on the use and development of online information resources for teaching and learning, including web-based resources. Working under the general direction of the College Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for conceiving, planning and executing projects to digitize and preserve the unique materials of Wheaton College, including initiatives for research data management, faculty and student scholarly publication, and digital preservation. Working closely with faculty and colleagues, the Digital Initiatives Librarian assists faculty and students in creating, publishing, and using digital information resources.


●Critical appreciation for online resources for curriculum enrichment
●Ability to learn, adopt, and propagate new technologies quickly
●Aptitude for working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues; enthusiasm for delivering high quality service to an academic community
●Poise and polished interpersonal skills, and the ability to listen carefully and patiently to disparate concerns of multiple constituencies
●Ability to make prudent, fair, sound decisions while anticipating long-range results, direct and indirect
●Ability to coordinate complex details, expensive resources, and collaborative effort to achieve strategic goals
●Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and thoroughness; project management experience or aptitude
●Ability to work independently and as part of a team
●Effective oral, written, and presentation skills
●Ability to communicate effectively about technical ideas and issues with non-technical audiences, orally and in writing
●Creative problem-solving abilities, initiative, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity
●Ability to accommodate multiple, conflicting demands for commitment of effort
●Initiative to identify opportunities for improvement
●Flexibility to adjust, thrive, and multitask in a dynamic work place
●Resilience of character and perspective, with a sense of humor


●Master’s Degree required; MLS preferred
●Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in an academic setting demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility in at least one of the following areas : managing digitization projects and platforms, developing online information resources, creating digital resources
●Demonstration of a deep engagement with visual culture and visual resources, and their connections with teaching and learning
●Familiarity with metadata schema
●Knowledge of copyright law
●Experience developing materials for the web
●Experience working with digital visual databases like MDID and Artstor
●Successful teaching and presentation experience
●Familiarity with higher education curriculum, pedagogy, scholarship, and learning assessment
●Experience with management of traditional media formats and demonstrated expertise in new media, including web development tools and digital imaging technology
●Proficiency with desktop personal productivity tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

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