Job Posting: Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of San Diego, CA

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library and working under the direction of the Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital projects and developing and managing the University’s institutional repository. He/She plans services and standards for digital and repository projects and prepares related workflow documentation and procedures.

 

The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository.  The Digital Initiatives Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary journals, scientific datasets, born-digital documents, and other similar content. He/She develops and documents digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices.  As the Library’s rights management specialist, the Digital Initiatives Librarian works closely with the library faculty and teaching faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property, open access, and copyright of scholarly output at the University.  He/She is responsible for devising and implementing outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus. In addition, he/she serves as the liaison with bepress for both the university library and the law school library.

 

The Digital Initiatives Librarian must possess the ability to work independently and as a team member to develop the institutional repository and to solve problems. He/She must be capable of managing projects while effectively balancing competing priorities and deadlines. He she must have the ability to meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria by demonstrating evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities.

 

Major duties include:

  • Develop, manage, promote and assess the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program
  • Provide long-term policies and practices for the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program
  • Support sustainable scholarly communication at the University of San Diego
  • Devise, implement, and lead outreach activities with emphasis on promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus
  • Serve as the liaison with bepress for both the university library and the law school library
  • Collaborates with the liaison librarian for the digital humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Digital Humanities Center
  • Manage and train student assistants and other personne

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

 

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree
  • Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software
  • Experience in developing and implementing technology projects
  • Experience with developing and documenting digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices
  • Experience with creating and maintaining workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository
  • Considerable experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital projects.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management
  • Create and maintain workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository
  • Stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and on teams in the library
  • Ability to meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria by demonstrating evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities

 

Preferred

  • Experience in an academic setting managing digital content in a bepress repository system
  • Three years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives, museum or other relevant experience
  • Proficiency in metadata principles and practices such as those found in Dublin Core and other emerging metadata schemes for digital project.
  • Experience with coding in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models

More information and application: https://usdebsprod.sandiego.edu/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=20594&p_spid=9875863

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