Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian

May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 121760

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
Digital Infrastructure and Preservation:
  • Lead the implementation, management, and assessment of discovery and repository tools for digital collections.
  • Provide leadership in crafting the overall vision for the development of digital collections infrastructure and services at Washington State University.
  • Serve as a university resource for students and faculty with respect to data stewardship, digital preservation and digitization standards and issues.
  • Provide technical support and training for CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, Mukurtu, and Scalar.
  • As appropriate serve as official WSU Libraries' representative to institutional, regional and national organizations at the request of the unit head, Associate Dean, or Dean.

    Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development:
  • Participate in faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member.
  • Conduct research and publish in areas of library and information science and other scholarly subjects
  • Engage in library-wide initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintain current awareness of digital library trends, content management technologies and Library Information Systems by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars and conferences at local, state, regional, national and international levels.
  • Share relevant knowledge gained from professional activities and uses that knowledge to improve information systems operations and knowledge in the libraries.

    Required Qualifications:
    Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.

    Posting Open Date: 04/25/2017

    Posting Close Date: 5/29/2017

    Open Until Filled: No

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    Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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