Digital Initiatives Librarian

Job description

Position Title::

Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Library Services

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Experience and Education

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The mission of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Library is to support the University in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization, and interpretation of information resources. In addition, the Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as a major cultural resource for the community and the region at large.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of this Position:

The librarian will lead the development and activities of the library’s institutional repository and digital initiatives, including planning for and administering tools, creating metadata, managing digitalized collections, developing and conducting outreach initiatives. The librarian will support scholarship at all levels by connecting students and faculty with methodology and best practices. The librarian will also collaborate with all library departments to support digital initiatives that enhance our instruction program, student and faculty research through training, workshops, and integration of digital pedagogy methods. The librarian will take an active role in promoting information and digital literacy by planning instructional sessions with university entities.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program; or equivalent

One year experience with metadata for digital objects in an academic library environment.

Preferred Qualifications::

• Demonstrated experience providing leadership for digital collection projects.
Experience with: tools used to capture, preserve, and deliver born-digital materials; creating documentation for digital projects;
• Experience in providing reference service/research support in multiple formats and conducting outreach initiatives.
• Understanding of archival theory and best practices as they relate to the acquisition, description, and preservation of digital collections
• Experience with institutional repository and/or content management in an academic library
• Familiar with applications/platform such as CONTENTdm, Dit DSpace, ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit.
• Experience with web-based tools and open source software for training and research purposes
• Experience with developing and documenting digitization policies and procedures including relevant issues on copyright, intellectual freedom issues, fair use, and other related matters.
• Experience with open content, open education resources, and library instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants::

For priority consideration, please apply by November 30, 2020.

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Posted: 11/4/2020
Application Due: 2/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time