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Assistant Librarian (Director of Digitization) - University Libraries

Clemson University
Cooper Library

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Assistant Librarian (Director of Digitization) - University Libraries

Cooper Library
Open Date:
Mar 26, 2024
Close Date:
May 3, 2024

Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for a Director of Digitization and Digital Projects to join its Collections & Discovery Division. Clemson University’s Digitization Services department actively collaborates with Clemson’s Special Collections and Archives, colleagues across campus, and external partners, including the South Carolina Digital Library, the National Park Service, and local cultural heritage institutions. This position will provide strategic direction for the work of Clemson University’s Digitization Services department and will develop best practices and provide oversight for the digitization, discovery, and preservation of digitized archival, cultural heritage, and research materials. This individual will directly supervise the Digital Lab Manager, as well as other Digitization Services staff members as needed.

Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery within the Collections and Discovery division.

Responsibilities include:

• Collaborates with internal and external partners to plan, coordinate, and execute digital projects as part of the mission of Clemson Libraries, with a particular focus on supporting internal projects. Initiates and leads a cross-functional team responsible for digital projects.

• Develops and provides strategic direction for the Digitization Services department.

• Manages the Digitization Services department, including direct supervision of staff members and oversight of student employees.

• Oversees the Libraries' Digital Imaging Lab and directs the planning, operations, and conversion processes associated with digitizing materials.

• Manages quality control for in-house and outsourced digitization.

• Assesses and provides recommendations for preservation and remediation efforts for digitized collections.

• Evaluates requirements of digital projects and makes recommendations on prioritization, capture method, timeline, and needed resources.

• Oversees and performs complex repository ingest workflows and performs maintenance on existing collections. Assists in collections discovery through website updates. Manages the storage and organization of digital content and associated metadata on servers throughout the ingest lifecycle. Manages the migration of digital collections between repositories.

• Provides oversight for the Digitization Services departmental budget, including revenue generated through Digitization projects for external partners.

• Collaborates with colleagues across the division and Libraries, including the Special Collections and Archives and the Metadata Services and Digital Strategies departments.

• Maintains and provides statistics on digital production and usage analytics of digital collections.

• Develops relevant policies, procedures, and workflows related to digitization and digital projects.

• Engage in professional development activities, attend conferences, and network with colleagues to stay current with emerging technologies and best practices in digitization.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.


Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, university, profession, and community.

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $70,000, based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.


Clemson University is an R-1 land grant institution located in upstate South Carolina—a global university with a mission to serve our state's diverse communities. The recently updated university strategic plan offers a three-tiered strategy to enhance student experience, increase faculty research, and expand the positive impact of the university within communities across South Carolina. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.


Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Experience with digitization or related processes, including work with digital collections and digital projects.
  • A robust understanding of the digital preservation life cycle and industry standards.
  • 1 year of experience with archival or cultural heritage material and processes.
  • Project management experience and/or project management certification
  • Demonstrated ability to establish partnerships and work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience with digitization processes.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Solid understanding of metadata, discovery, and digital collections work.
  • Understanding of digital scholarship and research in order to best serve Clemson University researchers.
  • Experience writing and administering grants.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and sustaining partnerships with external institutions and industry.
  • Capable of serving in a consultation capacity on collections conservation efforts.

Application Instructions:

Application Process

It’s a great time to join Clemson University Libraries!

Applications open: Submit your application via Interfolio by April 26th, 2024.

Review and selection: We'll review applications through late-April. If shortlisted, expect to hear from us to schedule an initial interview to be held between the end of April and early May.

Final decision: The search committee will gather in early May to discuss interview results, identify the top candidates, and schedule finalist interviews in mid to late May. A hiring recommendation is to be made by early June. We welcome talented individuals to our team. The ideal start date for the chosen candidate is July 1st – August 15, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio:

Required materials include:

1) Cover letter

2) Professional curriculum vitae

3) Names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

Applications received by April 26, 2024 will be guaranteed consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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