19.287 library jobs at Maryland and Washington University

From: Humanist Discussion List (D.Gants for W.McCarty) <dgants_at_ROGERS.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 16:13:04 -0300

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 287.
      Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                    Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

  [1] From: "Humanist Discussion List (D.Gants for W.McCarty)" (53)
        Subject: Librarian for Digital Repository at University of

  [2] From: "Humanist Discussion List (D.Gants for W.McCarty)" (52)
        Subject: Director of the Digital Library, Washington University

        Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 16:01:29 -0300
        From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu>
        Subject: Librarian for Digital Repository at University of Maryland
Title: Librarian for Digital Repository at University of Maryland
Category: Non-Tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking qualified applicants for
the position of Librarian (Coordinator) for Digital Repository at the
University of Maryland (DRUM). This position reports to the Collection
Management Team Leader and is responsible for the leadership of the DRUM
Team. The DRUM Coordinator may be responsible for the supervision of one
.5 FTE graduate assistant. The University Libraries use DSpace for the
management and accessibility of its digital repository. The collection
currently consists of more than 2,500 items and averages 900 searches
per month. DRUM is accessible at http://drum.umd.edu

Responsibilities: The DRUM Coordinator is responsible for advancing the
development of the campus digital repository and in promoting repository
services to the University of Maryland campus. The coordinator provides
direct user support, education, and documentation, develops new
collections within the repository, and develops and implements public
relations and marketing of programs in coordination with the Public
Relations team. The Coordinator serves as liaison to Information
Technology Division and Technical Services Division staff contributing
to the service and provides training for Library staff. The DRUM
Coordinator serves as an expert on institutional repositories and other
open access repositories as well as copyright issues surrounding
institutional repositories.

Qualifications: Required: An appropriate graduate degree, which may
include an ALA-accredited Master=B9s degree in Library or Information
Science or a Master=B9s degree in Information Management, but other
related degrees may be equally relevant. At least one year=B9s experience
with digital libraries, electronic archives, institutional repositories,
or an equivalent open access vehicle. Strong written and oral
communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and creativity. Ability to
work collaboratively in a team environment and to work effectively
within a complex academic environment. Commitment to ongoing
professional growth and development. Commitment to principles of
diversity. Preferred: Knowledge of basic metadata schemas, especially
Dublin core, knowledge of HTML. Teaching experience. Strong public
service focus.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty ranks. Appointment rank is
based on the successful applicant=B9s experience and relevant credentials.
For additional information, consult the following website:

Applications: For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and
names/addresses of three references by October 31, 2005. Applications
accepted until position is filled. Send to Ray Foster, Personnel,
McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011.
E-mail to gfernan1_at_umd.edu. Fax:301-314-9960. UM Libraries=B9 website:
The University of Maryland is an EEO/AA employer.

        Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 16:04:33 -0300
        From: dgants_at_rogers.com
        Subject: Director of the Digital Library, Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis

The Washington University Libraries invite applications for the position of
Director of the Digital Library. We are looking for a creative, visionary
leader to provide expertise and leadership for digital projects in the
University's new efforts to develop an institutional identity in the digital
environment of the 21st century. Founded in 1853, Washington University in
St. Louis is an independent university that is internationally known for
excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and
students. Washington University Libraries includes the John M. Olin Library
and thirteen school and departmental libraries and holds over three million
volumes. For information about the University and the Libraries please
visit: http://www.wustl.edu <http://www.wustl.edu/> ;
http://library.wustl.edu <http://library.wustl.edu/> .

RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs, plans, implements, and sustains digital projects
that advance institutional goals in teaching and research. Works
collaboratively within the Libraries and with faculty and others in the
University to develop innovative solutions for creating and managing digital
content for teaching and research. Maintains a broad overview of digital
activities; coordinates and oversees all project managers, including
analysis of requirements, timelines, tracking and reporting progress,
assessing and evaluating project success. Develops and establishes new
policies; sets and implements standards. Facilitates development of
projects that highlight unique strengths at Washington University, creating
an integrated and cohesive collection. Stays abreast of digital
developments, assesses digital activities, and serves as a consultant and
liaison to library staff and the University community on digital initiatives
and services. Represents the Libraries on campus, regionally, and nationally
on digital issues.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library and information science or
master=B9s degree in a related field. Understanding of the applications of
technology in scholarly teaching and research. Demonstrated ability to
manage and oversee complex projects in a team environment. Experience with
digital content development and digitization. Ability to work with faculty
and staff in articulating and achieving goals. Ability to learn new
technologies and instruct others in their use. Commitment to user-centered
services. Strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: For full consideration, applicants should send a
letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: Human
Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1178, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St.
Louis, MO 63105. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington
University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Received on Sat Sep 24 2005 - 15:23:45 EDT

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