Oakland University's Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as the Digital Strategies librarian and provide leadership for the Library's digital initiatives in its teaching-focused environment. In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets. The Digital Strategies librarian brings together individuals from within and outside the library to successfully implement these types of projects. As such, this librarian acts as a liaison to external units who are interested in preserving and making accessible their content, while also serving as an advocate for the Library in asserting its leadership role in such efforts. Successful applicants to this position will possess technical skills and strong project management experience, as well as high-level knowledge of digital collections, metadata creation/maintenance, digital archiving, and preservation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Responsibilities include: ●Providing leadership in prioritizing and managing digital initiatives throughout the project lifecycle for both digitized and born-digital items, including recommendations for related hardware/software and funding opportunities ●Designing, documenting, and overseeing efficient digital production workflows that may involve stakeholders from library and university departments ●Engaging with a variety of preservation tools and employing metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and archival schema as appropriate, while keeping abreast of emerging trends in these areas ●Ensuring best practices for digital collections as they relate to preservation, copyright, usability, and accessibility ●Collaborating with subject librarians and disciplinary faculty to enhance discovery of digital collections for teaching and research purposes ●Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations ●Participating in library, university, and professional service activities
This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
●Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. ●Experience working on digital projects employing best practices in collection processing, description, access, management, and preservation.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Please upload a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters. Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Amanda Hess, Digital Strategies Librarian Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 15224
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.