[XML4Lib] Digital Collections Librarian Position Description
sschreib at umd.edu
Thu Mar 16 08:05:37 EST 2006
Title: Librarian (Digital Collections)
Category: Non-Tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking creative and dynamic
qualified applicants for the position of Digital Collections Librarian.
This position reports to the Assistant Dean and Head of Digital
Collections and Research, who reports directly to the Dean of Libraries.
The position will support the Assistant Dean in managing projects
coordinated by the office of Digital Collections and Research. Working
in a team-based environment, this position will research, evaluate, test
and recommend various methodologies, standards, and software used in the
creation of digital collections and their long-term preservation;
maintain best practice documentation for all areas of digitization;
provide expertise to others in the creation of digital collections;
participate in grant writing and training initiatives.
Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or
information science or a master's degree in a relevant disciplinary
area. Minimum two years of relevant experience in a digital library or
digital humanities center or initiative. Demonstrated experience of
successfully bringing digital projects in a library or humanities
setting to completion. Professional familiarity with current trends in
the conversion of analog to digital resources, born-digital resources,
as well as the long-term management and preservation of digital objects.
Proficiency in XML-based technologies, including but not limited to text
encoding (EAD, and TEI). Demonstrated experience working with current
metadata standards (including METS, Dublin Core, VRA Core). Knowledge of
Ability to manage project teams and to manage a broad range of tasks in
response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing
constraints. Ability to maintain a systematic perspective; to actively
participate in a team-based environment. Evidence of strong service
orientation; ability to interact effectively with a broad variety of
staff within the library, the university, and on collaborative
initiatives with peers from other institutions. Excellent interpersonal
skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably,
both orally and in writing.
Preferred: Experience working on open source software projects and tools
development; demonstrated experience with PhP, JSP, XSLT, XPath, Schema.
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty ranks. Appointment rank is
based on the successful applicant’s 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 April 17, 2006. Applications
accepted until position is filled. Send to Jane Williams, Personnel,
McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011.
E-mail to gfernan1 at umd.edu. Fax: 301-314-9960. UM Libraries’ website:
The University of Maryland is an EEO/AA employer.
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Head of Digital Collections and Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408
Email: sschreib at umd.edu
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