Digital Library Jobs

Digital Infrastructure Librarian – Washington University

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Washington University Libraries is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to design and implement a new digital library application infrastructure using the Hydra repository framework and related technologies. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Publishing, the Digital Infrastructure Librarian will work collaboratively with Libraries’ staff and campus partners to lead all aspects of system design and implementation, including gathering requirements, establishing coding standards, and participating in system testing, resulting in the delivery of a functioning digital asset management system based on the Hydra repository framework.  This position will participate in writing text and project plans that will be incorporated into grant submissions.
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Web Applications Programmer at Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The Web Applications Programmer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library’s various web-based systems. This position maintains key digital architecture in Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

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XML Applications Developer at Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The XML Applications Developer develops and maintains XML applications in support of the Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) and faculty projects affiliated with the DSG, with major focus on the TEI Archiving, Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS) and the Women Writers Project. He or she provides programming and systems analysis for the design, development and documentation of complex research tools across a wide range of projects. The XML Applications Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and access pathways. He or she writes and/or modifies code and conducts quality assurance on code contributed by other developers, and performs related duties as necessary. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

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Web Developer and Designer at Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The Library Web Developer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to enhance the Library’s various web-based systems. This position develops customized and project-specific solutions in JavaScript, PHP/Perl, CSSand other related web technologies, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, faculty online publications, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in Information Technology Services and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

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Digital Librarian at the White House Historical Association

Description

The White House Historical Association invites applications for the position of Digital Librarian. This role requires one to three years of progressively responsible experience with digital projects, digital scholarship and/or digital repositories.This full-time position is career conditional and the selected candidate will be reviewed after a six-month trial period.  A conditional employee who demonstrates promise and a passion for developing digital library systems will be given serious consideration for a permanent position.  The Digital Librarian will take a lead role in the advancement of the association’s digital collections, institutional archives, and will contribute to publishing efforts.
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Job: Director Digital Experience at New York Public Library

Overview

The Mission of the New York Public Library is to Inspire Life­Long Learning, Advance Knowledge and Strengthen Communities. An integral part of this mission requires us to go beyond our
historical focus on providing access to the vast resources of the New York Public Library and to deepen and broaden our commitment to enabling reading, learning, and the creation of new
knowledge in a bimodal world (physical and digital).  The Director Digital Experience plays a leading role in making this a reality.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Library Officer of The New York Public Library, the Director, Digital Experience leads the experimentation, incubation, implementation and portfolio management of the digital user experience.

The roles purpose is to build  and deliver a set of inspiring service offerings to every single user whether they act alone or in collaboration with others.

This role partners with internal and external stakeholders to identify, design, incubate and ensure delivery of an excellent user experience across all our digital properties to foster reading, learning and creativity.

This position is part of a senior management team responsible for NYPL’s program strategy and exceptional standard of service throughout our physical and digital environment.

As part of our service offering, the qualified candidate will have direct oversight of the NYPL innovation program (includes NYPL Labs), the vision and direction of our digital user experience,
new digital product and service incubation and implementation, and digital portfolio management.
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Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives at Ohio University

Ohio University Libraries seeks a proactive and dynamic Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced atmosphere, energized by an exciting future, and be able to engage our stakeholders and provide leadership and strategy for the management and development of collections and digital initiatives.

As a part of the senior management team, the Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Libraries and works closely with the Assistant Dean for Research and Education on the development and evaluation of programs, staff, budget and other resources in support of the Libraries’ mission. He or she works effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, including nine librarians and 20 support staff in acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, digital initiatives, and preservation.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College

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FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The William & Anita Newman Library of Baruch College seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor – Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will lead the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections and other library materials and the implementation and maintenance of discovery tools related to these initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for recommending policies and best practices to assure access to the digital collections. Additionally s/he will work with the collection curators to select collections to be digitized; manage the content creation process and acquisition of born digital collections; in conjunction with IT staff, assure adequate storage for the digital collections and implementation of back-up strategies; identify potential third party services and work with the organization and the department in implementing vendor services; create and update project documentation; promote and market the digital collections program; and assist in evaluation of the program. S/he will hire, train, and manage digital collections staff including digital technicians. The position reports to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, but requires close collaboration with the Metadata Librarian, IT staff, and other units of the College. As a member of the library faculty the successful candidate is expected to provide reference and research assistance to library users, teach, and engage in active scholarship that leads to publication.

The Newman Library is a recipient of the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, as well as the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Excellence in Design, the Award of Excellence for Library Architecture, presented jointly by the American Library Association and the American Institute of Architects, and the Library Buildings Award, presented by the Library Administration and Management Section of the American Library Association. The Library has an active instruction program that includes credit courses leading to an undergraduate Minor in Information Studies.

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Mellon Digital Scholar at Five Colleges of Ohio

The Libraries at the Five Colleges of Ohio invite applications for the position of Mellon Digital Scholar. The Digital Scholar will support the Ohio Five Libraries’ transition to digital scholarship and continue the process of integrating digital collections into the curriculum and faculty research agendas. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the position is a full-time, three-year, limited term appointment reporting to the grant’s Program Director.

The successful candidate will:

  • Foster the conceptualization, design, development, and assessment of scholarly digital projects;
  • Serve as a liaison to faculty, educating them about the wide range of options offered by the libraries and collaborating with them on the use of digital collections and projects in the curriculum;
  • Train and coordinate training opportunities for library staff to increase their understanding and awareness of the emerging field of digital scholarship;
  • Engage faculty and students, as appropriate, in collaborative scholarship and the creation of knowledge using digital collections and emerging analytical tools;
  • Analyze digital collections, data, or research processes;
  • Advance collaboration with other liberal arts digital scholarship work, including efforts to expand undergraduate research presentation opportunities at venues such as Re: Humanities;
  • Work closely with consortial library committees in carrying out the goals of the grant;
  • Be based at one of the Ohio Five colleges, but travel to consortial sites, ensuring that all five campuses receive the support they need and facilitating steady progress at each; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

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