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|Company||University of Texas Arlington - Arlington, TX|
|Position||Digital Projects Librarian|
The Digital Projects Librarian works with library and university staff, faculty, and students to develop and implement new digitization projects. Reporting to the Department Head of Digital Creation, the Digital Projects Librarian oversees and monitors all aspects of digital project work, including project development, assistance in digital collection selection, digitization of materials, description of materials using a variety of metadata schemas, digital preservation, and the online publication of digital objects by means of web development software and repository software. The Digital Projects Librarian plays a key role in outreach and communication, works closely with our Special Collections and Archives partners, and other library and campus departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lead and manage project teams to create digital content, including born-digital and digitized text, images, and multimedia, ensuring that the industry standards for digital production and design, metadata, collection management, data curation and quality control are met. Create means for discovery and access to UT Arlington’s digitized or born digital unique materials, including materials deposited into the institutional repository, manipulating data through the Drupal content management system and other web related work. Produce or work with others to ensure appropriate metadata and dissemination (e.g. with a website) and provide tech support as needed for partnered projects. In collaboration with the Open Education Librarian, evaluate and implement technology to develop and publish open education resources. Participate in cross functional campus or Library teams and in professional growth activities. May hire, train, and supervise staff and student workers to perform preliminary description, scanning or other project related activities. Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
One (1) year of experience in one of the following areas: digital project management, web development, instructional design, online publishing, or metadata. One (1) year of experience with digitization standards, processes and technologies, and/or preservation of digitized and born digital materials. Knowledge of data issues in the research-knowledge creation lifecycle. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists, and others on digital projects. Working knowledge of metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, etc.) and controlled vocabularies (TGMI and Getty). Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques. Experience with online publishing platforms or open education resource (OER) development. Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment and successfully work with sometimes inflexible project or publishing deadlines. Familiarity with scholarly communication issues, such as copyright and open access. Supervisory experience.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication
• Knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in digital project work such as metadata standards, visualization, and other web technologies.
• Project planning and management skills
• Leadership skills
• Customer service skills
• Collaboration and coordination skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
• Organizational skills
• Time management skills
• Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff
• Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to pay attention to detail
• Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
• Ability to follow through on projects
• Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
• Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Documents Needed To Apply
Resume or CV
Portfolio or Work Samples