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Alex Merrill

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the position of Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian.  The closing date is May 29, 2017.  The full notice of vacancy is attached.

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Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, tenure-track
Posting Close date: 05/29/2017
Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and Contact Info for 3 References
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Position Summary:
As part of a larger functional team, comprised of personnel from the Libraries Systems Office, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will be the primary technical advocate for the creation and curation of sustainable digital collections.  This position will support existing digital repository software solutions including:  CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, Mukurtu, and Scalar.  This position will also take a lead role in molding the overall digital infrastructure and preservation plans at the Washington State University Libraries.  This tenure-track position reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Operations at the Washington State University Libraries in Pullman, Washington.

The WSU Libraries (, one of two ARL Libraries in the state, houses over two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions.  The Libraries are a part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance and are deeply invested, along with our partner libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, in the activities of the shared Unified Resource Management and shared Discovery environment.  As an active partner in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the WSU Libraries both inform and reflect the guiding tenets of the Alliance, which are:  work smart, design for engagement, and innovate to transform. The Libraries also houses and co-directs the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (, a collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences that fosters digital projects across all disciplines and is home to national programs such as the Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program, The Sustainable Heritage Network (, the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal ( and Mukurtu CMS (

Minimum/Required Qualifications:
Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with or supporting a Content Management System (CONTENTdm, Omeka, Dspace or Mukurtu preferred); documented experience managing complex projects; familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation and digital preservation standards; experience with web-based application development languages and other technologies such as PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, and AJAX; familiarity with current trends in data stewardship and data management plans; experience working with web APIs (HTTP/REST/JSON); comfort using version control for collaborative development (e.g., Git); strong attention to access, privacy and security issues; commitment to working with diverse communities; willingness to participate in an open-source community; willingness to work in an agile-development team environment, lead and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.

EEO/AA Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.  WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Alex Merrill
Head of Library Systems and Technical Operations
Washington State University Libraries -- Pullman
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