I’m pleased to announce that Texas Tech University Libraries has an open Digital Curation Librarian position! Please send this along to anyone who may be interested.
For more information about the position, or to apply, please visit the TTU Libraries careers page:
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This tenure-track position is responsible for digital projects in association with the Digital Scholarship Lab at Texas Tech University Libraries. The Digital Curation Librarian will liaise with archivists, librarians,
faculty, and staff to develop and implement workflows and procedures to digitize, describe, and preserve archival collections. Digitally born materials may also be a factor in projects. Guides the metadata, processing, documenting, and auditing work of the
Digital Scholarship Lab in a leadership role with student assistants.
While working closely with the Director and Lab Manager, supports, manages, and coordinates daily operations in the Digital Scholarship Lab.
Designs, documents, and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library standards.
Ensures digitization projects proceed according to their respective schedules and maintains documentation on digitization best practices.
Liaises with TTU faculty, staff, and students across a variety of fields to help create well-organized project layouts and progression expectations. Acts as an advocate for inclusive digital scholarship.
Assists with additional project responsibilities such as metadata creation, document scanning, processing, quality review, and audit.
Creates, maintains, and revises documentation pertaining to project details and specific workflows.
Communicates with vendors to investigate and recommend digitization hardware and software.
Maintains excellent written and oral communication with library faculty and staff. Disseminates information that is clear to all levels of library faculty and staff in the form of email updates, attendance
at faculty meetings, and other appropriate means.
Advocates for open scholarship, open science, and open access resources within the Library and the diverse TTU campus community as it relates to digital scholarship. Serves in a liaison role between the Digital
Scholarship Lab and faculty and students outside the Libraries.
Participates in strategic outreach in collaboration with other Library faculty, in a supporting role to promote tools and services of open scholarship and open data such as ThinkTech, ORCID Identifiers, Digital
Object Identifiers, TTU Dataverse Collection, and TTU's Dryad Repository.
Keeps up to date with established and new open discipline-specific scholarship.
Tenure & Promotion
This is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Librarian and a member of the Texas Tech University Libraries' faculty. Librarian faculty serve on committees and task forces both at
the library and the university level and take leadership roles in local, state, and national/international library and academic societies and organizations. Librarians are expected to share expertise and results of research with other information professionals
via development of new technologies, publication in refereed journals, poster sessions, and/or presentations at professional meetings.
Recent graduates and those with relevant coursework or job experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Separately, candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who
have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.
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