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Loyola Marymount University seeks a creative, enthusiastic candidate for the recently
re-defined position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. This librarian will be responsible for
coordinating and managing digital library projects, working closely with staff throughout
Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of
American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking
the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nationís 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five
Marymount institutions. It serves 5,400 undergraduates and over 2,500 graduate
students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business
Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law.
Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and
share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the
building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to
promote an intercultural learning community. The university recently broke ground on a
new library which will open in summer 2009.
The Digital Initiatives Librarian chairs the libraryís Digital Initiatives Project Team and will
have primary responsibility for building a comprehensive digital initiatives program.
Other position specific accountabilities are as follows: Identify existing content within the
library for digitization and seek out new content and new partners for digital initiatives;
identify grant and other external support and take the lead in grant writing; design and
maintain web presence and interface for digital initiatives program, lead and coordinate
usability activities of the program, promote use of LMUís digital collections through
classroom demonstrations, in meetings and at professional conferences; manage
projects; and serve as LMUís representative to various consortia on shared digital
The ideal candidate must have broad knowledge of current trends in higher education,
learning technologies, and digital library practices including rights management and
preservation. The successful candidate will be a strong project manager demonstrating
curiosity about new technologies, collaborative ability, and a strong desire to innovate.
Other requirements include: web design and programming experience, knowledge of
current metadata schemes and evolving standards, knowledge of a wide variety of media
including text, music, still images, audio and video, Familiarity with some or all of these
metadata standards: MARC, EAD, TEI, VRA Core, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS.
Experience with SGML/XML. Experience with digital asset management systems like
CONTENTdm, Dspace, Fedora, or Proquest Digital Commons preferred. Experience
conducting formal usability studies preferred. Experience with computer programming
A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and/or other related
graduate degree required. A minimum of one year digital project management
experience preferred. Commitment to professional development.
The position will be available on September 1, 2007. Deliberations on the pool of
candidates will begin as resumes are received.
Applicants should send the following materials:
a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae or resume;
a list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers).
Application materials and/or inquiries should be addressed to:
Assít. University Librarian for Business & Administrative Services
Charles Von der Ahe Library
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
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