The William Madison Randall Library at The University of North Carolina
Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for the Digital Program and Data
Management Librarian position. UNCW is a member institution of the University
of North Carolina, a multi-campus university composed of all 17of North
Carolina's public institutions. UNCW is nationally recognized for its marine
sciences teaching and research programs, and for its strengths in arts and
sciences, business, education, and nursing. The University
is situated on a beautiful arboretum campus located in an historic port city
within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean and currently enrolls approximately
**DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: **
Digital program development, data management, training and development, and
general library faculty responsibilities constitute the core portfolio.
Digital program development: Articulates the vision and develops the
supporting roadmap for the Library's digital program. Facilitates the
development of the Library's overall web-based and digital services programs.
Serves as a lead on digital preservation and digital collection projects.
Serves as a lead on institutional repository development, including supporting
workflow for ingesting items for our IR. Develops a strategy for collecting
and providing access to born-digital UNCW documents. Serves as an expert and
contact for Library needs for digital archiving (i.e., storing originals of
digital content).Serves as a lead and supports projects that collect or
highlight UNCW research in digital formats, such as an Undergraduate Research
digital collection. Incorporates appropriate design principles, information
architectures, coding standards, and emerging technologies into the Library's
various open source web-based systems and projects. Contributes to processes
that deliver Library content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms,
such as: APIs and RESTful web services, search engine optimization, mobile
application development, OAI harvesters, and integration with campus learning
management systems and social sites. Maintains knowledge of digital library
trends, investigates their application in academic libraries, and helps to
develop new web-based and digital services.
Data Management: Articulates data and informatics issues, encourages
conceptual dialogue regarding data and informatics efforts, and advocates for
responsible but open access to data. Develops a strategy for how the Library
can support the data management needs of UNCW faculty, working with Public
Services librarians and UNCW units to identify needs and market our services.
Develops and supports the technical infrastructure for the identified data
management solution. Networks with campus data managers supporting research
programs, and works to understand their perspectives, practices and culture.
Cultivates partnerships with library and non-library organizations sharing a
common interest in data stewardship of a particular area of research. Keeps
abreast of trends and developments in the area of data science and data
curation, and in the area of data consultancy and referral services. Keeps
abreast of technologies and systems of data publishing that allow for re-use
of data. Acts as lead worker for specific projects and working groups as
Training and Development: Trains and works directly with Library staff to help
make them more effective content contributors.
General Library faculty responsibilities: As a member of the Library's Systems
team, s/he serves on Library and University committees and engages in research
assistance, including weekday, evening and weekend shifts at the Learning
Commons Help Desk, providing individual research assistance in person, by
phone, email and chat. This librarian also contributes to planning,
implementing and assessing services; and produces creative and scholarly
contributions to librarianship. Reports to the Associate University Librarian
for Information Technology and Systems.
MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated proficiency with
HTML/XHTML/CSS and current trends in web development. Demonstrated skill with
PHP and MySQL (or equivalent technologies) and relational databases to create
dynamic web applications. Demonstrated experience developing user-centered
digital projects. Demonstrated commitment to transformative approaches to the
management of digital projects. Demonstrated appreciation of the data
challenge (roles and actions for academic libraries).Experience applying or
advising on digital preservation and storage best practices. Experience with
digital library, institutional repository and/or content management software
such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, Drupal, Archon, Archivists' Toolkit. Working
knowledge of non-MARC metadata applications. Excellent interpersonal,
organizational, oral, and written communication skills and strong service
orientation. Knowledge of library policies and statement of mission, goals,
and objectives. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications.
**SALARY & BENEFITS: **
Salary commensurate with labor market for this position.
11-month contract with faculty status (lecturer, non‑tenure
track). Generous benefits package, including 22 days of
vacation. To apply, please complete the online application
process available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Microsoft Word or
Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions regarding the online
application process, contact Jennifer Corder at (910) 962-3270. Review of
applications will begin August 6, 2012. Position is available October 1, 2012
(start date negotiable). Under North Carolina law,
applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and
not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on
finalists prior to offers of employment. For information
about UNCW see http://www.uncw.edu/index.html; for information about Randall
Library see http://library.uncw.edu/index.phtml; and for information about The
University of North Carolina see http://www.northcarolina.edu/.
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