Digital Media Librarian
Academic Services/ Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art
Division: Academic Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to (Position Title): Director, Decker Library
Work Schedule: 8:30 am -4:30 pm (M-F), one day a week 11am -7 pm
Job Code & Description: S7200, Librarian
The Digital Media Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Media
Resources Collection (MRC),including digital images, the
slide collection, material collection, videos and films; and for
providingleadership with the on-going integration of analog
and digital media technology and services. Thisincludes
establishing departmental polices and procedures, budget management,
databaseadministration and implementing collection
initiatives in collaboration with the Director of the
Summary of Essential Functions:
• Manage the daily operations of the
Media Resources Collection and services
• Plan and allocate budget in
collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library
• Manage the digital asset portion of
the Integrated Library System (SirsiDynix Portfolio)
• Supervise digital image and
• Participate in collection development
and outreach for still and moving image collections
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage MRC staff and oversees daily
departmental operations, including hiring and evaluating staff.
• Develop collection of still and moving
images for instruction, research and preservation purposes.
• Select, acquire and maintain
• Explore new technologies and provide
innovative ways to offer digital materials in support of
• Oversee processing and cataloging for
the image collection.
• Establish polices and ensure best
practices are followed for cataloging, creation and storage of
analogand digital media, in coordination with the Catalog
Librarian as necessary.
• Manage and oversee the organization
and appearance of the digital asset management system.
Coordinate with the Systems Specialist to manage the related portion of the
• Work with librarians and staff
responsible for online resource collection development, acquisition,
maintenance and user discovery.
• Provides reference, instruction and
one-to-one research appointments, including participation in
thePersonal Librarian program.
• Coordinate the acquisition and
inclusion of institutional archive materials in the MRC collection.
• Provide reference and circulation
services to patrons.
• Participate in local and national
professional organizations as well as library related projects
andinstitution-wide committees as needed.
• Perform other related duties as
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and
emerging metadata and cataloging standards includingMARC,
METS, MODS, VRA core, Dublin core, XML, TEI, and best practices for digital
• Familiarity with integrated library
systems and relational database management.
• Knowledge of, and interest in relevant analog and digital media formats and
experience with computer technologies, digitization protocols and digital
• Familiar with proper handling of
archival materials, photographic media and fragile special collections.
• Excellent technical and interpersonal
skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work
environmentthat encourages change and innovation.
• Ability to interact effectively and
work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety
ofindividuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing
• Demonstrated ability to plan,
coordinate, and implement complex projects and services.
• Ability to solve problems and
prioritize work effectively.
• Masters degree in Library or
• Budget management and collection
development experience with still and moving images
• Knowledge of art and the use of visual
resources in an academic context
• 3-4 years visual resources experience
in an academic or museum setting
• 1-2 years supervisory experience
• Bachelors, or Masters degree or strong
educational background in Studio Art, Art History or
related Experience supervising digital
• Experience managing a visual resource
center including supervision of student workers
Reporting to this position: 2.5 FTE (Media Coordinator, Patron Services
Assistant, Media Resources
Conditions of Employment:
• Conditions: Background Check
• Must work at least one evening a week
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are
representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Physical Demands: While performing the
duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to
stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel
objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and
arms; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must
occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision
abilitiesrequired by the job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception,and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work environment: While performing the
duties of the job, the employee is exposed to
weatherconditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in
the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.
• Required training: Handbook
orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency
Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training
may be added, SEE: EHSManager training schedule)
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