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 17 of 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.
REQUIREMENTS: 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 Coombs at (910) 962-3196.
Priority review of applications will begin January 7, 2013. Position start
date is 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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