The Colorado State University Libraries is seeking a
collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to provide support
for the teaching, research, and data management needs of the campus community.
The Data Management Librarian is part of a team that leads the development,
management, and promotion of campus and cooperative digital collections and
repository services. This position offers an exciting opportunity to support a
scholarly communications program that will provide support services relating
to organizing, preserving, and sharing of research data.
The successful candidate will work closely with staff in the Digital Library
and ePublishing Services Division and other Libraries' units to leverage the
full range of library expertise and resources in building and managing the
consortial digital repository, Digital Collections of Colorado
(http://digitool.library.colostate.edu), and its content. This position:
* Contributes to development of policies and procedures; collaborates to develop and implement appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery, management, presentation, and preservation of digital collections; develops planning documents and monitors progress for projects; creates new digital collections within the repositories; and collaborates on development of web content, displays, and interfaces.
* Works with Libraries staff and members of other institutions on cooperative digital projects.
* Monitors developments related to digital repositories and services, including new data management approaches and technologies.
* Works with Libraries staff to support and promote repository services.
* Collaborates with the College Liaisons, other librarians, and campus partners to develop and support data services.
* Reporting to the Coordinator of the Digital Collection Services Department, the Data Management Librarian contributes to departmental planning, development, and evaluation of services.
Required: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program, completed by June
30 th, 2013; demonstrated knowledge of one or more digital asset or
institutional repository systems (e.g., DigiTool, CONTENTdm, DSpace);
demonstrated knowledge of digital technologies, applying
digital standards, and employing principles of content description, controlled
vocabularies, and appropriate metadata schema/markup standards (including but
not limited to MARC21, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and XML) preferably within an
academic setting; ability to work independently and collaboratively within an
exciting and rapidly evolving environment; ability to work well with a diverse
employee and user community; strong analytical and decision-making skills;
excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to meet
tenure and promotion criteria.
Preferred: Additional graduate degree in a subject discipline or knowledge of
research methods in a subject discipline; demonstrated interest in growing
expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access
digital repositories, scholarly communication, and data services; knowledge of
digital preservation standards and best practices; knowledge of research data
lifecycle concepts and issues; experience creating, reviewing, editing, and
bulk loading of metadata or content for digital collections; familiarity with
data interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH); knowledge of the semantic web and
linked data; experience with integrated library systems; experience with
providing research data services; understanding of best practices in data
management; experience with data analytics; experience with consortial
The Digital Collections of Colorado repository provides management,
dissemination, and preservation services for research, scholarship, and
creative works of faculty, students, and academic staff from several Colorado
institutions of higher education. This rich resource of
over 45,000 digital objects also hosts locally digitized collections of
selected archival holdings to support teaching and research.
RANK AND SALARY:
Faculty status and responsibilities. Twelve-month tenure-track appointment
with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted.
Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Insurance benefits are available for
appointments of half-time or greater, and faculty and administrative
professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and
personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans.
Full-time faculty and administrative professionals earn 24 days of vacation
and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred
compensation. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
experience and qualifications.
Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the
State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is
approximately 25,000, and the University employs 1,400 academic faculty, 1,900
administrative professionals, and 2,000 classified
staff. Colorado State University is
located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of
approximately 135,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western
edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky
Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with
low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a
variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities.
The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
(ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and has a
comprehensive online presence at http://lib.colostate.edu.
To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the
position, plus a current resume, to Ms. Sande Innes, HRS Liaison, University
Libraries 1019, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO
80523-1019, or by e-mail to [log in to unmask] Candidates selected for
an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for
three professional references. Applications and nominations will
be accepted until the position is filled; however, to
ensure full consideration, application materials must be
received by March 18, 2013 at 5:00pm. The search may be
extended if a suitable candidate is not identified. Colorado State University
is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living
community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background
investigations for all final candidates being considered for
employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle
history. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability,
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or
expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse
workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations,
and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The
Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
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