Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library, winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in
Academic Libraries award, seeks an exceptional, digitally-focused individual
for the new position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful
candidate will be energetic, team-oriented, and knowledgeable of best
practices in digital library services and will collaborate to help ZSR achieve
its mission "to help our students, faculty and staff succeed."
The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop, coordinate, and guide a
formal program designed to cover the wide range of digital
needs that span the academic and administrative domains of the University.
This person will develop a digital initiatives program framework that includes
developing policies, planning and implementing workflows, prioritizing
projects and building productive partnerships with internal and external
collaborators. Key internal partners include the Library's Special
Collections, Scholarly Communication, and Technology Team. External partners
include WFU Digital Publishing, the WFU Digital Humanities initiative, and
other University faculty, staff and units. The program will encompass
digitization of local unique materials, as well as publication of born-digital
University content, digital preservation, and data curation. This person will
coordinate and oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the Library's
digitization center including the training and supervision of student
assistants and any grant-funded digitization technicians.
This twelve month position, with Library Faculty status and rank, will be part
of a newly formed Digital Scholarship unit that includes the Scholarly
Communication Librarian and works in a collaborative cross-team environment.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Library
and Information Studies from an ALA accredited program. Excellent written and
oral communications skills are essential. An equivalent
combination of education and experience may be considered.
Desired Qualifications: At least two years' experience in an academic library;
digital project management experience, knowledge of best practices in digital
library services; familiarity with current and emerging metadata, digitization
and online scholarship standards; knowledge of digital curation and
preservation strategies; strong technical skills; experience supervising
students and digitization technicians; familiarity with DSpace and Omeka.
Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position is appointed to Library Faculty ranks as established by Wake Forest
University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's
experience and relevant credentials.
Review of applications begins August 15 and continues until
the position is filled. Interested applicants should go to
http://wakejobs.silkroad.com and submit cover letter, resume and references
within the online system.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes,
materials expenditures of over $4 million, and an operating budget of over $8
million, serves over 4,500 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional
students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity
School. Wake Forest is a private university where academic
excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top 30 of the
country's finest institutions of higher education. Wake
Forest offers a rare combination - the academic and technological resources,
facilities and Division I Athletic Programs associated with a large university
with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller
school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to
public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto "pro
humanitate." The University is beautifully located between
the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants
with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest
seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of
the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives,
and ways of knowing and learning.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Full-Time Exempt Staff
Available at full-time University sponsored rates
8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Number of months per year
Commensurate with education and experience.
Position Closing Date
Open until filled
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