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Job: Digital Collections Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University

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Digital Collections Librarian
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia,
convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation
destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among
the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of
Virginia's outstanding research library systems, advances the University's
teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with 2.5 million
volumes, 61,000 serials, 600,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections
in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of
medicine, and comic and book arts.

  
The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the position of Digital Collections Librarian. The Digital
Collections Librarian will take a lead role in the advancement of VCU
Libraries digital collections, institutional repository, and publishing
efforts. Working with current and future digital asset management systems, the
Digital Collections Librarian develops and supervises standards-based
workflows for the entire lifecycle of digital and digitized objects. The
successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty
of the highest caliber.

  
Responsibilities

  
Reporting to the Digital Collections Systems Librarian, the Digital
Collections Librarian provides innovative and sustainable solutions for the
maintenance and presentation of VCU Libraries digital assets. Working in a
team environment across departments, the incumbent will be responsible for
supervising, evaluating and optimizing digitization procedures, including
capture, presentation, and preservation. The Digital Collections Librarian
will manage the Digital Production Unit, which consists of one full-time staff
member and student workers. The successful candidate will efficiently leverage
digital asset management, institutional repository, and publishing systems to
encourage discovery and use of digital assets by both the university and the
larger scholarly community. He or she will promote state-of-the-art services
through continuous innovation and awareness of national trends and best
practices. The Digital Collections Librarian is expected to be active
professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with
the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job
performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

  
Qualifications

  
Although experience in certain areas is desirable, this is an entry-level
position in which candidates who demonstrate excellent promise and a passion
for developing digital library systems will be given the most serious
consideration.

  
Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in
another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and
fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to
do so as a faculty member at VCU.

  
Preferred: Working knowledge of technologies and standards needed to manage
digitization activities including capture (for still and moving images, text,
audio, and born-digital formats), ingest and presentation (into digital asset
management and institutional repository systems), metadata creation, and
preservation. Understanding of and experience with enterprise digital library
applications and their role in higher education (e.g. Digital Commons,
CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, etc.). Experience with digital imaging file formats,
conversion, and software such as Adobe Photoshop CS. Exposure to research
libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well
as library standards (Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, EAD, etc.). Experience with
programming languages such as PHP, XSLT, PERL. Strong analytical,
troubleshooting, time management, and project management skills. Ability to
learn and apply new technologies independently. Excellent oral and written
communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse
group of clients and staff. Ability to work successfully with external vendor
support and documentation. Availability and willingness to work a flexible
schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. Demonstrated
experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student
environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

  
Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

  
Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest research university,
enrolling nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia
(http://www.vcu.edu/richmond/), VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3
professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU's
graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as
among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two
programs -- sculpture and nurse anesthesia -- ranked number one. Over 3,200
faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the
University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social
work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the
fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU
among the top 100 research institutions in the United
States. VCU's strategic plan embraces an acceleration in
the growth of VCU's library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that
envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries.
Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the
James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

  
Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch
Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for
the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support
staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates
programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there,
Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and
the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of
Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research
Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia
(VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and
print resources. The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its
discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have
implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library
management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system
architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

  
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually.
This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits
apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and
annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see
http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.

  
For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at
http://www.library.vcu.edu/ and at
http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp.

  
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014, and will continue until the
position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to:

  
Pamela H. Fraga

Assistant to the University Librarian

VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University

901 Park Avenue

PO Box 842033

Richmond, VA 23284-2033

804-828-1107

804-828-0151 (fax)

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Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply.



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