Digital Resources Librarian
The Digital Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the University's
new Digital Repository, including soliciting exemplary student work from
faculty, collaborating extensively with other University departments, and
educating faculty about the benefits of open-access resources for research. He
or she will also assist in implementing and providing instruction in the use
of new digital technologies for library staff and Arcadia faculty. The Library
has an active faculty liaison program, in which this individual participates
by offering current awareness, student research training, and assistance with
scholarship to the Art and Design Departments. Arcadia's Landman Library
promotes an environment where creativity and innovation are highly valued. The
Digital Resources Librarian participates in library planning and governance,
University committees and task forces; engages in campus, regional and
national professional organizations and collaborative activities; is expected
to be professionally active, representing the Library and the University in
the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
Environment: Arcadia's Landman Library promotes an environment where
creativity and innovation are highly valued. The Digital Resources Librarian
participates in library planning and governance, University committees and
task forces; engages in campus, regional and national professional
organizations and collaborative activities; is expected to be professionally
active, representing the Library and the University in the academic,
scholarly, and professional community. This position comes with faculty status
and access to the University's academic promotion process.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manages Arcadia's Digital Repository ([log in to unmask]), including
soliciting exemplary material for depositing from students, faculty and other
• Educates Arcadia faculty and staff about open-access publishing, including
its advantages for academic research.
• Investigates technologies that will improve resources and develops
instructional resources, when appropriate.
• Supports the teaching and learning mission of the Library through engagement
with academic community.
• Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field of library and
information science, as well as the application of technology to the teaching
and learning process.
• Plans, develops, teaches and helps assess library and information literacy
• Collaborates with departmental faculty to assess
effectiveness and strength of collection in assigned subject disciplines.
• Assists students and faculty with research needs; demonstrates strong
knowledge of current databases, technology and search strategies.
• In collaboration with Arcadia faculty and Librarians, assists with
collection assessment, development and management.
Required Qualifications: MLS from accredited library school; knowledge of, and
commitment to open-access philosophy; strong service orientation; experience
implementing current information technologies, including social media;
knowledge of research strategies; teaching ability; excellent written and oral
communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and
function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes
customer service and delivery of exemplary library research services.
Knowledge of effective student engagement strategies and willingness to learn
and grow as a professional.
Preferred qualifications: A minimum of two years professional academic library
or related experience; teaching experience; ability to assist faculty and
students with technology. Passion for teaching and learning.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
To apply, please visit: https://arcadia.peopleadmin.com/postings/563 and
submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three
professional references, in additional to the employment application.
For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by: February
Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and
abilities. As an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, Arcadia
University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers
of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background
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