Digital Initiatives Librarian (position revised and reopened)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
**Digital Initiatives Librarian
The Wallace Center (TWC)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT,) Rochester, New York**
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a privately
endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. The Wallace Center (TWC) is a new robust
learning and scholarship center which blends essential library, faculty
development, and multi-media services in a centrally located physical space.
In its position as the heart of the university, TWC's combination of cutting
edge technology, creativity, innovation, and collaboration in a
multidisciplinary environment enables it to provide exceptional service and
support to the RIT community.
The Digital Initiatives Librarian works collaboratively to: assess and
implement initiatives related to digital content in the library, archives and
special collections; develop and implement digital preservation strategies and
policies, develop new digital library offerings; outreach to the campus on the
library's digital and open access projects and services; advance
infrastructure supporting digital and archival library collections; and
identify and help develop technologies for these purposes and in support of
digital initiatives across campus.
This staff member will
• Lead TWC staff in the identification of digital resource needs and
• Identify and lead new digital and open access initiatives.
• Assist with staff training related to digital collections and technologies.
• Formulate policies, procedures and best practices for the production,
management, and preservation of digital content and
metadata, technical workflow, quality control, and associated
• Provide technical expertise in digital applications and lead the evaluation
and implementation of
technologies related to the management
and dissemination of digital content, e.g. digital asset
management system, institutional
repository, and online exhibition tools.
• Assist in identifying grant opportunities and work collaboratively to create
proposals in support of
digital collections, digital
preservation projects and other digital initiatives.
• Represent and champion digital preservation interests and other digital
initiatives across the
library and the
• Assist in providing training and outreach to the campus community about the
repository, digital collections and
digital and open access projects and programs.
To be successful in this position requires engaging with and staying current
on digital trends, technologies, and industry standards to provide direction
and leadership for The Wallace Center in the rapidly changing digital
**Required Minimum Qualifications**
• Experience managing and preserving digital collections, including
familiarity with related
standards, tools, and technologies.
• Experience with metadata schema and encoding (DC, MARC, OAI, EAD, METS,
TEI, XML), and with the hardware and
software required to create, store, organize and deliver
digital content. Documented knowledge
of best practices in digital projects and with large-scale
scanning and digitization projects.
• Knowledge of copyright and permissions issues as they relate to digital
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of image, audio, video and
and manipulation issues; experience
with digital file formats and software.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple
• Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
**Required:** Master's degree in Library Science or related field.
This is a fulltime professional staff position.
**How to Apply**
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at:
[http://careers.rit.edu/staff](http://careers.rit.edu/staff). Click the link
for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter Digital Initiatives
Librarian, or, in the Requisition Number field, enter
1576BR. Required application documents
are a resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Providing three
references at the time of application is not mandatory, but appreciated.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and
inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified
individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age,
marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its
hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.
RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities,
veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please
contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to
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reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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