Digital Projects Manager
ATLA (American Theological Library Association)
This position is primarily responsible for developing collaborative digital
projects involving members and other peer organizations for the benefit of
members and to support expanded access to digital collections from religious
and theological libraries. This position coordinates the implementation of
various digital projects and services including conducting member needs
assessment; evaluating, selecting, and leading implementation of software
platforms and tools; assessing education and training needs and arranging
professional development programs; designing and implementing programs that
leverage existing projects, support standards, and feed into other
projects/programs such as the DPLA; writing and project managing grants. This
position is responsible for working closely with colleagues and managing
relationships with members and prospective program participants, partners, the
collaborative digitization community, consultants, and vendors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develops and supports membership programs and projects to support expanded
access to digital collections from religious and theological libraries.
• Designs digital projects through the entire lifecycle including
identification, ingest, management, preservation, and access; leverages
existing projects, workflows, equipment, and expertise if possible; supports
standards; and feeds into other programs such as the DPLA.
• Conducts research including surveys, focus groups, interview and visits, to
understand the current landscape and needs of members relating to digital
• Evaluates, selects and acts as project lead to implement digital projects
software platforms and tools working closely with the Programmer Analyst.
• Liaises with prospective partners and other peer organizations, vendors, the
collaborative digitization community, consultants, and vendors. Builds and
maintains strong relationships with partners, collaborators, and colleagues.
• Creates documentation including guidelines, protocols, and best practices
for program/project participation.
• Writes and manages grants for digital and preservation projects.
• Maintains in-depth knowledge of standards and best practices, library-
oriented open source platforms, established and emerging technologies,
metadata standards, and both national and international projects and programs
in the digital library sphere. Networks, collaborates, and participates in
organizations and groups regarding digital and preservation issues.
• Develops, identifies instructors, and coordinates professional development
opportunities for members including webinars, workshops and presentations
online and/or in person in the areas of digital projects and preservation.
• Represents the association at conferences, workshops, symposia, regional
• Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent field; or
four to ten years related experience and/or training
• Two years' experience working in a library, cultural heritage organization,
or affiliated educational, nonprofit, or professional organization
• Proven proficiency in developing digital projects, digital project
management, and communication and outreach activities
• Demonstrated experience with digital library systems such as Hydra/Fedora,
Dspace, Omeka, CONTENTdm
• Experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, OAI-PMH
• Experience coordinating the activities of a small team toward discrete goals
• Experience working with technical staff
• Familiarity with trends and best practices in digital library technologies,
metadata, and digital preservation
• Knowledge of current technologies and metadata practices in libraries and
• Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative environment
• Professional experience building institutional relationships
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of one or more programming languages
• Experience with Agile-style project management
• Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial strategies
for project or program sustainability, including grant writing
• Experience with open access publishing and/or knowledge of scholarly
• Evidence of potential to succeed in a rapidly changing environment
• Must be willing and able to travel throughout North America via plane,
train, automobile, and other means. Occasional
international travel required.
• Must have a valid driver's license and passport (or legal ability to acquire
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
ATLA is an equal opportunity employer located in downtown Chicago. Salary is
competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ATLA offers
an excellent benefits package.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. For more information about ATLA, please visit our web site at:
To apply, please e-mail (1) a letter of application specifically addressing
qualifications for the position, (2) a current resume, and (3) the names and
contact information for three references to [log in to unmask]
Please include "Digital Projects Manager" in the subject line. No phone calls.
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