Brief Description

The University of San Diego's Copley Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic,
and technology-savvy individual for a new library faculty position as Digital
Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will be
responsible for exploring, building, implementing, assessing, and supporting
the Library's digital projects, institutional repository and scholarly
communication initiatives. Experience with digitization and preservation
efforts and understanding of emerging trends in these areas are essential.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the University Librarian and working under the direction of the
University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Initiatives
Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital
projects and developing and managing the University's institutional repository
based in Copley Library. He/she plans services and
standards for digital projects and repository projects and prepares related
workflow, long-term preservation and perpetual access documentation and
procedures. The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as the
primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented
and preserved in the institutional repository. The Digital Initiatives
Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference
proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary
journals, scientific data sets, born-digital documents, and other similar
content. He/she works closely with the library faculty and
teaching faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual
property and open access of scholarly output at the
University. He/she is responsible for devising,
implementing, and leading outreach activities regarding promoting digital
projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus.
The Digital Initiatives Librarian must have the ability to work independently
and as a team member to solve problems. A strong commitment
to service and user access to information is essential. This position serves
as a liaison to one academic department. This is a 12-month
tenure-track library faculty position.

Major duties include:

Develop, manage, promote and assess the University of San Diego digital
projects and institutional repository program; provide long-term policies and
practices for the University of San Diego digital projects and
institutional repository program; support sustainable
scholarly communication at the University of San Diego; manage and train
student assistants and other personnel; devise, implement, and lead outreach
activities with emphasis on promoting digital projects, the institutional
repository and scholarly communication on campus.

Job Requirements


ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree

Capable of working with the University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian
and the Collection Services and Metadata Librarian

Create and maintain workflows for transferring and
ingesting data into the repository

Experience working with an institutional repository

Experience with project management, digital projects, and institutional
repository development

Knowledge of digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning

Knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights

Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards

Stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best

Ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological

Ability to collaborate and work with library faculty and
staff as well as faculty in academic departments

Ability to work well individually and within a team in an evolving work

Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent presentation and
interpersonal skills


Experience with X/HTML, XML, and XSL

Two years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives,
museum, or other relevant experience

Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models

Experience with Microsoft Office products

Experience with file formats, conversion and software such as Adobe CS

Supervisory experience

Understanding of metadata principles and practices such as those found in
AACR2, RDA, and other emerging metadata schemes

Additional Details

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and
experience. Librarians in Copley Library have faculty
appointments and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research,
service, and otherwise meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria.

USD is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.


Benefits include health care, retirement, and life insurance. USD is a
private, Roman Catholic university with over 7,800 undergraduate and graduate
students. The university's website is


Formal review of applications will begin May 23, 2013, and continues until the
position is filled. The planned start date is July 1, 2013.

Background check:

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, to include social
security verification and federal/county criminal check.

How To Apply

To apply, go to and follow these steps:

Click on the link for current faculty openings.

Click on the link for IRC 10585.

Click Apply Now and register as an applicant.

Please upload the following documents (please do not send any additional
materials). If you have difficulty uploading any documents,
please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-6806 or (619) 260-2725 and
reference job posting IRC 10585.

Letter of application


Names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, University Librarian, (619)
260-2370, [log in to unmask]

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