Digital Initiatives Librarian

**Recent and soon-to-be MLS graduates are encouraged to apply**

Brandeis University, a private research university in the metropolitan
Boston area, seeks a technology-savvy, innovative and service-oriented
Digital Initiatives Librarian to join the library systems team.  The
primary responsibility of the position is to work collaboratively with
librarians, faculty and staff to plan, implement, maintain and support
digital collections.

Responsibilities include:
 - Administration and configuration of the Institutional Repository
and related systems, including planning and performing batch loads of
new collections, and administering users and roles within the
 - Technical support of faculty and staff in the use of the
Institutional Repository
 - Working in conjunction with Library Systems staff, vendor support
staff and open source communities to troubleshoot and resolve problems
with digital collection applications and systems
 - Working with technologists and managers of other systems to provide
integrated access to digital collections and other library resources
 - Creation of short and long-term plans for digitization of selected
materials, including working with content specialists and faculty
members to set priorities for digitization
 - Being active in the external digital library community, keeping
current with developments and applications in the field of digital
collection management, and recommending changes to local digital
collection management activities based on industry developments

Required Qualifications include:
 - Knowledge and experience working in Linux or Unix systems at the CLI
 - Strong interest in administering and supporting digital initiatives
applications and services
 - Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublin Core
 - Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students
 - Master's degree in library science or related field. Relevant work
experience may be substituted for some of the required education.
Recent and soon-to-be MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications include
 - Experience with digital library applications such as DSpace.
 - Familiarity with digitization projects and standards for various materials
 - Experience with scripting languages
 - Experience with CSS, XML, XSLT and harvesting standards.
 - Experience in a research library or academic library
 - 1-3 years of relevant experience

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic,
with a strong interest in exploring and implementing emerging
technologies and innovative services.  S/he will possess a strong
service commitment, with a desire to work collaboratively to carry out
complex projects.  Preference will be given to candidates who
demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain digital library
systems, and who have knowledge of current issues and trends in
library technology, contemporary web design and, project management

How to apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at  - Job ID

Closing Statement:
Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible
veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to
discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race,
ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic
information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the
basis of any other legally protected category.