Looking for a dynamic work environment and professional growth
opportunities? Come join the Digital Library Initiatives team at Temple.
We seek an enthusiastic service-oriented Digital Projects and Services
Librarian to be involved in a range of collaborative projects including
rethinking the delivery of digitized collections, supporting e-journal and
dataset publishing, and helping grow our participation in the budding
Pennsylvania DPLA hub.  The position also participates in ongoing UX work
and development of the Libraries’ websites. Temple University is a vibrant,
urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student
body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more
information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

*Primary Duties and Responsibilities:*

Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital Projects
and Services Librarian coordinates the implementation of various digital
library projects and services, working collaboratively with the developers’
team, web designer, digitization team, external consultants and partners,
and project stakeholders. The librarian acts as a coordinator and team lead
for projects, assesses user needs and interface usability, develops project
specifications in collaboration with developers’ team and other
stakeholders, and facilitates communication. Implements software platform
configuration and settings and other non-programming implementation tasks.
Coordinates the development and maintenance of the Drupal-based library
website, as well as Hydra-based digital repository projects. The incumbent
will also take an active part in the Hydra-based Pennsylvania DPLA
aggregator project. Supervises one full-time staff member and up to 2
student workers. Maintains in-depth knowledge of standards and best
practices in the realm of digital projects, library-oriented open-source
platforms and project management. The librarian will participate in
library-wide activities and committees, be active professionally and meet
requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment.
Performs other duties as assigned.

*Required Education and Experience:*

ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Science and two years of relevant

*Required Skills and Abilities:*

·       Experience developing digital library projects and understanding of
web-based project design methods and practices.

·       Demonstrated experience with a Content Management System like
Drupal, and/or a digital objects repository/publication system, such as
Hydra/Fedora, Omeka, CONTENTdm, or OJS.

·       Excellent project management and team leadership skills.

·       Experience with metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, and

·       Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
and across multiple departments.

·       Supervisory skills.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*Preferred Skills and Abilities:*

·       Experience developing and managing large websites and/or digital
repositories, including managing stakeholders’ expectations, and producing
ADA-compliant sites.

·       Experience with HTML/CSS, and some familiarity with a scripting
language like PHP and/or XML/XSLT.

·       Experience with UX assessment methodologies.

·       Experience with Agile-style project management.

·       Experience in an academic library setting.


Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

*To apply:*

To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers
At Temple <> at
the bottom of the home page, and reference TU-19265.  For full
consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along
with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with
a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Delphine Khanna, Head of Digital Library Initiatives
Temple University Library (
Samuel L. Paley Library, Room 113, 1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-4768 | Fax: 215-204-5201 | Email: [log in to unmask]


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