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From: Helen Chu [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:18 PM
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Subject: Opportunity: Digital Projects Librarian - University of Oregon (Eugene) (9/15/17)


Hello Colleagues,


The University of Oregon just posted an opening for a Digital Projects Librarian today. This position reports to our new head of digital scholarship services, Franny Gaede, who is bringing renewed energy and excitement to the Libraries.


We would be happy to talk with anyone about this position and the exciting things we’re doing in digital humanities, digital social sciences, digital scholarship and scholarly communications if you’d like more information.  I appreciate your help in spreading the word. 


Digital Projects Librarian

Rank: Assistant Librarian

Position open until filled, Review of applications begins September 15, 2017

The Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department is charged with coordination and management of library programs related to: digital scholarship services, the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, digital collections, open access publishing, the institutional repository, and digital preservation. The department works closely with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Collections and Metadata Services, Library Systems, Special Collections and University Archives, the Center for Media and Educational Technology, etc., and serves as the primary contact between the department and external organizations involved in digital initiatives.

The Center’s goals are to: 

• Fuel innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing ready access to experts in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to the wide range of technologies that enable this work; 
• Enhance the creation and dissemination of UO’s innovative humanistic teaching, research, and scholarship, through new forms of open-access, sustainable publishing and production of digital media, learning objects, and other scholarly products; 
• Develop training programs, networking opportunities, and outreach events related to the digital humanities and digital social sciences, working in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, and technologists; 
• Establish a central, holistic gateway for external audiences, scholars, and industry to access UO’s distinctive research and scholarship in the digital humanities and digital social sciences; 
• Seek out and obtain philanthropic, public, and institutional funding to expand and incentivize work in the digital humanities and digital social sciences across the University.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), the Digital Projects Librarian plans, executes, and finalizes digital scholarship projects and other digital initiatives in the Libraries, as assigned. Projects may include creation of instruction-related tools, digital scholarship applications, digital collections, and digital systems implementation. The Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions. This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities but will provide project-based leadership, direction, and student supervision, as assigned. The incumbent contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in Library Science, or equivalent advanced degree and work experience required
• Minimum of two years of experience in technology/digital project planning and project management and the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated skill working with digital asset and content management systems
• Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digital collections, digital scholarship, scholarly communication
• Working knowledge of productivity software and a range of established and emerging digital technologies
• Excellent written and oral communications skills required
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment, build consensus, and promote the exchange of information among project team members and clients.
• Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and meet deadlines
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrable experience with project management software/tools and methodologies
• Demonstrable experience with project budget management, capacity planning, and resource allocation 
• Knowledge of usability/UX design
• Knowledge of information architecture best practices
• Experience with scholarship of teaching and learning
• Experience with educational technology/instructional design
• Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to library, archives, and/or museum collections 
• Knowledge of copyright issues commonly associated with digital projects






Helen Y. Chu

Associate Dean of Libraries and

Chief Academic Technology Officer

University of Oregon


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