[Metadatalibrarians] Position Announcement: Digital Innovation Librarian, Millersville University

Teresa Weisser Teresa.Weisser at millersville.edu
Mon Jan 14 13:40:21 PST 2019

Millersville, PA 17551-0302

Nine-Month Tenure-Track Faculty
Beginning August 2019

Description: The Library Department welcomes applications for Digital Innovation Librarian. The position will provide leadership in digital initiatives for the Library and serve as a resource for the University community for our growing digital repository. Develop best practices, standards, and technologies that support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Library's digital assets in all formats (text, image, audio, and video). They will also participate in offering research assistance, information literacy instruction, and serve as the subject librarian for selected departments. MU is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, with an enrollment of about 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Required: Proof of MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and 10 additional graduate credits required by date of appointment. Knowledge of strategies for digital object creation, curation, and preservation. Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository and/or digital library systems (e.g. DSpace, Islandora/Fedora, CONTENTdm, TIND). Familiarity with a variety of digital library standards for file formats and metadata content, structure, and values. Exceptional with: oral and written communication skills and experience establishing positive and productive collaborations at a college/university, analytical and organizational skills. Evidence of: professional initiative and flexibility, a commitment to student learning commensurate with the university's strong instructional mission, leadership experience on collaborative, collegial, and project-oriented teams. Experience with: designing and maintaining web-based resources, enthusiasm for teaching, either in a library or other setting. Commitment to diversity and equity. Three successful background checks.

Preferred: Second Master's degree or ABD. Demonstrated experience providing leadership for digital collection projects. Understanding of archival theory and best practices as they relate to the acquisition, description, and preservation of digital collections. Experience with: tools used to capture, preserve, and deliver born-digital materials; writing grants for digital projects; supervising students with digital projects; creating documentation for digital projects; providing reference service/research assistance in multiple formats. Professional experience in an academic library.

To Apply: For complete information and to apply, go to http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/6078 and create a faculty application. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference required.

Application Submission: Full consideration given to applications received by February 1, 2019.

 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Millersville University, highly regarded for its instructional quality and strong commitment to diversity, is a student-centered institution and one of 14 institutions of the PA State System of Higher Education. The campus is located in historic Lancaster County within convenient traveling distance to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Millersville enrolls approximately 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has over 900 full-time employees. Served by approximately 350 full-time faculty, the University offers associate, bachelor and master degrees in a wide range of majors in the arts and sciences, education and other professional fields. Millersville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. This includes Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Coordinators: Services for Students with Physical Disabilities-Dr. Sherlynn Bessick, Director of Learning Services, Lyle Hall 717-871-5554; Title VI and Title IX Coordinator, Office of the VP for Student Affairs/Enrollment Management, Student Memorial Center, 717-871-4100; ADA Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, Dilworth Building, (717) 871-4950.

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