19.299 Librarian for Digital Repository at University of Maryland

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 07:07:47 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 299.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 06:59:12 +0100
         From: Susanna Van Sant <svansant_at_umd.edu>
         Subject: Librarian for Digital Repository at University of Maryland

Title: Librarian for Digital Repository at University of Maryland
Category: Non-Tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking qualified applicants
for the position of Librarian (Coordinator) for Digital Repository at
the University of Maryland (DRUM). This position reports to the
Collection Management Team Leader and is responsible for the
leadership of the DRUM Team. The DRUM Coordinator may be responsible
for the supervision of one .5 FTE graduate assistant. The University
Libraries use DSpace for the management and accessibility of its
digital repository. The collection currently consists of more than
2,500 items and averages 900 searches per month. DRUM is accessible
at http://drum.umd.edu

Responsibilities: The DRUM Coordinator is responsible for advancing
the development of the campus digital repository and in promoting
repository services to the University of Maryland campus. The
coordinator provides direct user support, education, and
documentation, develops new collections within the repository, and
develops and implements public relations and marketing of programs in
coordination with the Public Relations team. The Coordinator serves
as liaison to Information Technology Division and Technical Services
Division staff contributing to the service and provides training for
Library staff. The DRUM Coordinator serves as an expert on
institutional repositories and other open access repositories as well
as copyright issues surrounding institutional repositories.

Qualifications: Required: An appropriate graduate degree, which may
include an ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information
Science or a Master's degree in Information Management, but other
related degrees may be equally relevant. At least one year's
experience with digital libraries, electronic archives, institutional
repositories, or an equivalent open access vehicle. Strong written
and oral communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and
creativity. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
and to work effectively within a complex academic
environment. Commitment to ongoing professional growth and
development. Commitment to principles of diversity. Preferred:
Knowledge of basic metadata schemas, especially Dublin core,
knowledge of HTML. Teaching experience. Strong public service focus.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty ranks. Appointment rank
is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant
credentials. For additional information, consult the following
website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/PUB/APPSC.doc.

Applications: For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume,
and names/addresses of three references by October 31,
2005. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to Ray
Foster, Personnel, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College
Park, MD 20742-7011. E-mail to gfernan1_at_umd.edu. Fax:301-314-9960. UM
Libraries' website: http://www.lib.umd.edu
The University of Maryland is an EEO/AA employer.

Susanna Van Sant
Interim Collection Management Team Leader
University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, MD 20742-7011
Received on Tue Sep 27 2005 - 02:18:13 EDT

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