19.661 job at Maryland: Digital Collections Librarian

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:06:07 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 661.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:35:44 +0000
         From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu>
         Subject: Digital Collections Librarian position announcement

Title: Librarian (Digital Collections)
Category: Non-Tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking creative and dynamic
qualified applicants for the position of Digital Collections
Librarian. This position reports to the Assistant Dean and Head of
Digital Collections and Research, who reports directly to the Dean of
Libraries. The position will support the Assistant Dean in managing
projects coordinated by the office of Digital Collections and
Research. Working in a team-based environment, this position will
research, evaluate, test and recommend various methodologies,
standards, and software used in the creation of digital collections
and their long-term preservation; maintain best practice
documentation for all areas of digitization; provide expertise to
others in the creation of digital collections; participate in grant
writing and training initiatives.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library
or information science or a master's degree in a relevant
disciplinary area. Minimum two years of relevant experience in a
digital library or digital humanities center or initiative.
Demonstrated experience of successfully bringing digital projects in
a library or humanities setting to completion. Professional
familiarity with current trends in the conversion of analog to
digital resources, born-digital resources, as well as the long-term
management and preservation of digital objects. Proficiency in
XML-based technologies, including but not limited to text encoding
(EAD, and TEI). Demonstrated experience working with current metadata
standards (including METS, Dublin Core, VRA Core). Knowledge of HTML
and related technologies, (CSS and JavaScript).

Ability to manage project teams and to manage a broad range of tasks
in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and
changing constraints. Ability to maintain a systematic perspective;
to actively participate in a team-based environment. Evidence of
strong service orientation; ability to interact effectively with a
broad variety of staff within the library, the university, and on
collaborative initiatives with peers from other institutions.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly,
knowledgeably, and personably, both orally and in writing.

Preferred: Experience working on open source software projects and
tools development; demonstrated experience with PhP, JSP, XSLT,
XPath, Schema. 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:


Applications: For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume,
and names/addresses of three references by April 17, 2006.
Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to Jane
Williams, 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.

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Assistant Dean
Head of Digital Collections and Research
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408
Email: sschreib_at_umd.edu
Received on Fri Mar 17 2006 - 04:22:05 EST

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