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Digital Innovation Librarian


Digital Innovation Librarian (full-time)


Millersville, PA United States

Application Date

February 20, 2019

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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 20, 2019.