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Monday, July 25, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Meadville, PA - Digital Resources Librarian

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Digital Resources Librarian

Allegheny College, a small liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Digital Resources Librarian. This is a new full-time position in Pelletier Library reporting to the Head of Resources and Metadata Management. In collaboration with staff in the library and technology services, the successful candidate will be the primary support person for the library's management of internally-created digital resources, including manuscripts, images, audio / video, and student / faculty research and publications. In particular, the candidate will be responsible for managing the library's DSpace institutional repository and ArtStor Shared Shelf, providing support for the College's open access initiative, working with librarians and instructional technologists to create and manage a new library website, and working one evening reference shift per week during the academic year. As necessary and as time permits, the candidate will also assist with managing commercially-vended digital resources.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Understanding of institutional repositories and digital asset management systems.
  • Knowledge of Dublin Core and VRA.
  • Experience assisting students and faculty with research both in person and online.
  • Creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, and the ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the institution.
  • Good analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, teaching and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of liberal arts education and its implications to libraries.
  • Proven ability to assess the need for and acquire additional technology and technical skills.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a small academic library.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications.
  • Experience with DSpace and / or Artstor Shared Shelf.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, XML, CSS, XSLT, APIs, JavaScript and SQL.
  • Experience with managing and creating streaming audio and video.
Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.'s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with seven freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by email to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Brian Kern
Director of Resources and Metadata Services
Pelletier Library
Allegheny College

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