[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Job Posting: Digital Initiatives Librarian @ Brandeis University

Hong Jing jennyjing at brandeis.edu
Mon Nov 14 09:52:00 EST 2016

*Please excuse for cross-posting*

*Job Posting: Digital Initiatives Librarian (Job ID: 525688)*

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Digital Initiatives Librarian to be
responsible for administration and configuration of institutional
repository and related systems and applications.

*Examples of Key Responsibilities:*

   - Responsible for administration and configuration of institutional
   repository and related systems and applications, including but not limited
   to creation of new IR communities and collections.  Outreach to
   communities, for planning and performing batch loads of new collections,
   implementation of workflow, technical processes and methodology, and
   administering authorizations and roles within the institutional repository
   and related applications.
   - Works in conjunction with library systems staff, vendor support staff
   and open source communities, and Scholarly Communications to troubleshoot,
   resolve and escalate problems; works in conjunction with library systems
   staff to coordinate and perform application and system upgrades.  Creates
   specifications and scripting for metadata transformation and crosswalks.
   - Performs technical support for faculty and staff in the use of the
   institutional repository and related applications, and assists with process
   and workflow development.  Works as a member of the library team to plan
   and implement changes to delivered public interfaces; works as a member of
   the library team to integrate digital collections with other campus-wide
   - Assists with creation of short and long-term plans for digitization of
   selected materials, working with content specialists and faculty members to
   determine priorities for digitization.  Works as a member of Library &
   Technology Service (LTS) teams to assist faculty and staff in decision
   making for new collections. Receives requests for assistance with digital
   materials, and evaluates the appropriateness of those materials for
   inclusion in current or future digital asset systems.
   - Performs execution and support of LTS institutional repository
   policies and procedures, and assists in the development of policies as
   needed.  Serves as resident authority for metadata and digitization
   standards.  Helps guide and ensure adherence to capture standards, metadata
   standards, preservation standards, technical workflow and quality control.
   - Back-up core function of systems in the library and be available for


MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education;
3-5 years experience with library digital repositories

Experience developing and managing digital software (DSpace,
ArchivesSpace); knowledge and experience working in Unix or Linux systems
at the CLI

Proven engagement in the broader library systems community with a focus on
administering and supporting digital initiatives applications and services;
familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublic Core

Strong organizational, communication, customer service and interpersonal
skills; ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.

*Preferred skills:*

Familiarity with digitization projects and standards for various materials,
e.g. electronic theses and dissertations, manuscripts, photographs and
audio and video recordings

Experience with scripting languages and using APIs; experience with CSS,
XML, XSL, XSLT and harvesting standards; experience in a research library
or academic library

*How to Apply:*

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option
for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the *Job
ID* column
heading.  Locate the desired job listing by Job ID.  Click the job title
and then Apply Now.

*Closing Statement:*

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans
to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against
any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin,
disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected

Jenny Jing

Manager, Library Systems
Library & Technology Services,
Brandeis University Library

JennyJing at brandeis.edu
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