Manage, in collaboration with the Library Systems Specialist and the Special Collections Librarian, digital resource platforms (currently Omeka, in the future CONTENTdm and Digital Commons);
Develop and maintain institutional repository projects, such as the RICE repository, faculty publications repository, and student publications repository;
Plan, manage, and coordinate digital projects, working closely with library staff, faculty, and members of the college community;
Oversee a future digitization center, including the training and supervision of student assistants;
Partner with other units within and beyond the library on digital initiatives, particularly on metadata protocols and standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, and/or METS and linked open data;
Develop and implement a long-term digital preservation program for digital scholarship
Promote and enhance access to local digital collections;
Coordinate digital library collaborations with key external partners (e.g. The Boyle County Public Library, local historical associations, other colleges and universities);
Serve as liaison to one or more academic programs and participate in the library instruction programs;
Manage large datasets and / or be a resource for students and faculty in this work;
Work with library staff to focus on user need;
Manage Intellectual Property Issues for online objects;
In collaboration with campus Information Technology Systems, manage sustainability issues for online objects;
Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Education and Experience
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent
Strong project management, analytical, and organizational skills
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
Familiarity with best practices in digital preservation
Facility for learning, using, and applying appropriate technologies in a library context
Knowledge of and interest in effective practices in data transfer, infrastructure, and interoperability
Progressively responsible experience working in an academic library
Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use)
Experience with XML, web programming, graphic design, and scripting, or a demonstrated ability to learn these skills
Familiarity with the curation of various formats of digital scholarship (e.g., data sets, media, images)
Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.
Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.
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