Essential Functions: The Digital Collections Librarian works in the Discovery Services Unit under the supervision of the Assistant Dean. In conjunction with the Digital Publishing and Web teams, and especially with the Reuther Library (the largest Labor archive in North America), this individual will work in concert with the Technical Services Archivist to effect access and discovery of a range of library- and archive-curated digital materials. The Digital Collections Librarian will be focused on the establishment of access systems and the design of user interfaces to ensure community engagement with Wayne State University Libraries' diverse digital collections.Early opportunities will include evaluating Wayne State's existing digital collections platform for extension, adaptation to integrate with other systems, or replacement; advancing our implementations of digital archival management systems and their integration with digital collection infrastructure; and evaluating potential print and digital collections for inclusion in our online offerings.With key archivists, coordinate colleagues to effect access and discovery of digital collections;Evaluate and implement (in partnership with technical colleagues) access systems appropriate to a range of digital objects;Develop and theme user interfaces for access systems to digital collections;Where necessary, coordinate digitization efforts for the Library System;Identify, curate, or otherwise evaluate or implement potential additions to the Library System's digital collections;Collaborate with partners inside and outside the library on digital collections-related initiatives, evaluating goals, requirements, and scope to meet partner needs;Translate ideas developed in collaboration with partners into actionable workflows and infrastructure in the library;Provide project management for ongoing initiatives; andMonitor professional trends in assigned areas and make recommendations such that services and resources are kept up to date with current best practice.
Qualifications: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA- accredited library school;Demonstrated experience using web scripting technologies to theme or otherwise implement user interfaces;Experience creating, managing or otherwise administering library or archive digital collections;Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in a higher education setting; Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects and initiatives and set priorities;Competency in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems;Curiosity and a commitment to learn where knowledge gaps exist;Highly developed written and verbal communication skills; andBasic familiarity with archival principles and practice.
Internal Number: 76_207850
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.