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Position Announcement - Digital Initiatives Librarian, Library and
Technology Services, Brandeis University
Job ID Number 200440
Brandeis University, a private research university in the metropolitan
Boston area, seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and service-oriented
Digital Initiatives Librarian to serve as an integral member of the Web
and Library Application Services (WALAS) team. The WALAS team is part of
the larger Library and Technology Services (LTS) organization. LTS
encompasses the functions traditionally separated into Library Services
and IT services, and leverages the strengths of each to provide high
quality, accessible, and reliable systems and services to support
learning and research activities, operational decision-making, planning,
The Digital Initiatives Librarian plays a leading role in technical
planning, technical implementation, management and support of digital
repository applications and projects. The Digital Initiatives Librarian
is responsible for implementation and support of digital collections
using applications such as DSpace and supporting tools. S/he works as a
member of the team on planning and coordinating digital archiving of
digitized and born-digital materials and drives technical activities
associated with Brandeis' institutional repository including metadata
standards, technical workflow and quality control. S/he works with
technologists and with users of campus-wide applications to integrate
digital collections and other library resources.
This position works collaboratively with LTS departments to develop
digital solutions in support of research, teaching and outreach efforts
for the Brandeis University community.
ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree and 3 to 5 years of experience.
Demonstrated experience implementing and supporting digital collections
and services including the following: electronic theses and
dissertations, archives and special collections, manuscripts,
photographs, and audio and video recordings. Experience with digital
repository software such as DSpace or similar applications. Technical
proficiency with Unix / Linux, XHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, Oracle / SQL, PERL
standards including Dublin Core and MARC. Familiarity with OAI and Open
URL standards and digital harvesting.
Strong organizational, project management skills and communication
skills. Experience in a research library or academic library.
How To Apply
Please apply directly online at
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs.php . You will choose to
apply as an "External Candidate". Please use the Job ID number listed
above to quickly locate the appropriate job listing. Once you have
located the desired job, click Apply Now.
Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and special disabled
and Vietnam-era and other 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,
Vietnam-era Veteran, special disabled veteran and other eligible
veterans, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.