[spcollig] Position announcement: Digital Collections Librarian, Newberry Library

Alan Leopold leopolda at newberry.org
Mon Oct 10 13:49:52 CDT 2011

Newberry Library
Digital Collections Librarian

The Newberry Library seeks an early-career librarian with a humanities 
background and the technical ability and knowledge to assist in 
developing and managing the library’s digital assets. The Digital 
Collections Librarian will participate in the implementation and 
management of the library’s growing digital collections and help to 
coordinate metadata production and services. In addition, the Digital 
Collections Librarian will work closely with digital reproduction 
services, publication and digital initiatives, and information 
technology staff members and serve on the reference team. The position 
reports to the Curator of Modern Manuscripts and the Director of 
Collection Services.

The Newberry Library, an independent research library focused on the 
humanities, is in the midst of multiple technology-based 
developments—implementing a website redesign, planning for digital asset 
management and preservation, determining how to manage born-digital 
assets, producing digital publications and online exhibitions for 
scholarly and general audiences, and more. The Digital Collections 
Librarian position is new to the library, and the responsibilities of 
the position may change in emphasis over time as the library develops 
its digital program and services.

For more information about this position, go to 

QUALIFICATIONS : MLS from ALA-accredited institution or equivalent 
degree required. Background in the humanities, library work experience, 
and experience providing access to digital resources highly desirable. 
Interest in the Newberry’s scholarly and public mission, collections, 
and audiences required.

Experience in or knowledge of the following: Digital library/archives 
trends and technologies; Integrated library systems and collection 
management systems; Metadata/cataloging standards and controlled 
vocabularies; Metadata harvesting and crosswalks; Archives descriptive 
standards and digital curation issues; Data manipulation; Digital 
collection access and use; Digital photography and scanning techniques 
and standards.

Leadership, project management, communication, and organizational 
skills: Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate 
collaboration; Excellent writing skills; Ability to communicate 
effectively with diverse library users and staff; Public service 
orientation requiring tact, patience, and flexibility; Ability to work 
independently and collegially; Capacity for working flexibly and 
creatively in a changing environment.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and résumé to The Office of Human Resources, 
The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Fax 
(312) 255-3509. hr at newberry.org.

CLOSING DATE: October 28, 2011

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