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Digital Projects Librarian

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
September 15, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please include the following:

1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate.

2) A resume or CV.

3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor.

Department Summary
The Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department is charged with coordination and management of library programs related to: digital scholarship services, the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, digital collections, open access publishing, the institutional repository, and digital preservation. The department works closely with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Collections and Metadata Services, Library Systems, Special Collections and University Archives, the Center for Media and Educational Technology, etc., and serves as the primary contact between the department and external organizations involved in digital initiatives.

The Center’s goals are to:

• Fuel innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing ready access to experts in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to the wide range of technologies that enable this work;

• Enhance the creation and dissemination of UO’s innovative humanistic teaching, research, and scholarship, through new forms of open-access, sustainable publishing and production of digital media, learning objects, and other scholarly products;

• Develop training programs, networking opportunities, and outreach events related to the digital humanities and digital social sciences, working in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, and technologists;

• Establish a central, holistic gateway for external audiences, scholars, and industry to access UO’s distinctive research and scholarship in the digital humanities and digital social sciences;

• Seek out and obtain philanthropic, public, and institutional funding to expand and incentivize work in the digital humanities and digital social sciences across the University.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), the Digital Projects Librarian plans, executes, and finalizes digital scholarship projects and other digital initiatives in the Libraries, as assigned. Projects may include creation of instruction-related tools, digital scholarship applications, digital collections, and digital systems implementation. The Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions. This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities but will provide project-based leadership, direction, and student supervision, as assigned. The incumbent contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in Library Science, or equivalent advanced degree and work experience required
• Minimum of two years of experience in technology/digital project planning and project management and the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated skill working with digital asset and content management systems
• Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digital collections, digital scholarship, scholarly communication
• Working knowledge of productivity software and a range of established and emerging digital technologies
• Excellent written and oral communications skills required
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment, build consensus, and promote the exchange of information among project team members and clients.
• Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and meet deadlines
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrable experience with project management software/tools and methodologies
• Demonstrable experience with project budget management, capacity planning, and resource allocation
• Knowledge of usability/UX design
• Knowledge of information architecture best practices
• Experience with scholarship of teaching and learning
• Experience with educational technology/instructional design
• Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to library, archives, and/or museum collections
• Knowledge of copyright issues commonly associated with digital projects


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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