Digital Initiatives Librarian, USD

Brief Description

The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and technology-savvy individual for a new library faculty position as Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for exploring, building, implementing, assessing, and supporting the Library’s digital projects, institutional repository and scholarly communication initiatives. Experience with digitization and preservation efforts and understanding of emerging trends in these areas are essential.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the University Librarian and working under the direction of the University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital projects and developing and managing the University’s institutional repository based in Copley Library. He/she plans services and standards for digital projects and repository projects and prepares related workflow, long-term preservation and perpetual access documentation and procedures. The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository. The Digital Initiatives Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary journals, scientific data sets, born-digital documents, and other similar content. He/she works closely with the library faculty and teaching faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University. He/she is responsible for devising, implementing, and leading outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus. The Digital Initiatives Librarian must have the ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems. A strong commitment to service and user access to information is essential. This position serves as a liaison to one academic department. This is a 12-month tenure-track library faculty position.

Major duties include:
Develop, manage, promote and assess the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program; provide long-term policies and practices for the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program; support sustainable scholarly communication at the University of San Diego; manage and train student assistants and other personnel; devise, implement, and lead outreach activities with emphasis on promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus

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