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Digital Library Program/Institute of Veterans and Military Families Librarian

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
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Full Time
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Job # 037308 Department Code 20610-5452 Department SU Libraries Job Title Digital Library Program/Institute of Veterans and Military Families Librarian Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience. Staff Level 00 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library Program ( DLP ), Digital Library Program/Institute of Veterans and Military Families ( IVMF ) Librarian supports the development of the IVMF Digital Resource Library while gaining key competencies in digital library skills through two, part-time, four-month rotations with digital library specialists in areas to be determined by the incumbent and their supervisor, and a third, part-time, four-month research rotation to build additional skills while contributing to the impact and reach of the Libraries’ Digital Library Program.

The DLP / IVMF Librarian will also work closely with IVMF’s Director of Quality and Innovation and the Libraries’ SURFACE (institutional repository) Team and the Lead Librarian for Digital and Open Scholarship in leading a team of student workers and interns engaged in building out four key aspects of the IVMF Digital Resource Library: accessibility of content, description of digital objects (metadata development and strategy), content curation (or digital collection development), and reference and educational services. The DLP / IVMF Librarian is intended as a one-year term-appointment that will inform the development of the more comprehensive IVMF Digital Library Leadership Initiative. Qualifications
The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and equitable workforce. We are fully committed to hiring and developing diverse talent and believe deeply in equity, diversity of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given role. We strongly encourage applicants who share these values to apply.

ALA -accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree or equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience). Job Specific Qualifications
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.

Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.

Evidence of strong interest and success in working with digital libraries.

Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship. Responsibilities
IVMF Digital Resource Library Support
Working closely with the Director of Quality and Innovation at the Institute of Veterans and Military Families, the incumbent will:
  • Coordinate the activity and interests of IVMF Digital Resource Library student teams, focusing on four main areas of digital library development: content accessibility, metadata strategy, collection development, and reference services.
  • Lead in the development and documentation of workflows and local best practices.
  • Participate as needed in accessibility remediation of original content, metadata creation, collection development, and reference activities as needed in support of the IVMF Digital Resource Library.
  • Participate in regular development meetings related to the IVMF Digital Resource Library.
  • Serve as an interlocutor between IVMF and the Libraries¿ SURFACE Institutional Repository team.

Digital Library Competency Rotations
In order to better-develop competencies in digital librarianship that meet the goals of the Libraries Digital Leadership Initiative, the incumbent will:
  • Serve two, four-month rotations in a competency area related to digital libraries which may include, but are not limited to: content accessibility, digital preservation, digital production, digital and open scholarship, metadata strategy, repository management, etc.
  • Work with a functional specialist to complete a short project in the functional area of choice.

Research and Review
To further develop a knowledge base in digital librarianship, the incumbent will:
  • Work with Libraries leadership (including the Lead Librarian for Digital and Open Scholarship, the Head of the Digital Library.
  • Program, the Associate Dean for Research Excellence, and possibly the Dean of SU Libraries to develop a research proposal for publication as a Libraries’ white paper and/or publication in an open access journal and the university’s open access institutional repository on a topic of benefit and interest to the Libraries and the continued advancement of the Digital Library Program.
  • Present at a regional or national conference on experiences related to the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 08/04/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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