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Digital Initiatives Librarian
Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ
Hiring Manager Title:
Commensurate with Experience
Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for
Technical Services, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will
spearhead library-wide efforts to advance open access initiatives,
provide scholarly publishing guidance and training to researchers
and scholars including copyright and fair use, and manage and
maintain the library’s institutional repository. The incumbent will
lead and support efforts to develop and promote a sustainable
campus community of practice surrounding open access and digital
initiatives through advocacy, seeking out contributors, marketing
and collaboration efforts with the University community
particularly within the digital humanities. The librarian is
responsible for new and ongoing digitization projects, provides
copyright guidance to users, advocates for access, creation and use
of open access in support of the libraries and University’s
- MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school. Additional
Master’s Degree in a discipline related to courses of study offered
at Fairleigh Dickinson University preferred.
2. Five years professional experience working in scholarly
communications field, preferably in an academic library setting.
Experience managing digital initiatives, copyright, fair use, open
access materials and institutional repositories required.
3. Experience with Open Educational Resources including
identification, dissemination, adoption and assessment of
affordable course content.
4. Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal
computers (Microsoft suite), various software, Web and library
relevant information technology applications.
5. Knowledge of current trends in scholarly communications in
higher education setting and commitment to professional
6.Effective analytical skills to quickly assess and resolve library
procedural and system issues.
7. Project management experience with effective organizational
skills to work on several projects simultaneously while continuing
to meet schedules and implementation dates.
8. Ability to work independently with strong organizational,
analytical, and problem-solving skills.
9. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and
external parties and diverse constituencies, including
administration, staff, faculty, students, and vendors.
10. Experience with instruction and staff training; excellent
written and oral communication skills.
11. Knowledge of OCLC WMS, MARC records, RDA, AACR2, LCSNH
experience with original cataloging preferred.
12.Valid driver’s license and accessibility to transportation for
travel between campuses.
13. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing
the background check and produce a Social S
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Types Accepted:
Application for Employment
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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- Letter of Reference 1
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