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Digital Initiatives Librarian

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 3, 2022

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Position Type
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 Title: Digital Initiatives Librarian Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ Department: Library-Metro Hiring Manager: Ana Fontoura Hiring Manager Title: University Librarian College: Position Type: Professional Administrative Grade: 27 FLSA: Exempt Faculty Rank: No Response Salary: Commensurate with Experience Status: Full-Time Months Worked: 12 Month Job Summary:
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 mission. Required Qualifications:
  1. 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 development.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Hours Worked
35 hours/week Posting Date: 06/03/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Types Accepted: Application for Employment Supplemental Questions

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  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3

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