ASU Library seeks a Digital Initiatives Librarian to coordinate
and oversee digital projects and initiatives for ASU Library,
through a team-based approach to leading, planning, and managing
repository services, with primary responsibility for ensuring
digital access to the Library’s engaging and expanding digital
cultural heritage collections.
Reporting to the Head of Open Collections Curation and Access,
the Digital Initiatives Librarian leads the effective lifecycle
management of PRISM collections, and collaborates with librarians,
archivists, user experience specialists, and other stakeholders to
ensure that digital content in the PRISM repository is
appropriately discoverable, accessible, usable, and preserved.
PRISM preserves and shares digitized and born digital content from
ASU Library's many unique distinctive, archival, and
community-oriented collections, including bilingual collections in
Spanish and English. Collections in PRISM are open, and intended to
be used for teaching, learning, research, and scholarship, and
include historic and contemporary photographs, maps, audio
recordings, videos, manuscripts, and texts.
As a creative and dynamic professional, the Digital Initiatives
Librarian develops opportunities for inter-institutional
cooperation, explores emerging technologies and novel solutions,
and contributes to building an active and knowledgeable community.
Through professional development and service activities, the
Digital Initiatives Librarian contributes to expanding and
enhancing digital collections services, including those for ASU’s
diverse communities of learners and scholars.
A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library
is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus
locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of
information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study
spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving
as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise,
the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across
disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key
research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to
ASU. A strong supporter of student success and a critical partner
in realizing the New American University mission of access,
excellence and impact, the ASU Library is a space of potentiality,
out of which many futures can be built and of which none are
excluded. More information about the library can be found at
- Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an
American Library Association accredited program.
- At least 1 year of experience with digital collections
- A statement in your cover letter addressing how your past
and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity
and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to inclusive
- 1-3 years of professional experience working with digital
collections associated with an archival repository.
- 1-3 years of project management experience.
- Fluency with or reading knowledge of Spanish.
- Demonstrated knowledge of digitization processes, life cycle
management of digital assets, metadata schema, authority control,
controlled vocabularies, and relevant descriptive standards.
- Knowledge of nationally-accepted digital metadata standards
such as Dublin Core or MODS; archival description standards such as
DACS or EAD; or transformation tools and scripting languages such
as Open Refine or XSLT.
- Knowledge of digital preservation standards and practices,
including standards for the certification of Trustworthy Digital
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and
- Excellent analytical, organizational, management, and
- Prior success seeking and gaining consensus on solutions to
Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track
Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and
salary dependent upon experience.
Application Procedures: This is a
paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To
apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/108673 the
following: A cover letter, comprehensive vita or
resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of
3 recent professional references. No paper
applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.
The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file
name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search
committee chair at: Shari.Laster@asu.edu. Application
deadline is August 12, 2022. Applications
will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve
pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be
reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is
Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the United States. For more information
regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about
the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.