Digital Scholarship Librarian, Middle TN State University - Walker Library
Twelve-month, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor rank. Available as soon as position is filled.
The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) seeks candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position will be responsible for advancing and supporting library programs for development of an Institutional Repository, digital collections and services in support of digital scholarship, including a graduate and faculty digital scholarship laboratory. Provides leadership and engages with campus academic departments, centers and individual faculty directly and through Library liaisons to encourage inclusion of scholarly materials in the Institutional repository, identify opportunities to support faculty and student digital scholarship and build partnerships for the creation of digital collections.The Digital Scholarship Librarian will work in a highly collaborative environment with Walker Library staff and faculty and staff of archival centers in other administrative units. This position reports to the Dean of Walker Library.
Develop strategic plans, budgets and manage ongoing projects in concert with members of the library and archive partnership Knowledgeable on issues of copyright and rights management in relationship to digital publication.
Establishes and documents campus wide technical and metadata standards for digitization and digital collections. Coordinates the development of a new institutional repository with the overall digital collections projects
Within the library, effectively work with a cross department project team in collaboration with the Heads of User Services, Collection Development and Management and Library Technology to plan, implement and manage digital projects, including the underlying technology infrastructure. Leads efforts to obtain and manage grants and outside funding in support of digital initiatives. Coordinates the collaboration between Walker Library and campus archival centers in the development and implementation of digital scholarship project. Participate in professional service and research activities in support of promotion and tenure requirements.
MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program. Minimum of three years of direct experience in the development of digital collections and/or digital repository. Record of professional experience related to copyright and digital rights management. Record of successful project management. Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across units. Evidence of ability to meeting the scholarly requirements for tenure and promotion.
Experience with ContentDM, Omeka, or DSpace. Strong knowledge of metadata standards and formats. Previous experience in an academic setting. A record of successful grant writing. Experience with formal assessment, evaluation or usability methods.
Working environment/Description of institution:
Environment: Middle Tennessee State University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive University of 24,000 students. MTSU is a dynamic institution with a commitment to diversity, valuing excellent teaching and fostering initiatives in research and public service. The university library lies at the heart of the MTSU educational experience. Murfreesboro, located
30 miles southeast of Nashville, offers a rich cultural and recreational life and easy access to a variety of attractions within the state and region.
See the Background Statement on Diversity and Excellence at http://library.mtsu.edu/administration/diversity
Salary and benefits: Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary. Generous benefits include full-paid State or TIAA/CREF retirement, 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Deadline for applying: Open until position filled.
For full details and application procedures, please see http://library.mtsu.edu/administration/jobs.php before applying.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Required documents for a complete application:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Submit as other document(s):
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Research interest statement
Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of reference, specific to the position, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview.
Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at ttp://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.