Assistant Librarian – Digital Collections Librarian

at University of Wyoming Libraries (view profile)
Published March 20, 2024
Location Laramie, Wyoming
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in library/information science by start date
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 55200
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade 67


The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.


Digital Collections Librarian


UW Libraries seeks a collaborative and creative librarian to join our Digital Collections team.  The Digital Collections Librarian will oversee the digitization of materials in a variety of formats, both 2D and 3D, planning and execution of new digital collections and exhibits, and the maintenance of existing digital collections. The Digital Collections Librarian will coordinate with the university community and appropriate library departments for collection building, metadata creation, and discovery of and access to digital collections.

Digital Collections includes digitized materials from the Emmitt D. Chisum Special Collections, libraries’ general collections, and collections from collaborating partners. Examples include historic maps, books, photographs, audio-visual mat erials, newspaper collections, and 3-D fossils and vertebrate specimens. The department also hosts institutional and data repositories.

This position reports to the chair of Digital Collections.


  • Develop and manage UW Libraries’ digitized collections (i.e. content WyoDigital and Sketchfab) while employing current digital library technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Lead and consult on current digitization of both 2D and 3D materials by working closely with Digital Collections and Special Collections personnel on digitization workflows and content identification, evaluation, planning, execution, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Serve as main point of contact for the WyoDigital DSpace instance and coordinate regular maintenance, troubleshooting, and updating via vendor (Atmire).
  • Create, integrate, and ensure long-term access to digital collections objects and metadata from the University of Wyoming including the coordination of dark archiving.
  • Ensure discovery of digitized materials by coordinating metadata ingest in DPLA and the library discovery system
  • Conduct workshops as appropriate each semester on topics related to digitization, digital humanities, digital preservation, or other related areas for public outreach to the UW community.
  • Contribute to and create user documentation for training and workflows on digitization equipment and WyoDigital and Sketchfab platforms.
  • Coordinate purchasing, vendor contracts, ongoing maintenance/updating, troubleshooting, and documentation of digitization equipment and software (both 2D and 3D).


As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. ( 

UW Libraries are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment. Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at For more information on UW Libraries, please visit


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


Please address all minimum qualifications in your application materials. 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in library/information science by start date.
  • Knowledge of digital repository platforms such as DSpace, Digital Commons, Tind, Fedora, Collections Space, etc.
  • Knowledge of digitization best practices with regard to 2D objects and/or 3D objects as well as appropriate hardware and software
  • Knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemas (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, METS-ALTO, EML, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-focused service orientation


  • Experience with selecting and evaluating materials for digitization.
  • Experience with large-scale digitization and working with vendors.
  • Experience with initiating, planning, coordinating, and implementing complex projects and services.
  • Experience with or knowledge of managing digital repositories

*The UW Libraries is committed to providing candidates who meet the minimum qualifications with professional development funding and support to acquire skills and grow into positions. While minimum qualifications must be met to proceed to the interview stage, preferred qualifications are not required. Applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences would benefit this position and the organization  


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter that addresses how your knowledge, skills, and abilities address the minimum and any desired qualifications.
  • Contact information for four professional references.

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 4/17/2024 will receive full consideration.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit