Digital Curation Librarian

at Hamilton College
Location Clinton, NY, New York
Date Posted August 16, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Hamilton College and its Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division are trailblazers in supporting teaching, learning and faculty/student scholarship. In addition to the support provided for traditional library and IT services, LITS staff are actively engaged in efforts to support digital scholarship in innovative ways, including the campus wide Digital Hamilton strategic initiative. We are a member of national and regional consortia including the Oberlin Group, the Islandora Collaboration Group, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, and the Council on Library and Information Resources. LITS, and Hamilton College, have a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees, supporting and encouraging our staff to seek opportunities to expand and strengthen their skills.

We seek a collaborative, creative, strategic thinker to join LITS in the role of Digital Curation Librarian to lead efforts to manage, curate, and preserve Hamilton’s digital collections and scholarly output. Reporting to the Associate Director, Metadata and Digital Initiatives, the incumbent will work alongside diverse faculty, student, librarian, and IT colleagues across campus and within open-source communities on projects that advance our systems used in research, teaching, and learning.

The Digital Curation Librarian will execute and manage our ingest process, curate objects and metadata contained in our digital collections, and will collaborate on digital scholarship projects. The incumbent will manage preservation of our digital collections, and provide expertise in the area of preservation on collaborative projects across the campus. This is the perfect professional opportunity for someone who would enjoy partnering with others to help guide Hamilton’s digital future and enhance scholars’ ability to pursue new avenues for learning and research.


  • A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent knowledge gained through education and work experience is required
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot detailed technical workflows
  • Understanding of metadata
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend tools
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Capable of fostering a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diversity
  • Eager to learn and experiment with new technologies
  • Ability to overcome difficult technical challenges
  • Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diversity.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.