Digital Repositories Development Librarian

at University of South Carolina Libraries (view profile)
Location Columbia, South Carolina, US, South Carolina
Date Posted June 19, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The University of South Carolina Libraries has a dynamic opportunity for a skilled technology librarian to join our staff as our Digital Repositories Development Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of Library Technology Services, the Digital Repositories Development Librarian will oversee, manage and optimize digital asset management systems for the University Libraries’ digitized content. Collaborating closely with Libraries’ internal stakeholders, this position will assess repository needs, evaluate current solutions, explore emerging technologies and recommend appropriate options. Working with the Unit Colleagues, this position will share programming and system administration tasks as well as oversee, manage and implement system development and optimization projects. This position may supervise student/temporary intern workers when appropriate. This position is a tenure-track faculty librarian position.

Duties include:

  • Administer and maintain effective and efficient functionality of the Libraries’ key digital asset management systems. Troubleshoot technical issues and appropriately respond to internal and external system users.
  • Explore system optimizations and enhancements. Communicate with system stakeholders regarding needs and possible solutions. Provide essential technical knowledge and information impacting system enhancement decision-making.
  • Manage projects to implement agreed upon system enhancements and applications. Apply system APIs, additional tools, custom coding as appropriate to improve and enhance back and front-end functionality as well as improve and enhance workflow efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to assess technical viability of new projects, tools and systems. Guide the definition of user and technical requirements. Recommend suitable technologies and/or strategies.
  • Actively participate on relevant Libraries and campus teams and committees. Actively participate on relevant state and national groups.

Required Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution in the US or Canada.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of developments in higher education, scholarly processes, and digital initiatives facing academic research libraries.

Experience administering digital asset management and repository systems. Experience with Linux/Unix system administration in production environments. Experience using programming and database query languages (e.g. PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL). Experience using scripting and stylesheet languages (e.g. JavaScript, CSS, XSLT).

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty status position with the rank of Librarian.  Benefits include medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan. Review of applications will begin July 10, 2018.

The University of South Carolina was founded in 1801. The Columbia campus is the flagship of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina - Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.

University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

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