Digital Projects Librarian
Columbia University Libraries Job Location: New York Date Created: 10-10-2018
- Coordinate, support and empower Library staff to deploy digital library projects. Enable and ensure the smooth operation and successful implementation of digital projects within a highly collaborative environment.
- Participate in project review, analysis, development, planning and assessment, working as a team member with Libraries curatorial and technical staff, faculty and external vendors.
- Carries out the creation, ingest, and maintenance of digital library metadata and content by applying relevant national and international standards and accommodating local needs in coordination with Original Cataloging and Metadata Services Department and other relevant departments.
- Contribute to formal grant proposals, requests for vendor proposals, and grant reports.
- Provide advice and consulting to other units within CUL and campus-wide in areas related to the Digital Libraries and Scholarly Technologies.
- Masters Degree in library / computer science or equivalent.
- Knowledge of library digital technology systems & services.
- Knowledge of digital libraries standards.
- Knowledge of metadata standards & principles.
- Experience working in digital library / digital humanities technology projects.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Advanced academic degree in a subject area requiring research or scholarship.
- Ability to think strategically and envision new and complex knowledge systems and services.
- Knowledge of current digital library technologies such as Fedora, Samvera, Hyrax, etc.
- Familiarity with digital project management methodologies and tools, such as Jira.
- Experience working with tools for metadata remediation and data normalization.
Columbia University Libraries have a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum and throughout University life. Columbia welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the University's educational mission. We invite applicants who have demonstrated creative approaches to empowering and mentoring staff, leading projects, solving problems, and developing user-centric programs, services, or collections. We offer salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience. Columbia University Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.