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Digitization Services Coordinator

Digitization Services Coordinator

University of Maryland Libraries Job Location: Maryland Apply By: Open until filled, best date of consideration 04/26/2021 Date Created: 04-13-2021

Title: Digitization Services Coordinator

Category: Exempt-Regular

Department: Libraries, Digital Services and Technologies, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting

Salary: $51,468–$64,336 (Salary will be commensurate with experience.)

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting department performs digitization operations for the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries, and seeks to be a leader in the region and professional community for process development, special format digitization, and peer education.

In support of these goals, the Digitization Services Coordinator manages the in-house digitization operations at the University of Maryland Libraries, in the Hornbake Digitization Center (HDC), the central location in which most textual, photographic, and audio materials are digitized, and in the Performing Arts Digitization Studio (PADS), the satellite space in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for still image and audio digitization. The Coordinator manages people, projects, and relationships with collections managers. The Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises hourly student assistants or part-time contract staff to perform digitization work and quality control of all files and metadata. The Coordinator solicits and plans in-house digitization projects with relevant library staff. The individual manages and prioritizes short-term, user-initiated requests, and balances these with managing long-term projects. The Coordinator establishes quality assurance standards and manages quality control for all digital files and associated metadata records uploaded to all digital repositories. The individual provides oversight for all in-house digitization requests and projects, maintains digitization equipment, and reports production and inspection statistics. The Coordinator maintains updated digitization and file management procedural documentation, and creates documentation and instructions for in-house projects. The Coordinator assesses in-house digitization needs, is expected to remain current with evolving digitization standards and best practices, and will research development for expansion into additional formats. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field by the start of employment


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field can be substituted for two years of experience
  • Specialization in archives, preservation studies, digital curation, or special collections
  • People or project management continuing education



  • Four years of demonstrated digitization project management working in a cultural heritage institution or production management in a related field
  • One year of supervisory experience


  • One year working with special collections or archival materials
  • Experience using a digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, etc.)
  • Experience working with legacy media formats

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.


Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82092. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/email addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and best considered by April 26, 2021.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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