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Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, MA


The Digital Services Librarian reports directly to the Dean of the Library. The incumbent will serve as a
library liaison in selected disciplines. Participation in professional organizations, service in library and
university governance, and appropriate professional development activities are expected and required for tenure.

  • Oversee library digital publishing initiatives, including e-journals, theses, and other university
    digital content.
  • Administer the institutional repository (BePress Digital Commons).
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with academic departments and faculty
    engaged in digital projects.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
    with a wide range of abilities.
  • Develop workflows and provide oversight of processing, description, publication, and long-term
    preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with the Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian to develop and manage the
    Library Website.
  • Supervise student workers involved in digital services projects.
  • Collaborate with the Electronic Resources & Collections Services Department to create
    descriptive metadata utilizing national standards and best practices to optimize discovery.
  • Serve as a library liaison in selected disciplines.
  • Collaborate with the Reference Department and departmental liaisons to market and promote
    digital services and content.
  • Collaborate with Archives & Special Collections to make historical materials available digitally in
    innovative ways, including creating online exhibits.
  • In consultation with the Dean and the Library Program Area, create and maintain policies and
    procedures guiding digital storage and preservation practices, including workflows for born-digital
    and digitized content.
  • Provide written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, special library, or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, software, and
    programming languages.
  • Experience using institutional repositories and/or other digital asset management systems.
  • Experience using a variety of metadata schema and file formats.
  • Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity,
    diversity, and inclusion.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic, evolving library and campus environment.
  • Ability to think strategically, set priorities, and manage responsibilities independently.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to
    satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association
    (MSCA) contract.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second master’s degree. (Required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank.)
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library
  • Experience using Digital Commons and/or other repository platforms, tools, and products.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects.
  • Experience with UX design and various assessment methodologies.
  • Understanding of networks, server administration, and other technologies including but not limited
    to cloud-based tools and platforms.
    Posting closes September 12, 2022

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