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Digital Services Librarian, Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater, OK


The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative, tenure-track faculty members with a passion for data and emerging technologies, who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with other faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

Responsibilities: As Assistant/Associate Professor, Digital Services Librarian, you will work on a variety of metadata and data-related projects. This includes but is not limited to creating descriptive metadata, crosswalks, and workflows for digital collections. Prepare and facilitate metadata for upload and/or harvesting into a variety of discovery systems. Assist in statistical reporting of annual library data. Serve as an active participant in the Library’s Carpentries program. Be able to meet university requirements in keeping with a tenure-track faculty position, including scholarly and creative activities, and service.

Required Qualifications:

A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or a master’s degree in a relevant field. One to two years of related professional experience. Experience creating, manipulating, migrating, and transforming metadata. Ability to assess new technology and data manipulation tools and use them to improve library services. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Effective time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with digital repository systems, digital asset management systems, and/or related systems. Experience with online catalogs, discovery layers, and cataloging tools. Experience working with controlled vocabularies and identity management. Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF. Experience working with archival and/or born-digital collections. Experience supervising student employees.

How to Apply:

Candidates are encouraged to view Dean Sheila Johnson’s expectations for Library leaders: or soon to be graduates are encouraged to apply.

The salary is a minimum $55,000 annually for an 11-month appointment with a generous holiday schedule, health care plans, and retirement options.  As a new library faculty member, you will receive start-up funding for research and/or professional travel and have access to the Library’s grant writer and development team as well as a full communication team.

Application review begins November 15, 2022, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at Along with the listed qualifications, please indicate in your cover letter any other professional experiences, certifications, or accomplishments that you would bring to this position. Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation to faculty and staff.  The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check.