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Digital Resources and Initiatives Manager

E-appoint Tracking Number: LIBR006392S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Staff

Is position tenure earning: No

Position Department/Office: Library

Appointment Duration: 12 Month

Position Responsibilities: The Digital Resources and Initiatives Manager will: * Provide leadership for the growth and the promotion of the Library’s digital resources. * Provide leadership for the enhancement of a shared institutional repository. * Collaborate with other library units in the management of the library’s digital collections platforms. * Collaborate with other library units to identify potential collections to digitize. * Seek grant and other funding sources to support digitization projects. * Provide expertise in the development, management and promotion of library web pages, social media, mobile interfaces, digital signage, and other initiatives. * Keep current with trends in digital library technologies, emerging technologies, learning management systems, open educational resources, preservation of digital objects, and scholarly communication issues.

Minimum Requirements: Required Qualifications: * Masters degree in library and/or information science from an ALA accredited program or a masters degree in a relevant field. * Minimum of two years of professional experience with the management of digitization projects or management of an institutional repository. * Demonstrated knowledge of metadata schemas, such as Dublin Core, and of digital file formats. * Familiarity with the development and application of web technologies. * Demonstrated ability to write for the Web. * Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and a commitment to excellent service.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: * Relevant work experience in an academic library setting. * Familiarity with intellectual property, copyright, and licensing issues that impact digitization projects. * Experience with digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm, D-Space, or Digital Commons. * Relevant experience with the creation and use of social media and mobile interfaces in academic library contexts. * Successful experience with grant writing and applications.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 06/30/14

Application Instructions:

To apply, please e-mail a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and contact information for three references to Morgan McCune, Chair of the Digital Resources and Initiatives Manager Search Committee, at mmccune@pittstate.edu  First consideration will be given to applications received by 30 June 2014.  Position is open until filled.  Position is contingent upon funding.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Other Information: The Digital Resources and Initiatives Manager reports to the Dean of Library Services and works most closely with the Systems Librarian and the Library Systems Manager. This position is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure position. Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, with an enrollment of approximately 7,400 students. The City of Pittsburg has a population of approximately 20,000 residents and is close to major cultural events and areas of great natural beauty. The city is only 30 minutes from Joplin, Missouri, about two hours from Kansas City, Missouri and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and less than three hours from Branson, Missouri and Eureka Springs, Arkansas in the heart of the Ozarks.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2012.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.