20.062 Digital Librarian position at UCLA

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 08:27:09 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 62.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 08:19:19 +0100
         From: Zoe Borovsky <zoe_at_humnet.ucla.edu>
         Subject: Digital Librarian position at UCLA

Librarian for Digital Collection Development

Department: Digital Library Program

Rank & Salary: Salary and appointment level based on experience and
   Assistant Librarian Rank ($39,000 =AD $43,860)
   Associate Librarian Rank ($43,860 =AD $65,448)
   Librarian Rank ($65,448 =AD $84,060)

Position Availability: Immediately

The UCLA Library seeks applications/nominations for the position of
Librarian for Digital Collection Development in the Digital Library Program.

Description of Library Unit

The UCLA Digital Library Program (DLP) serves as the catalyst for the
creation, management, and delivery of digital content in support of the UCLA
Library mission and goals. The program reports to the Associate University
Librarian for the UCLA Electronic Library and currently consists of 4
academic personnel, a Programmer/Analyst dedicated to developing digital
Oral History collections, and a cadre of project-based temporary staff. The
Digital Library Architect and two additional Programmer/Analysts from the
Library Information Technology unit provide technical development support.

In addition, several staff members in other units have regular working
relationships with the Digital Library Program to provide expertise in
usability, copyright, and descriptive metadata. DLP staff work with
collection curators, faculty, organized research units, and other entities
both on campus and across the nation to build digital collections of
international significance; participate in the design of innovative digital
library technologies for search, retrieval and use of digital content; and
work with faculty and technologists to integrate digital content into
research and instruction.

Program staff are also involved with UC system-wide and national initiatives
that further digital library standards, practices, and technologies.

Position Duties

The Librarian for Digital Collection Development is a key member of the
Digital Library Program (DLP) team. Reporting to the Head of the DLP, the
Librarian provides leadership and coordination of librarians, faculty,
staff, and other partners participating in the creation of digital
collections of text, images, audio, and video. The successful
candidate will be knowledgeable about digital library issues and standards,
will have a strong grasp of underlying digital library technologies, will be
an effective advocate for the use of digital collections in support of the
University=B9s research and instructional activities, and will participate=
the creation of innovative digital library services and tools. Specific
duties include:

      -Participates in project teams with members of varying technical=
with diverse needs and priorities, from both UCLA and outside partners.
      -Works with DLP colleagues to recruit, hire, train, and supervise
student assistant staff for DLP projects as needed.
      -Consults with and provides advice to Library staff, faculty, campus
instructional and research units, and other partners in the development of
digital library projects.
      -With Library Information Technology and DLP staff, participates in the
design, development, implementation,
testing, and assessment of digital library technologies.
      -Serves as project manager for selected digital library project teams,
facilitating team planning, establishing
timelines and task assignments, monitoring and communicating progress to
participants, sponsors, and partners.
      -Creates appropriate project documentation as needed.
      -In conjunction with Library and other partners, develops grant
proposals and pursues external funding in support
of digital library projects and initiatives.
      -Works with Library usability experts to ensure effective public access
to and use of digital library collections.
      -Promotes the use and integration of UCLA digital library collections
with other library collections and services for research and instruction.
      -Maintains knowledge of current trends, developments, standards, best
practices and technologies in the area of digital libraries through
professional activities such as conference attendance and participation, and
      - Serves on university and library committees, task forces, and teams=
      -Represents UCLA in appropriate professional and technical forums
relating to digital libraries and related areas.

Required Qualifications

      -ALA-accredited master=B9s degree in Library or Information Science OR
equivalent education and professional experience.
      -Experience in project planning and management.
   Demonstrated knowledge of current standards and practices of digital
library development and management.
      -Working knowledge of metadata for indexing and retrieval, including
Dublin Core and MODS.
      -Working knowledge of protocols for metadata harvesting and exchange.
      -Working knowledge of current digitization standards and issues
appropriate for digital library collections in all
formats, including text, images, audio, and video.
      -Working knowledge of Web technologies including HTML, XML, CSS, XSLT.
      -Experience defining and developing individual digital library projects
and/or digital collections in a library, museum, or other research
      -Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
      -Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in a team environment,
working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.

Desired Qualifications

      -Significant recent experience building innovative digital library
      -Experience working with faculty and students in an academic setting.
      -Experience writing grant applications and managing funded projects.
      -Knowledge of rights managements issues relating to digital materials.
      -Experience creating database-driven websites.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply to Jenifer
Abramson, Assistant Director of Library
Human Resources, UCLA Library, Library Human Resources, 11617 Young Research
Library, Box 951575, Los
Angeles, CA, 90095-1575.

E-mail applications encouraged =AD send to jobs-hr_at_library.ucla.edu.
Applications should include:
   a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
   a current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
   the names and addresses for at least 3 professional references, including=
current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by June 19, 2006 will be given first consideration.
UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and
nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a
diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of
California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our
students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA compliant employer.
Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals
who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by
providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background

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