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Subject:

Digital Initiatives Coordinator position at UI Libraries - Forwar ded on behalf of a colleague in Iowa

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Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:42:48 +0100

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Applications received by the 5th November will be considered.

Please reply to:
Edward Shreeves
Director, Collections and Information Resources
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone:  319-335-5873   Fax:  319-335-5900
Email:  [log in to unmask]

or to Susan Marks
(whose
contact information appears at the end of the announcement).


Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to enlist your assistance in identifying potential
candidates
for the position of Digital Initiatives Coordinator at the University of
Iowa Libraries.  As Chair of the Search Committee, and the person to
whom
the position will report, I can affirm that we consider this to be a
vital
job and one that will see abundant opportunities for development and
growth.


If you know of individuals who might be interested and qualified for the
position, please forward the job announcement to them or nominate them
by
sending me their names and contact information.

Questions about the position can be directed to me or to Susan Marks
(whose
contact information appears at the end of the announcement).

Sincerely,



Edward Shreeves
Director for Collections and Content Development
[log in to unmask]
319-335-5873



Position Vacancy
COORDINATOR FOR DIGITIAL INITIATIVES
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA


Position Description: The Coordinator for Digital Initiatives (CDI)
provides
leadership, coordination and advice for digital library activities
within
the University of Iowa Libraries and, in collaboration with the campus
community, for the University as a whole. Reporting to the Director for
Collections and Content Development, the CDI works closely with
information
technology units on campus and in the Libraries, and with collection
management, preservation, technical services and other library staff in
developing and expanding digital library activities. The CDI
collaborates
with other units and departments on campus to offer advice and
assistance
for digital initiatives. The CDI works closely with other library units
to
ensure that the full range of library expertise and resources are
utilized
in building and managing digital collections. The CDI also works closely
with academic units across the University to identify, convert,
preserve,
and share digital objects; identifies assets in need of services,
develops
relationships with those responsible for managing such assets, and
shares
expertise about archiving and metadata with the campus; and seeks
opportunities for statewide, national, and international partnerships.

The CDI manages the budget of the unit, coordinates and implements
projects,
and seeks external funding sources to continue the unit's work;
collaborates
with appropriate technology staff to integrate the work of the digital
initiatives unit with the digital library architecture of the Libraries
and
University.

The CDI participates in the larger digital library community by actively
exploring questions related to digital repositories, and works to share
that
knowledge through professional service, presentations, publications, and
other means.

Context: The Coordinator for Digital Initiatives will oversee a digital
initiatives unit that is expected to further the creation of and access
to
research and scholarly material in digital form from across the
University
of Iowa, both born digital objects and physical objects captured in
digital
form. The unit will support in-house and externally contracted
digitization
services, and seek to provide the best quality and most sustainable
digital
objects or surrogates possible at a reasonable cost. In collaboration
with
subject specialists, staff from Academic Technologies, and others, the
unit
will offer expertise and services to departments, labs, and centers of
the
University, in support of the creation, collection, archiving, and
dissemination of digital content. To ensure high quality access to the
digital objects, the CDI works with other Libraries staff to develop
metadata standards for digital assets and share them with the campus
through
documentation, training, and collaborative project planning. The CDI
monitors and participates in national and international initiatives to
ensure that local practice is compatible with emerging standards in the
larger digital collections community.

Qualifications

Required: An ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information
science, or the equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant
experience; demonstrated understanding of emerging standards in digital
library systems and their application to digital repositories in
academic
settings; demonstrated involvement in relevant professional activities;
familiarity with best practices for digitization, for metadata
development
and capture, and for archival storage of digital objects; ability to
work in
a complex organization, build and nurture a cross functional team, and
collaborate with a wide variety of partners; ability to work well with
faculty and other academic staff; excellent written and verbal
communication
skills; evidence of planning and project management skill.

Desired: Experience in obtaining external funding; two or more years of
growing responsibility and accomplishment in digitization or digital
repository development; experience partnering with diverse coalitions,
experience in academic and/or research library environments; experience
with
the creation and capture of a wide variety of digital formats;
familiarity
with digital asset management tools such as DigiTool, ContentDM, etc.;
experience with design and development of digital library architecture
and
tools; financial management experience.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian II,
III,
or IV level. The salary range is $40,000 - $70,000. The University of
Iowa
offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid
vacation
per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical,
life,
dental, and vision insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.

The University of Iowa  Libraries: The University  of Iowa library
system
consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
and
10 branch libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the sciences). With more
than
4 million volumes, the Libraries ranks 30 out of 113 among the
Association
of Research Libraries for size of collections. InfoHawk, the Libraries'
integrated online system, uses ExLibris' Aleph 500 software. The
Libraries
has been innovative in the development of services related to digital
technologies with the creation of such units as the Information Arcade
and
Information Commons. The University Libraries is an active member of the
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the
Association
of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information
(CNI),
and the ARL SPARC Project. The Libraries provides a program of support
for
professional development activities and its staff members are actively
engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution,
the
University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a
diverse
array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from
otolaryngology to
fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to
dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2000 and a permanent
staff of
15,000 serving 29,000 students, close to 10,000 of whom are registered
in
graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 8% of the
University's workforce is minority faculty and staff, 9% of the student
body
are members of minority groups, and 7% are international students. Iowa
City
is a community of some 63,000 people with excellent educational,
recreational, and cultural advantages and was ranked the number one
metropolitan area in which to live by Editor & Publisher Market Guide in
1999. It is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major
airport
only 30 minutes away.

Application Procedures: Applications must be received by October 29,
2004.
Qualified applicants should submit, via US Mail or e-mail, a letter of
application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
three references to: Susan Marks, Coordinator, Human Resources &
Diversity
Programs, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1420
(319-335-5871), [log in to unmask]

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
EMPLOYER.
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

For more information about the University  of Iowa Libraries, see our
website at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/index.html


*With apologies for cross-posting*


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