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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Out of State Opportunity

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library seeks candidates for the Digital Engagement Librarian vacancy. The successful candidate will join  other new librarians at Criss Library in 2016 including a Digital Initiatives Librarian, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, and Online Learning and Education Librarian.
The position is open until filled and reviews will begin July 18, 2016. The salary range for the position is $46,000-52,000.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Professor / Digital Engagement Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the Digital Engagement Librarian creatively collaborates with and supports faculty, students, and community members involved in digital scholarship and digital projects. Participates in the development of digital projects and collections by providing a full range of instruction and sustainability services and best practices. Responsible for consulting with faculty, staff, and students from across the university on projects related to digital publishing and digital exhibitions, as well as on emerging forms of digital scholarship. This position will provide outreach services through instruction and research consultations, and will act as a liaison to university & community partners & outside vendors when appropriate. Will also recruit, train & supervise student assistants when needed. Fulfills requirements of faculty status in the areas of librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, UNO is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
 
UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, women and persons of color.
 
Responsibilities and Duties
1.    Digital Services:
    • Partners with faculty, students, library staff, and community partners on digital projects in all stages including design, proposal, development, and stewardship.
    • Ensures adherence to best practices for digital project development, preservation, accessibility, copyright, and open access.
    • Leads testing and implementation of potential tools for use in the digital humanities and digital scholarship.
    • Evaluates feasibility of proposed projects and initiatives within the local environment; ensures that work plans with milestones and assessment plans are developed as part of any new initiatives.
    • Participates in the creation of metadata for digital projects.
2.    Outreach Services:
    • Provides specialized library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students with a particular focus on courses with a digital scholarship or media-rich component. Instruction may be provided in the library, at other locations on campus, or to remote users via web-based technology.
    • Leads instruction, workshops, colloquia, or similar sessions about digital scholarship tools and methods for faculty, students, library staff, and community partners.
    • Conducts research consultations.
    • Actively cultivates communication with stakeholders, content providers, and other project partners.
    • Acts as liaison to university and community partners as well as vendors when appropriate.
    • Conducts and contributes to library and department outreach when needed, such as presentations, exhibits, and publications.
    • Provides exceptional service in responding to research and reference inquiries as needed.
3.    Supervision and Coordination:
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises student assistants when needed.
4.    May be Assigned Collections Management and Liaison Duties to Specific Academic Departments.  Duties would include:
    • Actively cultivating and promoting interactions with faculty in assigned subject areas to develop and communicate the availability of library resources and services.
    • Evaluating and selecting appropriate resources (monograph, serial, and electronic resources) for the reference collection and assigned subject areas.
    • Acting as a coordinator between the library and database vendors in assigned subject areas.
    • Conducting ongoing review and de-selection of materials.
    • Partners with Research & Instruction Services to provide library instruction to students.
5.    Other Job Responsibilities:
    • Develops and maintains current knowledge of advances in digital scholarship, information technology’s impact on libraries and archives, and other areas related to this position. Applies knowledge to continuously improving and advancing digital archives and digital project skills.
    • Participates in department, library, and university planning.
    • Develops and documents processes and procedures; periodically reviews and revises processes and procedures as needed.
    • Accepts and implements other duties as assigned.
6.    Faculty Responsibilities:
    • Serves on library and/or university committees.
    • Participates in cross-departmental projects within the library.
    • Participates in professional activities, professional development, and scholarly research and publication activities as outlined in the "Guidelines on Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Recommendations for Faculty Members of the University Library".
 
Position will remain open until filledReview of applications begins July 18, 2016.
 
For additional information and to apply for this position, visit: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/2548. Please include cover letter, CV and list of references.
 
 
Requirements
ALA accredited MLS degree or Master’s degree in Digital Humanities, History, Archives, or equivalent. Minimum of 1 year experience with instruction (experience prior to completion of graduate degree acceptable). Background in and knowledge of digital scholarship, collections, and services. Familiarity with best practices around digital preservation, open access, copyright, and accessibility as they relate to digital humanities and/or digital publishing projects. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, organize and complete projects. Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships. Must be flexible and capable of working successfully individually as well as in teams in a changing library environment.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with information literacy or library instruction in an academic or research library (experience prior to completion of graduate degree acceptable). Second earned graduate degree.