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Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist

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Position Title Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist

Provide technical and logistical support for College faculty, students, and staff in all aspects of digital publishing services, including systems support, digitization, and development of digital information content and presentation tools and services. Oversee and coordinate the operational aspects of the daily work that takes place in the digital publishing services lab.

Essential Duties:

1. Provide daily digital publishing and media service technical support, and perform related functions. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services to effectively coordinate and oversee the work of the Digital Services Assistants and the Student Commons Assistants. Work with assigned team on planning and coordinating digital archiving of digitized and born-digital materials in the College repositories. Assist in the processing, organization, and storage of digitized materials and collections. Collaborate with library staff on multi-media production.

2. Collaborate with DPS staff in researching emerging trends in a digital environment and maintain awareness of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval. Stay current with new DPS technologies and systems to support evolving user access to the library’s resources and services. Assist as needed in planning and implementing future digital library development. Assist in developing new user communities and potential content for digital initiatives as required. Participate as appropriate in conferences and meetings and in local and regional professional development initiatives.

3. Assist in evaluating, implementing, and promoting DPS equipment, software, and services that meet publishing needs. Develop and deliver training opportunities that involve DPS hardware and software. Perform outreach to the community involving DPS projects. Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate digital collections with other library resources.

4. Contribute to the maintenance of the department web site and participate in the development of web-based initiatives. Contribute to library-related server backup systems and comprehensive data recovery plans and procedures. Collaborate on the upkeep of the library systems. Assist with helping to integrate library digital collections into course management systems.

5. Provide general research, education, and related digital media service in the Library Commons and on the web.. Participate in cross functional Library Commons initiatives, especially research and education projects and activities. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

Marginal Duties:

1. Compose and produce correspondence and reports. Perform intermediate and advanced computer functions, design and produce reports and research data and information on the internet.

2. May identify and make recommendations for additional or modified department systems. With approval, may design and implement new or modified systems.

3. May serve as an internal resource on departmental administrative questions. May, with supervision, organize and coordinate special projects including presentations, education programs, and special events.

4. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a digital publishing services environment.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective digital projects
• Experience with the concepts and applications used in organizing and presenting digital information
• Awareness of institutional repository issues and software requirements
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices, standards, issues, and trends relating to digital initiatives in academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
• Demonstrated knowledge of Mac OS, Windows, and Linus/Unix operating systems

Physical Demands

• Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
• Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
• Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
• Communication skills using the spoken word
• Ability to see within normal parameters
• Ability to hear within normal range
• Ability to move about

Employee Status Full Time
Union Status Non-Union
Shift: First
If other, please enter regular schedule.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number AS91P
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents