Digital Projects Team Lead

ZAI has an immediate need for a Digital Projects Team Lead in support of the 
NASA Goddard Library in Greenbelt, Maryland. This position is responsible for 
the technology and systems used in library operations, and for leadership of 
the Digital Projects Team (Systems Administrator, Web Developer, and Metadata 
Librarian). This team is responsible for the Library’s digital projects, 
computer systems, and technical services including the institutional 
repository, metadata creation, systems administration, web development, and the 
integrated library system and other discovery systems.


•          Coordinates the work of the Digital Projects Team in the 
implementation of open source software solutions for the Library; oversees the 
design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of new 
applications and information systems; coordinates activities to ensure reliable 
uptime of all Library systems.

•          Responsible for the maintenance, upgrade, enhancement, 
administration, and performance monitoring of the entire electronic 
infrastructure within the library, including the integrated library system, the 
institutional repository, database integrity, hosted discovery systems, and 
intranet/internet services,

•          Responsible for the management, maintenance, performance, and 
development of the Library’s digital repository system.

•          Integrates all of the technical resources required to maintain 
state-of-the-art systems and services within an environment of rapidly evolving 

•          Designs, plans, implements, and evaluates the present and future 
automation needs of the Library, making recommendations for implementation to 
the Administration.

•          Evaluates software products and frameworks to determine their 
applicability to Library services and related projects.

•          Maintains the SirsiDynix integrated library system including 
upgrading, customizing, import/export of data, performance monitoring, and 
systems backup.

•          Develops Standard Operating Procedures for the Digital Projects 
Team; creates new and updates existing documentation, best practices, and 

•          Delivers various reports and summaries to management and other 
constituents including status reports and progress summaries.


·         U.S. Citizenship

·         Master's degree in Library / Information Science desired or 
equivalent experience working in a library environment.

·         Minimum 2 years’ supervisory experience, with project management 
experience and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

·         Minimum 2 years’ experience as a digital projects, systems, and/or 
metadata librarian.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills to provide effective 
documentation, briefings, reports, and staff interactions.

·         Experience managing projects to implement and maintain information 
discovery systems, link resolvers, electronic resource management software, 
integrated library systems, and electronic library collections in institutional 

·         Experience building electronic collections with an open-source 
repository system such as Fedora Commons.

·         Familiarity with principles of information architecture, usability 
testing, best practices and guidelines for accessible Web design.

·         Familiarity with database design, scripting languages, content 
management systems, and web design.

·         Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.

·         Knowledge of office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office 

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