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Digital Applications Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries
Oregon State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative
and service-oriented Librarian to develop and implement next
generation digital access and storage systems. The incumbent joins an
agile and innovative library that is responsible for the development
of scholarsarch...@osu (the 8th ranked U.S. digital repository),
internationally recognized digital collections, the Oregon Explorer
natural resources digital library, the LibraryFind metasearch
application, and countless other digital initiatives.
The Digital Applications Librarian is part of the Libraries’ Digital
Access Services department and reports to the head of the department.
The department supports the libraries’ continued transition to the
digital information environment by providing digital access, and
developing digital access tools, for the information resources that
are essential to the research of the university and the citizens of
Oregon. The department manages digital access and information
management tools including the integrated library system, digital
repositories, digital collections, link resolver, ejournal and
database A-Z lists, proxy software, and other emerging applications.
Department staff and librarians organize and provide access to all
formats of library resources using these tools, and are increasingly
responsible for facilitating open access to university-produced
digital resources and to the libraries’ unique archival and special
The position investigates, recommends, implements and develops
existing and emerging information management applications and
technologies including the libraries’ DSpace and CONTENTdm digital
repository systems and a next generation integrated library system.
The first project for the incumbent will be the evaluation and
implementation of a next generation integrated library system. The
position maintains in-depth knowledge of digital repository and
integrated library systems, particularly open source systems. The
position assesses system effectiveness in meeting operational library
needs such as circulation, acquisitions, serials, cataloging and
metadata assignment. In addition, the position makes creative use of
APIs, continually enhances and extends commercial, locally developed
and open source applications, develops tools to enhance workflows and
provides vision and leadership in the implementation of emerging
information technologies. This is a tenure-track position that
participates in scholarly research/publication and performs service
activities in order to meet promotion and tenure requirements.
1) A Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced
degree from a computer science/information science program, as well as
two or more years experience working in libraries or an academic
2) Proficient in at least one object oriented language (C++, Java,
3) Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
4) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a
5) Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms,
related software, and basic system administration utilities.
6) Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
7) Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet
deadlines; strong service orientation.
8) A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
1) Hands-on experience implementing and managing library
applications, digital repository systems or integrated library systems.
2) Experience implementing and developing open source library
3) Working knowledge of CONTENTdm and DSpace digital repository
4) Knowledge of XML, OAI-PMH and/or OAI/ORE.
Employment Conditions: This position is a full-time, 12-month, fixed
annual tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate
Professor. Appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor
level will depend on the successful candidates’ record of
achievement.Renewal is at the discretion of the University Librarian.
Salary range of $42,000-$55,000 annually plus medical, dental and
life insurance; staff tuition fee privileges for employee or a
dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply).
This position earns 15 hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick leave
Application Procedure and deadline:
For a complete announcement, qualifications and application procedures
see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting 0003664. For full
consideration, apply by January 19, 2009. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Ryan Ordway E-mail: rord...@oregonstate.edu
Unix Systems Administrator rord...@library.oregonstate.edu
OSU Libraries, Corvallis, OR 97331 Office: Valley Library #4657