Digital Initiatives Librarian
Job Code 669DSP

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month 
tenure-track library faculty position of Digital Initiatives Librarian with 
a rank of Librarian 3.  Reporting to the Head of Library Information 
Systems, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will:

•    Plan, develop and provide leadership for an institutional repository 
by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and 
establishing policies and best practices for the long-term protection and 
access to digital materials. Digital collections formats includes text, 
image, audio-visual resources, and research data sets.
•    Collaborate and coordinate in planning, creating, and managing digital 
•    Implement quality control procedures. 
•    Identify and collaborate with technical partners within the library, 
campus and consortial communities.
•    Participate in divisional and departmental planning projects, as well 
as the User Education and Liaison programs.  Service on Library, 
University, regional and national committees is expected, as appropriate.

•    ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent is required for appointment.  
Completion of a second Masters degree is required for tenure.
•    At least one year of demonstrated experience in organizing/managing an 
institutional repository, managing digital preservation projects, and 
metadata creation.
•    Excellent oral, written communication, interpersonal skills and a 
strong commitment to service and professional development. 

Preferred Experience/Knowledge of:
•    Digital image file formats, file format conversion and image editing 
•    Developing web applications with at least one programming language and 
•    Experience with grant planning, research, and writing.  

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The 
University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic 
programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and 
professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the 
country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a 
beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty 
miles west of New York City.  Information about the benefits provided to 
WPUNJ faculty can be found at:
The link to the Union agreement can be found at:,70,734

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact 
information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 
300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission 
preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of 
applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  
For additional information about the University visit
William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively 
values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, 
minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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