Job Posting-Digital Info. Services Coor.
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- Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:48:52 -0400
- From: Barry Woolson <bwoolso1@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Job Posting-Digital Info. Services Coor.
Digital Information Services Coordinator
McCabe Library, Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College seeks a librarian to lead in the library's initiatives to develop, enhance and deliver digital collections and services. The position will have primary responsibility for the library's Web presence--its design, usability, and content. Because much of Swarthmore's digital library work is part of a large collaborative effort with the libraries at Bryn Mawr and Haverford colleges, this librarian will be expected to coordinate and participate in consortial project teams to identify, track, and apply evolving computing trends and best practices in the digital library field.
In addition, this person provides leadership and coordination for Swarthmore library staff who work on a range of digital service functions and campus technology resources including, but not limited to, electronic reserves, course management, public computing and multimedia. In this capacity she/he serves as a liaison between the library and the college's Information Technology Services department.
Furthermore, the digital information services coordinator serves as a member of the library's public services team, and as such provides reference services a minimum of six hours/week, including nights and weekends. The position also supports faculty and student use of digital library applications and Web authoring tools, and participates in the library's instructional program.
MLS from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent degree. Hands-on experience with Web services support in a technology-rich library or comparable information organization. Awareness of trends in the application of information technologies to library public services, especially in an academic environment. Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital library services. Proven abilities in providing library reference and instruction. Demonstrated experience with building collaborative professional relationships. Demonstrated leadership and project management skills, especially the ability to lead diverse project teams that meet project goals and deadlines. Demonstrated strong service orientation. Demonstrated excellence in varied forms of written and spoken communication. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain new skills through continual self-education. Demonstrated ability to adapt to new work situations, people, ideas, and procedures.
Minimum $3,917/month. Annual and sick leave. Medical benefits. TIAA/CREF retirement program.
Deadline for applying:
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the annual ALA conference.
Send letter of application and resume to:
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Elizabeth Barry Woolson
Swarthmore College Library
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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