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Michigan State University looks for Digital Librarian

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 896.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
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Dear colleagues,
 
Please feel free to share this position widely. Application deadline is 5pm May 6, 2015.
 
http://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64886
 
Position:
 
Digital Library Programmer, Librarian I
See job posting #1154 at https://jobs.msu.edu/ for full description and application procedure.
 
Salary/Benefits:
 
Minimum $50,000;
MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
 
Position Summary:
 
Reporting to the Head of the Digital and Multimedia Center, we are looking for a 
creative Librarian who will plan, code, test, and implement technologies
and systems that promote and advance the Library's mission of 
preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge. As 
part of a unified team, the incumbent shall work with and through the 
G.M. Kline Digital and Multi-media Center, Digital Curation, 
Collections, Systems and Public Service staffs to further develop or 
enhance application design and functionality for vendor supplied, open 
source or in-house applications, with an emphasis on collection 
stewardship and discovery.
 
This librarian will participate 
approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on 
qualifications, interests and need; may include work in areas such as 
cataloging, catalog services, reference, or collection development.
 
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system 
and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities 
related to their position in addition to serving on library and 
university committees as elected or assigned.
 
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 
undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a 
park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch 
libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing
is a community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State 
capital.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  *   Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  *   Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital technologies and
scholarship; experience with languages such as Python, PHP or Java and 
demonstrated facility with XML and database construction (e.g. MySQL);
  *   Advanced use of HTML, CSS;
  *   Knowledge of standards-based metadata schema;
  *   Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  *   Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
  *   Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
  *   Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  *   Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
  *   Attention to detail.
 
As librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuous 
appointment system, also required are preparation and commitment to 
conduct independent scholarship consistent with a librarian appointment;
and capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing 
professional development.
 
Desired Qualifications:
 
Familiarity with repository software technologies, especially Fedora Commons and 
Islandora. Degree or coursework in Computer Science or allied field.
 
Closing Date:
 
5pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
 
Instructions to Applicants:
 
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, 
addresses and email addresses of 3 references to https://jobs.msu.edu/ posting #1154.
 
Contact:
Jacquelyn Hansen: aholajac@mail.lib.msu.edu
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